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Tasha Cobbs Leonard Debuts at No. 1 On Top Gospel Albums Chart With New Live Release

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard performs at the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Aug. 5, 2017 in Newark, N.J.

Plus, Silent Planet's 'When the End Began' begins at No. 3 on Top Christian Albums.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard's Heart. Passion. Pursuit.: Live at Passion City Church arrives in the Top Gospel Albums penthouse, earning 3,000 equivalent album units (1,000 in traditional album sales) in its first week, ending Nov. 8, according to Nielsen Music.  

The set, recorded live at Passion City Church in Atlanta, arrives as Cobbs Leonard's fourth leader and her third straight to debut atop the tally. Her most recent LP, Heart. Passion. Pursuit., her second full-length and third charted set, started atop the survey in September 2017 (with 13,000 units).

Cobbs Leonard's second Top Gospel Albums entry, One Place: Live, debuted at No. 1 in September 2015. She made her initial appearance with her first No. 1, EP Grace, which reached the summit in January 2014, after starting at No. 2 in February 2013.

"BEGAN" BEGINS: On Top Christian Albums, Los Angeles-based metalcore band Silent Planet enters at No. 3 with its third LP, When the End Began. (9,000 units; 8,000 sold).

The performance earns the group its best week, by units and sales, of its three chart appearances. The act debuted with its lone Top Christian Albums No. 1 so far, Everything Was Sound, which bowed at the summit with 7,000 copies sold in 2016. Sound followed the band's first appearance, 2014's The Night God Slept, which debuted and peaked at No. 24.

On Hard Rock Albums, Silent Planet banks its second top 10, as Began starts at No. 8. Previously, Sound debuted at No. 1 and Slept reached No. 16.