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newsboys' Born Again Charts at No. 4 on Billboard
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CBN.com Nashville, Tenn. It's official! Born Again, the critically-acclaimed 15th studio project just released from newsboys, is the biggest project ever to release in the band's history. Even better? Newsboys' Born Again is the 2nd highest Christian artist debut on Billboard's Top 200 and the 3rd highest debut on CCM Soundscan for 2010!
According to Soundscan, Born Again has sold an astounding 45,311 units in just one week, placing Born Again at no. 4 on Billboard's Overall Chart, charting above new releases from such artists as Sting and M.I.A. In its first week of release, Born Again also placed Top 4 on iTunes' Overall Chart, sharing company again with Sting and charting before the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. Born Again officially released July 13th, courtesy of Inpop Records.
Even before sales numbers were released, it has been reported that Born Again is the best project newsboys has ever released. It has also been said that the band is "wonderfully rejuvinated," "amazing" and "The 'Boys are back...simply the best!" It's been months and months of hard work for newsboys leading up to the release of Born Again, and it's certainly paying off.
Along the way, the band has received tremendous support from retail, radio stations, media outlets, and dedicated fans across the nation. From kicking off a few of their new songs and doing local tour promotion earlier this year during the WinterJam 2010 tour to now, Newsboys have been so ready to share Born Again with the world.
"The record-setting number of sales today reflect the dedication and hard work of Newsboys to create another groundbreaking musical creation," exclaims Andrew Patton, General Manager, Inpop Records. "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."
This Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning band has achieved what few artists have in their lifetime. They have sold over 6.5 million units, garnered five Gold albums and 26 no. 1 hits, and are renown for their heart-pumping live shows. Last year, when longtime members Jody Davis (guitar), keyboardist Jeff Frankenstein and drummer Duncan Phillips welcomed the vocal strengths, writing talents and boundless energy of former dc Talk member Michael Tait to the band, it was clearly a good reason for newsboys to feel born again and share brand new songs with fans old and new. Born Again is newsboys' 15th studio project.
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