With over two million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, multi-platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED continues to establish itself as one of the most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music topping multiple charts this week with its highly-anticipated sixth studio project, WONDER.
The multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouse and chart leading Hillsong UNITED’s new album, WONDER debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian genre, in the Top 5 on iTunes over all genres and received playlist placements to over 4M followers on Spotify on Friday. As an additional bonus for fans, the band released custom lyric videos for every track on the album with never-before-seen footage of studio recordings and photoshoots. Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music (over 2 million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, remaining the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms reaching over 9 million fans combined), the band will appear on The TODAY Show this Wednesday, June 14 in support of release week.
Today, the multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouse and chart leading Hillsong UNITED announced their sixth full-length studio album titled Wonder, set to be unveiled in all music stores on June 9th. Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music (over 2 million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, remaining the #1 Christian artist on all social media platforms reaching over 9 million fans combined), the band that rocketed to no. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 with their last record Empires,”hopes to re-awaken the innate sense of Wonder within the human being.
Hillsong UNITED was honored with their first American Music Award (AMA) during Sunday night’s broadcast on ABC. 2016 marked the third consecutive nomination for the multi-platinum selling band in the Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category.
Hillsong UNITED’s 2013 release of Zion garnered RIAA Gold Certification, totaling more than 500K in sales. Of the songs found on Zion is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” which spent a record breaking 45 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart and was the first Christian song to hit Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Most recently, the platinum selling song was honored with a 2016 Billboard Music Award for “Top Christian Song.”
Incorporating breathtaking imagery from Israel, platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED will debut Of Dirt And Grace – Live From The Land available from July 15 – a LIVE visual take on songs from their best selling record EMPIRES. The Beatitudes served as the essence and inspiration for their 2015 release, leading to the band’s aspiration to film where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount along with additional Biblically historic locations in and around Jerusalem and the areas surrounding the Sea of Galilee, the empty tomb near Golgotha and more.
After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed EMPIRES tour to the United States, featuring special guests Rend Collective. In their first touring return to North America since 2013, EMPIRES tour will kick off February 11 in Sunrise, Fla. and end with two dates in Honolulu, Hawaii. Due to sold-out shows, additional dates have already been added to the band’s U.S. trek.
After an exclusive music video premiere on Billboard.com, platinum selling Hillsong UNITED’s “Even When It Hurts” is being given away with a donation to the international work of World Vision as they aim to provide Syrian refugee families with urgent care and a better future. Reflecting the journey of the song from the studio to the live stage, the video for the live version of “Even When It Hurts” was filmed in four locations spanning the globe, including Capitol Records (Los Angeles), Club Nokia (Los Angeles), Hillsong Church (Sydney) and Hillsong Conference (Sydney). The song, originally found on Hillsong UNITED’s critically acclaimed EMPIRES, is available for download at Hillsong.com, with a minimum donation of .20 to World Vision’s efforts to serve Syrian refugees.
Check out the new music video of the live performance from Hillsong UNITED for their current single, “Touch The Sky,” from their new album EMPIRES. The video debuts today at YAHOO! featuring the group performing the hit song from the rooftop of the historical Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.
Hillsong UNITED released their highly anticipated new studio album, EMPIRES, last week to much acclaim and fan response. EMPIRES debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart and No. 2 on the Digital Albums chart. The album also remained in the Top 5 peaking at No. 2 on the iTunes overall albums during street week.
Hillsong UNITED was named Top Christian Artist at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. The group was also nominated for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” as Top Christian Song. The Billboard Music Awards were held live in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and aired live on ABC.
Platinum-selling group Hillsong UNITED has a lot to celebrate this month as they release a new album, EMPIRES (Hillsong Music/Capitol CMG) May 26, and a highly-anticipated film, Hillsong — Let Hope Rise (Relativity Studios) just a few days later on May 29. Of the new record, lead worship leader Joel Houston explains, “EMPIRES is the story of two worlds. We wanted to create songs that first seek to listen, then speak the good news of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world… Our desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could.”
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