Plus, Brian Courtney Wilson notches his first Gospel Airplay leader.
for KING & COUNTRY, the duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, earns its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, as Burn the Ships sails in at No. 1 on the Oct. 20-dated list. The set starts with a career-best 62,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, the album arrives at No. 7, marking the act's first top 10.
"We spent a year-and-a-half working on this album," Luke tells Billboard. "A lot of these songs are particularly personal. To hear the stories already of people saying these songs relate to them and what they're going through in their life makes the time spent on this album all the worthwhile. We get to write songs for a living and we are grateful to do it."