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TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard 200 Since 1997 @therealtobymac

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For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.


TobyMac gets his first chart-topper with "Eye On It," as it bows with 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It simultaneously debuts at No. 1 on our Christian Albums chart.

The last time a Christian set led the Billboard 200 was on the Nov. 1, 1997 chart, when LeAnn Rimes' "You Light Up My Life - Inspirational Songs" spent its third and final week at No. 1. (It debuted in the top slot on Sept. 27.) That effort -- which included a fair amount of inspirational tunes (hence its title) -- also led our Christian Albums tally for a whopping 35 weeks.

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source : Billboard.com