FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI WINS FIRST CAREER GRAMMY® AWARD FOR "HOLY SPIRIT"
NEWS SOURCE: Warner Music Nashville
February 16, 2016
Nashville, Tenn. - (February 16, 2016) - Francesca Battistelli has taken home her very first GRAMMY®Award for the song, "Holy Spirit" - in the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - from her 2014 album If We're Honest, an album that has garnered three total GRAMMY® nominations. Francesca has a total of four career GRAMMY® nominations.
Battistelli, who is excitedly anticipating the birth of her third child, was unable to attend the 58thAnnual Grammy Awards, which were held Monday, February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"I am so honored and humbled to have been recognized with a Grammy award for 'Holy Spirit,' a song that has meant so much to me," says Battistelli. "Many thanks to Bryan and Katie Torwalt for writing an amazing song and letting me sing it. I pray God continues to use it to change people's lives and draw them closer to Himself!"
Francesca's "Holy Spirit" spent 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1 and topped 5 radio charts simultaneously in 2015, becoming her third consecutive No. 1 from the album, If We're Honest, following "Write Your Story" and "He Knows My Name".
"Congratulations to Francesca on winning her first GRAMMY Award tonight, as this is truly a career-defining moment," shares Rod Riley, President and CEO of Word Entertainment. "Francesca is a very special part of our Word Entertainment family and we are so proud of her. As she and her husband Matt are about to welcome their new baby to the world, we are so honored to stand in support of her during this special moment."
This Grammy Award win caps off an extremely fruitful awards season as she was voted Female Artist of the Year at the KLOVE Fan Awards last spring, received her first Billboard Music Awards nomination, and received three more nods at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards.
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About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, Jason Castro, Everfound, Family Force 5, Jon Foreman, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, NEEDTOBREATHE, Point of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Skillet, Stars Go Dim, Switchfoot, VERIDIA, We Are Messengers and Zealand Worship, and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
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