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MULTI-PLATINUM-SELLING HILLSONG UNITED & HILLSONG WORSHIP HONORED WITH FIVE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS

Australia Based Worship Collective Dominates Leading Christian Categories Including Top Christian Artist,
Top Christian Album, and Top Christian Song

Nominations Announced on Heels of Industry Leading Week for Hillsong Worship's "There Is More" Album that
Sets New Street Week Streaming Record in Christian Genre, Debuting with 8 Million+ Streams




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NEWS SOURCE: Rogers & Cowan
April 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2018) — Multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouses Hillsong UNITED and Hillsong Worship garnered a combined five Billboard Music Award nominations, earning in all principal Christian categories, including dual nominations for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (“Wonder” and “Let There Be Light”). Hillsong Worship scored an additional, stand-alone nomination in the category of Top Christian Song for their genre-smashing single, “What A Beautiful Name” that earned the group its first career GRAMMY® Award win earlier this year for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. The nominations were announced live on NBC’s Today show and the The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“We believe that music is a language that every living soul on the planet can resonate with and believe that the Gospel message is relevant to just as many people,” says Brook Ligertwood of Hillsong Worship. “It’s our honour to serve people by marrying the two and our sincere intention to do so with passion, integrity and authenticity, to a high creative standard. To receive three Billboard award nominations is such an honour, and we pray we can continue to write and create songs that resonate as strongly as this particular collection has in our own church and beyond."

The nominations come on the heels of Hillsong Worship’s latest album release, “There Is More” which broke the street-week record for audio/video streams in the Christian genre. Earning over 8 million total streams since it’s April 6 release, the project debuted at #26 overall on the Billboard Top 200, #8 on Billboard Digital Albums, and #2 on the Christian and Gospel Billboard Top 100. The Grammy award-winning group is celebrating the release of “There Is More” with a nearly sold-out U.S. tour of the same name, where they are joined by Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, Brian Houston.

Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music with over 2 million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, Hillsong UNITED remains the #1 Christian artist on all social media platforms reaching over 9.7 million fans combined. Their sixth full-length studio album “Wonder” is currently available everywhere music is sold.

About Hillsong Worship: 

With a catalog sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship is passionate about equipping and mobilizing believers everywhere with Christ-centered songs of God-glorifying worship for the building of the Church. For almost three decades Hillsong Worship has served people across nations and generations, travelling the world leading diverse expressions of the Church in the worship of Jesus. By God’s grace its "local church" worship songs such as "Shout To The Lord," "Mighty To Save," "Hosanna," "Cornerstone," "Forever Reign," "Broken Vessels" and "This I Believe (The Creed)" have become the songs of churches all over the globe, in addition to finding a place in the personal devotion of individual believers everywhere. With a combined reach of over 7.8 million followers across all major social network platforms to date, including 5.26 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers, Hillsong Worship latest, “Let There Be Light,” “What A Beautiful Name, EP” and “There Is More” are available now. For more information, visit www.hillsong.com/worship

About Hillsong UNITED: 

Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly no. 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and up to #5 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they’ve impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue (including UNITED) songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 9.7 million across all major social network platforms to date, including 1.49 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya Smith, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release. Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with “Zion” and “Empires” charting no. 1 (Zion recently also went Gold in the US); and “Oceans,” written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went double platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connects people everywhere with God, evident by the success they’ve seen globally. With over 42 countries and six continents and counting, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Bridgestone Arena, American Airlines Arena, and the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED profoundly functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people. Their sixth full-length studio album “Wonder” is currently available everywhere music is sold. For more information, visit www.hillsong.com/UNITED/ or @hillsongunited on all social platforms.


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