Lincoln Brewster, Phil Thompson & MercyMe Highlight Christian/Gospel Chart Action
Brewster ties his best rank on Top Christian Albums with new set "God of the Impossible."
Singer-songwriter and worship leader Lincoln Brewster debuts at a career-best-tying No. 2 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, as God of the Impossible bows on the chart (dated May 19) with 7,000 equivalent album units (6,000 in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music.
Brewster, also an accomplished guitarist (who previously recorded and toured with Steve Perry), earns his fifth Top Christian Albums top 10 and matches two sets that also started and peaked at No. 2: Oxygen: A Worship Album (5,000 sold; Sept. 6, 2014) and Today Is the Day (a personal-weekly-best 9,000; Oct. 11, 2008).
He has earned his five top 10s consecutively, rounded out by Joy to the World: A Christmas Collection (No. 6, 2012) and Real Life (No. 3, 2010).
THOMPSON DEBUTS: On Top Gospel Albums, My Worship, the first solo album from Boston native Phil Thompson, opens at No. 2 with 2,000 equivalent album units. Thompson first made inroads as a songwriter for other acts, including J.J. Hairston.
MERCYME'S 'GOT' A RECORD: Meanwhile, MercyMe ties Casting Crowns for the most Christian Airplay top 10s among duos or groups (24 each), as "Grace Got You" pushes 11-8, up 12 percent to 6.5 million impressions. Among all artists, only Chris Tomlin boasts more: 27.
"Grace" also becomes MercyMe's 24th top 10 on Christian AC Songs (12-9), where Casting Crowns and Tomlin lead with 26 top 10s each.