|Newsboys’ 'Love Riot' excels|
|Written by Taylor Berglund|
|Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:51 AM America/New_York|
Newsboys’ latest album, Love Riot (Fair Trade Services), debuted atop multiple charts following its March 4 release, marking one of the biggest sales weeks for a Christian artist to date this year.
The album bowed at No. 1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Christian Digital Albums chart, No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian Top Albums chart and in the Top 10 on iTunes’ overall Top Albums chart. In addition, Love Riot debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200.
Love Riot was produced by Mark Needham and Zach Hall, as well as GRAMMY winners Seth Mosley and Mike “X” O’Connor for Full Circle Music. Needham’s involvement with Love Riot marks his first production collaboration with a Christian artist.
The album is highlighted by the first single, “Guilty,” the theme song of Pure Flix’s upcoming motion picture God’s Not Dead 2. Newsboys are currently performing selections from Love Riot as headliners of the multi-artist 2016 Rock & Worship Roadshow. Newsboys will also hit the road later this spring for the final leg of the band's We Believe...God’s Not Dead tour.