Chris Tomlin's "Burning Lights" #1 on Billboard 200
January 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM (PT)
CHRIS TOMLIN's latest album, BURNING LIGHTS, debuts at #1 on the BILLBOARD 200 chart after accumulating the biggest first-week sales numbers for the GRAMMY winner and multi-Platinum recording artist. With more than 72,000 units sold, BURNING LIGHTS marks TOMLIN's first trip to the top of the BILLBOARD 200 and only the fourth time in history that a Christian music album has entered that chart at #1.
The scans for BURNING LIGHTS, released via SIXSTEPSRECORDS, reflect a 60% increase over first-week sales of TOMLIN's last studio album, 2011's AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US.
TOMLIN's career has yielded widely known worship anthems such as "HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD," "HOLY IS THE LORD" and "JESUS MESSIAH." BURNING LIGHTS was released just days after the conclusion of the PASSION 2013 conference in ATLANTA's GEORGIA DOME, where CHRIS lead worship with a generation of 60,000 18-25 year-olds from around the world.
A year after celebrating his first GRAMMY AWARD, TOMLIN is honored with another nomination and will attend next month's ceremonies in LOS ANGELES as an eight-time nominee. He is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for "WHITE FLAG," co-written with JASON INGRAM, MATT MAHER and MATT REDMAN.