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MercyMe's 'LIFER' hits No. 10 on Billboard Top 200, tops Christian chart

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Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm

'Even If' No. 1 at radio

MercyMe's "LIFER" earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on Billboard Christian album charts. Throughout the street week of the album, "LIFER" sat atop the iTunes Christian chart, while hitting No. 2 on the overall iTunes and Amazon music charts. "LIFER" also pulled in No. 1s internationally, garnering the highest chart placement on the iTunes Christian and gospel albums chart in India, Singapore, Switzerland, U.K. and Italy. 

The Grammy nominees' latest chart-topper follows a string of top releases for the band, including 2014's RIAA gold-certified "Welcome To The New." 

Simultaneous to the success of the record, "Even If" has topped both the Billboard Christian AC indicator and soft AC charts while landing in the top 5 at Billboard Christian AC monitored and Christian airplay charts. The first single from the awaited project has kept the No. 1 spot on iTunes and the Nielsen Christian tracks chart since its release on Feb. 17.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is offering a new deluxe version of "LIFER" at all its 600-plus stores nationwide and online at shop.crackerbarrel.com. Only sold at Cracker Barrel, this deluxe album - with three bonus tracks - includes: "A Little Hope," "Sing" and "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."

In April, the band will headline a national tour with fellow Fair Trade Artists Hawk Nelson and Micah Tyler. "Summer Lights" will find MercyMe headlining a string of outdoor dates alongside Jeremy Camp and Natalie Grant. For the latest on all MercyMe tour dates, click HERE

"LIFER" is available at iTunes,Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Cracker Barrel, LifeWay and more.

About MercyMe

Since their debut in 2001, MercyMe has sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 28 No. 1 multiformat Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with "I Can Only Imagine," (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), "Here With Me" (No. 4 AC), "Homesick" (Top 10 AC) and "So Long Self." Their radio success has continued with recent singles "Flawless" (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and "Greater" (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian airplay artist spot on Billboard's 2015 yearend charts. 

MercyMe made history in 2014 as "I Can Only Imagine" surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian songs and Christian AC songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry's most notable talents.

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