MercyMe's '10' Tops Christian Soundscan Chart

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By Kevin P. Donovan, Christian Post Reporter
April 16, 2009|5:45 pm

MercyMe’s “best of” album topped the Christian Soundscan Chart at No. 1 this past week and also hit No. 18 on the Billboards Top 200 Chart.

Released April 7, 10 spans MercyMe’s five studio releases and features 11 of MercyMe’s biggest hits, three bonus tracks, and a new version of "I Can Only Imagine" recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The album marks the 10th anniversary of MercyMe’s hit single “I Can Only Imagine,” which catapulted the group to superstardom. The song was penned by MercyMe frontman BartMillard in memory of his father following his early death.

Included in the second disk of the two-CD project is the story behind “I Can Only Imagine,” as well as a number of music videos.

In the first week of its release, 10 has sold almost 30,000 units. Its current hit single, “Finally Home,” is also included in 10 and has been No. 1 on Christian AC radio.

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