SEATTLE, WA...December 3, 2008...Last week the nation celebrated Thanksgiving as Jeremy Camp released his fifth studio album with much to be thankful for as fans rushed to the stores and online outlets purchasing more than 32,700 copies of Speaking Louder Than Before. This street week is Camp's personal best outselling "Beyond Measure" in a music buying market that has trended downward as the year nears an end.
The album debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 38 in addition to the No. 1 new release on the Billboard Christian chart. Digital purchases shot Speaking Louder Than Before to No. 11 on the overall iTunes chart and No. 1 on the Christian albums chart.
The debut radio single "There Will Be A Day" hit No. 1 last week and remains there this week at CHR marking Camp's career 17th No. 1 single. The single also holds strong at No.1 at AC Indicator for the fourth week.
Media and bloggers alike have praised the album from the Billboard review stating it was "exemplifying Camp's multiple talents" to the blogger(s) who have recommended it to their readers saying "incredible" and the "whole package - music, lyrics & message."
Fans can also join the upcoming new fan club "Camp Crew" on Jeremy's site starting this Friday, December 5th. This is in addition to the new speakinglouderthanbefore.com site with new resources and tools as well as the YouTube contest (view here for details).
About Jeremy Camp:
Since his debut BEC Recordings' project in 2002 (Stay), Jeremy Camp has made a definitive mark in the industry with his ability to compose hit songs and capture audiences of all ages selling more than two million records. Following his Gold-selling debut, Camp has released three additional studio projects (Carried Me: The Worship Project, Restored, and Beyond Measure), which have garnered a total of three RIAA Gold-Selling albums and an amazing 16 No. 1 radio hits under his belt. Honored with multiple Dove-nominations and five awards, a 2007 American Music Award nomination, and from the ASCAP Christian Music Awards three-time "Songwriter of the Year" (2008, 2006, 2005) winner including "Song of the Year" (2006). Camp continues to reach the masses with his music. Radio remains a strong supporter of Camp's music as his Beyond Measure produced six back-to-back No. 1 hits, "Tonight" (CHR), "What It Means" (AC) and "Give You Glory," which was named the No. 2 AC Song of the Year on the R&R charts. He now has a total of 17 career No. 1 radio singles across all formats with the latest "There Will Be A Day." In 2007, Camp was also voted Best Male Artist in the ChristianMusicToday.com Reader's Poll as well as named the No. 2 Artist of the Year on the R&R charts in addition to his first American Music Award nominee for Favorite Inspirational Artist.
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