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ZACH WILLIAMS WINS FIRST GRAMMY® AWARD WITH DEBUT ALBUM, CHAIN BREAKER

"Chain Breaker" Single Reaches RIAA Gold Certification




Williams accepting his GRAMMY Award; photo courtesy of Matt Sayles/Invision/AP


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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
January 29, 2018

29 January 2018 - New York, NY - Provident Label Group/Sony Music proudly announces that Zach Williams received his first GRAMMY Award during yesterday's 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony in New York. Williams won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Chain Breaker, his debut album release. Reflecting about his win, Williams shares, "I'm blown away and completely shocked. I’m a huge fan of everyone in the category and honored to win. But without God none of this would be possible." Leading up to the awards ceremony, Williams was also one of the featured artists in the New York Times' GRAMMYs feature. View the article here.    

Now with a GRAMMY Award, Williams' 2018 kicked off to a great start as well when his debut radio single, "Chain Breaker," officially achieved official RIAA gold certification. The single, holding at No. 1 for 15 weeks, was followed by “Old Church Choir,” which became the most successful Christian radio single in over a decade when it held the top spot at radio for 20 weeks, making it the second longest running No. 1 single in Billboard's Christian radio history. Williams also made history as the first debut artist to have two back-to-back No. 1 singles.  

Williams newest single to hit radio, "Fear Is a Liar," also just debuted his newest music video for the song, which can be viewed below.  

Williams is part of The Roadshow Tour, which kicks off on February 16 in Charlottesville, VA. For the official tour dates please visit the tour page. He will headline his own tour later spring, and more details will follow. 

 

 

ABOUT ZACH WILLIAMS: As a husband, father, singer, recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, GRAMMY® winner (Best Contemporary Christian Album, Chain Breaker) and GMA Dove Awards winner (New Artist of the Year) Zach Williams continues to make history. Achieving two consecutive radio No. 1 hits for 35 weeks as a debut artist ("Chain Breaker," "Old Church Choir") Williams' music comes from a place of humility and honesty as his songs are a direct reflection of God's redemption in his life.

"Chain Breaker" has impacted millions of people around the world, earning him his first GRAMMY® nomination (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, 2017) and a Billboard Music Award nomination (Top Christian Song). He also won a GMA Dove Award for "Chain Breaker" as Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and a K-LOVE Fan Award (for Breakout Single). Williams was also named Billboard's 2017 Top Christian Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year. Apple Music chose him as Artist of the Week in December 2016, while "Chain Breaker" was the top track of 2016 on iTunes' Christian Songs chart and also reached No. 12 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.

"Old Church Choir" also received national recognition thanks to a young girl feeling the spirit of the song during a performance at her church in Tennessee. At press time, the video, which can be viewed here, has received more than 53 million views. 

For more information, please visit ZachWilliamsMusic.com




Williams on the red carpet


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