Christian band ‘CASTING CROWNS’ reigns over airwaves.
Christian Rockers Casting Crowns Cruising To
Possible No. 1 Album
Watch for Christian rockers Casting Crowns‘ “Come to the Well” to possibly debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, with perhaps 95,000-110,000 sold by week’s end on Sunday, Oct. 23, according to industry prognosticators.
The set could mark both the act’s first No. 1 on the big chart and the first since 1997 to crown both the Billboard 200 and the Christian Albums chart. LeAnn Rimes‘ “You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs” topped both tallies in September of that year.
Standing in Casting Crowns way is Adele‘s sturdy “21″ album, which has already notched a dozen weeks at No. 1. It hasn’t sold less than 110,000 copies in a week since late August, according to Nielsen SoundScan, so it poses a real threat to Casting Crowns.
Casting Crowns has visited the Billboard 200′s top 10 three times previously — most recently with the No. 4-debuting album “Until the Whole World Hears” in 2009. That set launched with 167,000 sold. The closest Casting Crowns has come to No. 1 was the week of Sept. 15, 2007, when “The Altar and the Door” bowed at No. 2 with 129,000. (At No. 1 that week? The “High School Musical 2″ soundtrack, which moved 210,000 in its third frame at the top.)