*“American Idol’s” season five contestant Mandisa, who made her first Billboard chart appearance in 2007, is having the best chart week of her career, some six years after her debut.
Her new studio album, “Overcomer,” debuts at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums. It is her second release to top this chart and the first since “True Beauty” ruled for one week in August 2007, reports Billboard.
At the same time, “Overcomer” opens at No. 29 on The Billboard 200, where it instantly becomes Mandisa’s highest-charting album. That record had been held for six years by “True Beauty,” which peaked at No. 43 on this chart.
“Overcomer” also debuts in pole position on Top Christian & Gospel Albums, giving Mandisa her 18th and 19th Billboard No. 1s. That keeps her in fifth place among all “Idols” with the most chart-toppers. Mandisa’s pair of new No. 1s brings the total number of Idol chart-toppers to a whopping 400.
But wait, there’s more. The title track from “Overcomer” is No. 1 for the eighth week on both Christian Digital Songs and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs. And on the Bubbling Under the Hot 100 list, the single debuts at No. 24, an indication that this could be the song that brings Mandisa to the Hot 100 for the first time.
Plus, Mandisa has two tracks in the top 10 of the Christian Digital Songs chart, as “Good Morning,” her collaboration with tobyMac, rebounds 14-9 in its 87th week on this list. Further down the chart, Mandisa’s “Stronger” re-enters at No. 46.