Crowder’s ‘The Exile’ Album Earns No. 1 on Billboard Chart

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Crowder’s ‘The Exile’ Album Earns No. 1 on Billboard Chart

By Movieguide® Contributor

Crowder topped Billboard’s Christian/Gospel Albums chart for the fourth time with his latest record, “The Exile.”

“Released Fri., May 31 via sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG, the album landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums, No. 6 on the Billboard Top Internet, No. 7 on Billboard’s All-Genre Top Album. It has already accumulated more than 5.4 million global streams, marking another incredible debut for Crowder,” The Christian Beat reported June 12.

“I am having the BEST time writing, producing and releasing these songs. It is so life-giving to make music so that I, along with our people, can articulate the challenge, beauty and promise associated with these days,” Crowder said. “The EXILE’ encourages us all that the promise of His presence never leaves us. He is with us always.”

David Crowder has made music for decades. In the early 2000s, he performed with the David Crowder band before they split in 2012. Crowder won earned a Grammy nomination for his song, “Come as You Are.”

“The Exile” is a follow-up to “Milk & Honey.” It’s the second album of a three-part trilogy.

Movieguide® reported Thursday:

“I’ve always worked in threes,” the artist told The Christian Beat, revealing that the third album in the project is tentatively titled “Return.” 

He continued, “We’re just trying to get back into perfect communion with the one who made us, and that journey back is what these projects are sort of about.”

Crowder spoke about his music career in an interview with Fox News, saying, “For me, that’s the whole thing is I’ve been trying to help the church sing and being a part of a community of faith, everybody comes with something that they’re put together in a specific way to aid our experience of who we know as a God in our lives and so that – my role happened to be music.”

The lead single from “The Exile,” “Grave Robber,” took the number one spot on Christian Adult Contemporary and Airplay charts, which is Crowder’s fifth time to have a single go number one.

“Produced by the GRAMMY Award-winning team Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka, the genre-bending 12-track collection of songs journeys from rock and traditional bluegrass infused elements to innovative urban beats,” The Christian Beat said about the album.

In “The Exile,” Crowder partnered with Toby Mac on “[—] DASH” and teamed up with Buddy Miller on “All My Tears.”

“…I’m so grateful for all the support,” Crowder added on Instagram. “So happy these songs are connecting!”

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