.- The soundtrack of Mel Gibson's “The Passion of the Christ” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, Integrity Media Inc announced on Wednesday. The album sold 500,000 copies in February, the Mobile-based company that publishes and distributes Christian products said.
The CD was released by Integrity Music to the Christian market and by Sony Music to the general market.
Nielsen SoundScan reported that through the week ending April 4, the soundtrack had been the best-selling Christian music album for six consecutive weeks on Billboard's contemporary Christian chart.
The film score was composed by John Debney. The soundtrack features vocals and chants provided by Shannon Kingsbury, the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir, The London Voices and Gibson, who co-produced the soundtrack with Debney.
The soundtrack can be purchased at: www.catholicmusicnetwork.com