City Harvest Church album tops S'pore iTunes chart
CITY Harvest Church's new album Draw Me has shot ahead of the likes of Gentle Bones and Adele to sit on top of Singapore's iTunes chart.
The 13-track album, which was released on the store on Friday and features CityWorship, has sold enough copies at $13.98 a pop to top the albums chart as of 3pm yesterday.
Most of the buyer reviews have rated it five stars.
"Very fresh and contemporary style too! Everybody should listen to this album," writes one reviewer under the handle RayThan.
Its apparent popularity is not limited to digital stores. Physical copies of the album have sold out, the church said on its Facebook page.
"The first print run of the #DrawMe album by CityWorship is officially sold out at The Ink Room!" it said in a post on Monday evening.
None of the album's songs, however, appears on Spotify's Singapore charts.
Church co-founder Ho Yeow Sun, whose stage name is Sun Ho, appears on four of the tracks.
"Recording 4 tracks for this album has been an amazing journey for me. When I step into the studio, I set aside the cares and burdens that I face daily, and I find myself just worshipping," she said in a Facebook post on June 2.
Ms Ho's husband and church co-founder Kong Hee, along with five other church leaders, were convicted last year of misusing $50 million in church funds as part of a plot to further her music career. They have filed an appeal.
Ms Ho's songs, including one featuring hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean titled China Wine, found infamy online, partly due to a controversial music video that featured her gyrating in skimpy clothing.