Newsboys’ new album lands at No. 2 on Billboard
Born Again, the latest album of the Newsboys, has made it to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, and ranked No. 3 on CCM Soundscan for 2010.
Upon its release on July 13, Born Again landed No. 4 on Billboard’s Overall Chart in its first week with 45,311 units sold. This placed it above new releases from M.I.A. and Sting, among others. Born Again also made it to Top 4 with iTunes’ Overall Chart, CBN News said.
The album, which is the band’s 15th release, is produced by Inpop Records. It includes seven new songs co-written by new member and Grammy winner Michael Tait formerly of dc Talk. Potential hits include ‘On Your Knees,’ ‘Way Beyond Myself’ and ‘Build us Back,’ Canadian Christianity said.
Andrew Patton, general manager of Inpop Records cited the overwhelming support of radio stations, media outlets, retail and fans as some reasons behind the album’s outstanding sales on its first week of release, CBN News said.
Patton noted, “The record-setting number of sales today reflect the dedication and hard work of Newsboys to create another groundbreaking musical creation. The amazing support of Christian radio stations, festival promoters, our hard-working Inpop staff, and our partners at EMI CMG distribution have all earned our thanks today,” CBN News said.
Newsboys has throughout its long career done very well with Grammy nominations, Dove Awards, and some 6.5 million units sold, with 26 No. 1 hit songs and five Gold albums. They are particularly known for their live, foot-stomping performances, CBN News said.