BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT'S CHAMPION DEBUTS STRONG ON BILLBOARD CHARTS
NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
August 9, 2016
NASHVILLE, TENN. (August 09, 2016) Jesus Culture worship leaders, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, released their new studio album, Champion, debuting on Billboard's top charts this week. The project landed at No. 19 on the Billboard top albums chart and at No. 12 on the Top Digital Albums chart. The highly praised album is currently the top iTunes Christian album, and it landed at No. 5 on the overall albums chart during street week. Champion is the third release from the husband and wife worship leader team.
Media have praised the album as "a powerful worship recording that moves the listener," saying it is "a beautiful and powerful moment of worship," and it is filled with "fantastic songs for the church." The Torwalts have also shared about this album with a variety of media outlets such as All Access, Catalyst Podcast, Christian Post and The Church Collective. This past week, Jesus Culture hosted their annual conference in LA where Bryan & Katie lead worship and shared the new songs from Champion.
Champion is the first new album since the husband and wife duo's last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. Their debut album Here On Earth produced this year's GRAMMY-winning song "Holy Spirit" recorded by Francesca Battistelli, which hit No. 1 on the National Audience Chart and is currently a Top 5 CCLI song.
ABOUT BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT: Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. This is the foundational premise from which their music is derived. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion for freedom, healing, and the assurance that God's goodness surrounds us in any circumstance. Realizing the likeness in vision and spirit, the Torwalts joined with the Jesus Culture Music label in the fall of 2010 as they began working on the debut album Here on Earth. As they brought pen to paper, they had no idea they were crafting one of the biggest worship anthems of this decade. The song "Holy Spirit" has since gone on to win a Grammy for best Christian song of the year and it continues to be a staple in worship sets around the world. Their second album, Kingdom Come, is full of dynamic songs of faith and praise.