In the tracking week ending Aug. 5, the set earned 13,000 equivalent album units, with 9,000 in album sales, according to MRC Data.
All five of NEEDTOBREATHE’s Top Christian Albums No. 1s have started atop the list, among 12 top 10s. The new LP concurrently opens at No. 9 on Top Rock Albums, where it’s the band’s seventh top 10.
Mystery is the eighth studio LP for NEEDTOBREATHE, which formed in 1998 in Seneca, S.C. It follows previous studio full-length Out of Body, which arrived in the penthouse last September. In between, Live From the Woods Vol. 2 hit No. 6 on Top Christian Albums this May.
Concurrently, lead Mystery single “Survival,” featuring Drew and Ellie Holcomb, reached No. 21 on Christian Airplay in April and No. 26 on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Christian Songs list in May.
On Sept. 7 in St. Louis, NEEDTOBREATHE is set to embark on a 38-city tour with supporting acts Switchfoot and The New Respects.
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