logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Gospel and Christian Music Site

BellaOnline's Gospel and Christian Music Editor

g

The Passion Soundtrack Goes Gold




The soundtrack for the “The Passion of The Christ” has remained atop the billboard Contemporary Christian chart for the sixth straight week since it debuted, and the CD has been certified gold (for shipments of 500,000 units) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), according to Jerry Weimer, president of Integrity Music.

“The Passion of The Christ” official movie soundtrack scanned 23,208 units for the week ending April 4, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the number one best-selling Christian music album again last week. Meanwhile the movie, while moving down slightly on the weekly box office charts, has moved up to the #10 best-selling movie of all time, passing the $330 million mark in box office receipts, according to Box Office Mojo.

“We congratulate composer John Debney and Mel Gibson on this exciting news,” said Weimer. “The gold certification comes after only a month of release, and the soundtrack is already on its way to platinum status. This CD proves the power and appeal of music that so many moviegoers wanted to extend their experience of ‘The Passion of The Christ’ by purchasing the soundtrack. We feel honored to be able to be a small part of the whole ‘The Passion of the Christ’ phenomenom.”

“The Passion of The Christ” original motion picture soundtrack is the only recording that contains the music from the film. The film score, which was composed by John Debney, brings an atmospheric texture that complements the Caravaggio-inspired cinematography of the film. The soundtrack also features haunting vocals and chants provided by Shannon Kingsbury, Shankar and Gingger, the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir, The London Voices and Mel Gibson, who co-produced the soundtrack with Debney.

Music from “The Passion of The Christ” is getting significant airplay on Christian radio thanks to a specially produced radio single, “Themes From The Passion Special Radio Re-Mix,” which

Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Twitter Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Facebook Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to MySpace Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Del.icio.us Digg The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Yahoo My Web Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Google Bookmarks Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Stumbleupon Add The+Passion+Soundtrack+Goes+Gold to Reddit




RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Gospel and Christian Music Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Candace Walker. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Candace Walker. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Candace Walker for details.

g


g features
Pastor Shirley Caesar husband dies.

Absolutely Gospel Music Fest Set

Marcus McFarlin wins Powerful Voices

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor