Hillsong Young & Free Honored With First
NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective December 8, 2016
Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2016) - Youth Revival (Live) has earned Hillsong Young & Free their firstGRAMMY® Nomination. Thesophomore album was named as a nominee in the BestContemporary Christian Music Album category. Making an impact at Christian radio, Youth Revival (Live) has garnered two Top 5 singles, as their newest "Falling Into You" quickly climbs the charts. The Recording Academy will present the 59th GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 pm ET/5–8:30 pm PT.
"What an honor it is to be nominated for a GRAMMY® under the category of 'Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.' While we are so proud of Youth Revival, we're overwhelmed by this recognition and aware of the shoulders we stand on," shares Young & Free’s Laura Toggs. "God is so exceedingly generous and we can't wait for February!"
Young & Free recently announced a free release of the video "Real Love" for a very special reason. Instead of paying for the download, the band is asking people to donate to a World Vision program that provides aid to Syrian refugee children. Download “Real Love” and donate to World Vision at http://hillsong.com/youngandfree/reallove/.
Releasing in February of 2016, the eclectic collection of songs found on Youth Revival articulate the deep desire of the human heart for something more. With their relevant EDM and pop sound, the project continues their own journey and experiences through their faith. Youth Revival debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and boasted a top 10 placement on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart alongside support from media such as Billboard, Worship Leader and MTV. The band toured globally throughout the year including treks in Canada, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, the United States and more.
About Hillsong Young & Free: Hillsong Young & Free is a youth movement born out of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. In this thirty year story, they have seen generations of people serving, leading and pioneering movements. Young & Free is comprised of a collective of young people who come together to make music for youth and young adults everywhere. Their first album We Are Young & Free (2013) and EP, This Is Living (2015), garnered a No. 1 spot on Billboard Top Christian / Gospel Albums Chart. With millions of social followers engaging in the social conversation, Young & Free has scored two No. 1 radio singles and support from MTV, MTV Hits and mtvU among others. Young & Free fills stadiums across the globe and continues to push their positive message in the musical context of EDM and pop influences. Their latest No. 1 release Youth Revival (2016) is available now.
About Hillsong Church: In August 1983, Brian and Bobbie Houston founded the Hills Christian Life Centre in the Hills District of Sydney, Australia. It has grown from a congregation of 45 to what is said to be the largest local church in Australian history. It has now expanded to be a global church with local expressions in significant cities; with churches in Australia, London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Cape Town, Stockholm, Germany, Kiev, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Phoenix. Each week, tens of thousands of people across the globe call Hillsong Church ‘home’ and the reach, impact and influence of this local congregation is seen across many nations.