After months in which the top classical record was barely sold 400 copies a week, those Decca nuns from Missouri have just gone through the convent roof.
Benedictines of Mary album Lent at Ephesus sold 8,160 copies last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The previous album Angels and Saints piggybacked at 1,670 copies.
Below that it was back to normal. Next best-selling albums were Simone Dinnerstein’s Bach (360) and Anne Akiko Meyers’ Vivaldi (345).