Lauren Daigle's Behold: A Christmas Collection dashes 2-1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Dec. 31), increasing 8 percent to 14,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 15, according to Nielsen Music.
The 10-song Behold hikes to the Top Christian Albums summit for the first time in its ninth frame. The LP, produced by Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram, arrived on the survey dated Nov. 15 at No. 18 (with 1,000 sold) and has sold 73,000 to date.
The set is Daigle's second Top Christian Albums No. 1. Her first, her debut full-length, How Can It Be, topped the May 2, 2015, tally for the first of six weeks and has sold 536,000 since its release. On the Dec. 31 chart, it ranks at No. 4 (12,000, up 6 percent). That album's continued success helped Daigle earn the honor of Billboard's top Christian artist of 2016.
WHAT A TRIP: Trip Lee's The Waiting Room debuts at No. 7 on Top Christian Albums, selling 6,000 in its opening week. Lee has now gone five-for-five entering the chart in the top 10, starting with 20/20, which launched and peaked at No. 10 in 2008. He followed with his first two No. 1s, Between Two Worlds (2010) and The Good Life (2012), and the No. 2 Rise (2014).
HAMMOND HITS TOP 10: Fred Hammond earns his seventh top 10 on both Hot Gospel Songs (14-10) and Gospel Airplay (11-9) with "Father Jesus Spirit."
Dating to Hammond's first Hot Gospel Songs top 10, "Cover Me," in 2008, he ranks fourth for the most top 10s in that span, after James Fortune & FIYA and Lecrae (nine each) and Marvin Sapp (eight). On Gospel Airplay, Hammond ranks third in that stretch, behind James Fortune & FIYA (nine) and Sapp (eight).