'Good News' for Rend Collective at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums Chart
Plus chart action for Caleb + Kelsey, Todd Dulaney, Lauren Daigle & Jekalyn Carr.
Rend Collective scores its third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, all of which have debuted at the summit, as Good News arrives atop the Feb. 3-dated list with 9,000 equivalent album units (7,000 in traditional sales), according to Nielsen Music.
The group, based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, previously led with As Family We Go (2015) and The Art of Celebration (2014). Two tracks from Good News hit new highs on Hot Christian Songs: "Rescuer (Good News)" (No. 14) and "Counting Every Blessing" (No. 39).
Also on Top Christian Albums, Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo Caleb + Kelsey makes its inaugural appearance at No. 3 with Worship (4,000 units). The twosome also debuts at No. 24 on the all-genre Emerging Artists chart.
On Top Gospel Albums, Todd Dulaney scores his second straight and total No. 1 with Your Great Name (a career-best 5,000 units). The former New York Mets minor league baseball player's previous set, A Worshipper's Heart, launched at No. 1 on May 7, 2016.
Lauren Daigle banks her third Christian Airplay No. 1, as "O Lord" rises 2-1, increasing 3 percent to 9 million audience impressions. Daigle's "Trust in You" ruled for nine weeks starting April 9, 2016, and "First" led for three frames beginning Oct. 24, 2015.
Meanwhile, on Gospel Airplay, Jekalyn Carr notches her second No. 1 with "You Will Win" (2-1). The song follows "You're Bigger" (four weeks on top in 2016).