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Jekalyn Carr sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. The 19-year-old vocalist’s third studio set, The Life Project, boasts a career-high 2,000 sold.

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Carr’s first album, 2013’s Greater Is Coming, opened and peaked at No. 3. In 2014, It’s Gonna Happen debuted at its No. 9 high.

On the Hot Gospel Songs chart, which combines airplay, sales and streaming data, Donnie McClurkin’s “I Need You” ascends to the top 10, hopping 11-10.

On Gospel Airplay, it gains 8 percent and lifts 13-12, while on Gospel Digital Songs it increases by 27 percent and re-enters at No. 23.

McClurkin notches his sixth Hot Gospel Songs top 10. He led the list for seven weeks in 2005 with “I Call You Faithful.”

Here is the full list of Top 10 albums:

#1 The Life Project Jekalyn Carr

#2 “Better”: Azusa – The Next Generation 2 Hezekiah Walker

#3 WOW Gospel 2016 Various Artists

#4 Fill This House Shirley Caesar

#5 The Hill Travis Greene

#6 Everyday Jesus Anthony Brown & group therAPy

#7 Demonstrate William Murphy

#8 One Place: Live Tasha Cobbs

#9 Losing My Religion Kirk Franklin

#10 Sounds of Revival: Live William McDowell


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