Here’s the ‘Story’: Matthew West Debuts at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums

Matthew West earns his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart as My Story Your Glory arrives at the summit on the March 4-dated list. The 22-song set, released Feb. 17, earned 7,000 equivalent album units in its first tracking week, ending Feb. 23, according to Luminate.

“I’m humbled by this news and thankful to my team at Provident Label Group for its hard work,” West tells Billboard. “Most of all, I’m thankful for all who let my songs be part of their lives.”

West first led Top Christian Albums when Live Forever arrived at the summit and spent a week at No. 1 in May 2015. With the new LP, he also adds his eighth top 10 and first since Brand New started at its No. 4 best in February 2020.

West posted his first of 14 Top Christian Albums entries in 2004 with Happy, which peaked at No. 28.

Meanwhile, “Me on Your Mind,” the launch single from the new album, ruled the Christian Airplay chart for five weeks beginning last July, awarding West his 12th leader. On the multi-metric Hot Christian Songs list, which combines streaming, airplay and sales data, the track dominated for two weeks in August, giving West his sixth No. 1.

West’s current single, the My Story Your Glory title track, pushes 12-11 on Christian Airplay, up 5% to 4.3 million audience impressions. On Hot Christian Songs, it rises 16-15 for a new best, also with 376,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week.

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