Update: While its numbers differ slightly from those reported by Hits, the outcome is the same. Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” is #2 on this week’s Top Album Sales (pure sales) chart and #3 on this week’s Billboard 200 (consumption).
“Look Up Child” debuts with 103K in pure US sales and 115K in total US units (album sales + units from track sales and streams). Hits Daily Double had the numbers at 97K and 108K, respectively.
Its unit total is the best for a Christian album since the Billboard 200 switched a consumption chart in 2014. Its pure sales total is the best single-week tally for a Christian album since Casting Crowns’ “Until the Whole World Hears” moved 167K in late 2009.
The sales total meanwhile ranks as the best single-week mark for a female Christian release since LeAnn Rimes’ “You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs” sold 117K during Christmas week in late 1997.
In addition to the enthusiasm one would expect for the buzzy artist (particularly given the success of lead single “You Say”), “Look Up Child” benefited from some concert ticket-album and merchandise-album bundles.
With her new album “Look Up Child,” Lauren Daigle will easily set career highs on the Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.
According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, the album sold about 97K pure US copies during its first week of release. With units from track sales and streams included, it generated upwards of 108K in total first-week consumption.
Billboard’s more authoritative data, set to arrive Sunday, may not precisely mirror that reported by Hits. The Hits Daily Double data does, however, offer a clear indication of where “Look Up Child” will place on the charts.
The pure sales figure will position “Look Up Child” at #2 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, while the consumption tally should be enough for #3 on the Billboard 200. Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” will likely be #1 on both charts; Eminem’s “Kamikaze” will take #2 on the Billboard 200.
The positions represent new career highs for Daigle, whose debut LP “How Can It Be” peaked at #16 on Top Album Sales and #28 on the Billboard 200.