“Christian artist TobyMac is on course for his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as industry sources are now projecting his “Eye On It” will debut atop the list next week with 60,000 copies sold.
The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The last time a Christian album topped the Billboard 200 was in September of 1997, when LeAnn Rimes’ “You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs” spent three weeks atop the list. A number of Christian sets have come close to hitting No. 1 in recent times, including Casting Crowns’ 2011 set “Come to the Well” (No. 2) and David Crowder Band’s 2012 effort “Give Us Rest” (No. 2).
Two days ago it seemed like there was going to be a race for No. 1 between TobyMac and Slaughterhouse on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Presently, the latter hip-hop super group is heading for a No. 2 bow with its “Welcome to Our House.” Sources say it might sell around 55,000.
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