Move Over, TobyMac: Chris Tomlin Tops Billboard 200 (Thanks to Passion)

(Updated) Conference did more than just raise $3 million to combat human trafficking.

Update (Mar. 11): CNN has profiled worship leader Chris Tomlin, calling his songs the "most widely sung music on the planet today."

Not convinced? Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) CEO Howard Rachinski has done the math. "CCLI estimates that every Sunday in the United States, between 60,000 and 120,000 churches are singing Tomlin's songs. By extrapolating that data, Rachinski says, 'our best guess would be in the United States on any given Sunday, 20 to 30 million people would be singing Chris Tomlin's songs.'"

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In September, TobyMac made headlines for becoming the first Christian artist to top the Billboard 200 sales chart in 15 years. Now, a second Christian artist has followed suit.

Chris Tomlin's new album, "Burning Lights," topped the Billboard 200 album chart yesterday with 73,000 units sold in its first week.

He is only the fourth Christian artist ever to hit No. 1; TobyMac's "Eye on It," which CT reviewed here, was the first since 1997. Both artists ...

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