The Hurt & The Healer’s First Week

Multi-Platinum Band MercyMe’s The Hurt & The Healer No. 1 on Billboard Christian Sales Chart, Lands Another Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

Project Also Dominates iTunes® Christian & Gospel Album Chart While Lead Single Tops Two Charts at Radio

Nashville, TN, May 30, 2012: Underscoring their long-standing popularity and appeal, the seventh studio album from multi-platinum and award-winning band MercyMe, The Hurt & The Healer, has hit the Billboard 200 top albums chart in a big way, landing at No. 7. The album charted at just below Lionel Richie’s newest release and above Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones’ latest. The Hurt & The Healer entered at No. 1 on the Christian SoundScan chart. During its debut week, the album reached No. 10 on iTunes’® Overall Albums Chart and has crowned the iTunes® Christian Albums chart at No. 1 since its release on May 22.

In addition to their success at retail and stellar critical acclaim (Christianity Today, New Release Tuesday, Crosswalk /TheFish.com), MercyMe is also currently dominating at radio. The album’s title-track lead single is sitting high at No. 1 this week on two charts: Billboard Christian AC Indicator and Soft AC/Inspo, and rose to No. 2 at AC Monitored. “The Hurt & The Healer” also continues to climb quickly upward at CHR, spending this week at No. 11.

As the Grammy-nominated band celebrates their new album, MercyMe will visit markets across the country throughout the summer.

8 comments on “The Hurt & The Healer’s First Week

  1. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer( 2 weeks ago) and although I have heard this song a million times before, I have to tell you that when my husband posted it on FB, I actually read the words and listened in my quiet time with the Lord, and I can not tell you how it ministered to me.  I just wantt o say thank you for all that you do in your obedience to Christ.  You have touched one life forever.
    Forever Grateful,
    ~Cheryl

  2. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer( 2 weeks ago) and although I have heard this song a million times before, I have to tell you that when my husband posted it on FB, I actually read the words and listened in my quiet time with the Lord, and I can not tell you how it ministered to me.  I just wantt o say thank you for all that you do in your obedience to Christ.  You have touched one life forever.
    Forever Grateful,
    ~Cheryl

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