official charts company christian and Gospel Album Chart

Christian and Gospel Album Chart Launched

For the first time in the UK the Official Charts Company will rank the success of Christian and Gospel record sales. Today (March 2013) the Official Christian and Gospel Album’s Chart was launched in partnership with Christian charity, Compassion. The decision for this addition was made in recognition for the growing interest of the genre. In 2012 the US saw 26 million albums sold in the genre which accounts for more sales than classical, jazz and blues put together.

Omar Maskatiya – Director of the Official Charts Company said;

‘The Official Chart Company is committed to profiling and celebrating all sectors of the UK musical landscape. The popularity of Christian and Gospel music to date has largely been demonstrated through its vibrant live sector, however with the launch of the Official Christian & Gospel Chart we can now for the first time shine the spotlight on those artists who are enjoying significant success through recorded music too. We look forward to working with Christian labels and supporting partner Compassion to bring the new chart and its featured talent to music fans of the UK.

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Natalie Ferrol