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PHIL WICKHAM'S I BELIEVE DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD'S TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM SALES CHART, TOP 5 BILLBOARD CURRENT DIGITAL ALBUM CHART

Wickham's "House of the Lord" track is RIAA Gold- Certified as he tops 1 million YouTube subscribers


Phil Wickham's 'I Believe' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Christian Album Chart


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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
September 8, 2023

Nashville, Tenn. (September 8, 2023) — Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Phil Wickham's acclaimed new studio album I BELIEVE made its anticipated debut in a big way last week, entering Billboard's Top Christian Album Sales Chart at #1, while also hitting top 5 on Billboard's Top 5 Current Digital Album Chart. I BELIEVE marks the respected worship leader’s tenth LP in a career filled with songs that have been sung in churches around the globe and streamed billions of times across multiple platforms.
 
In an exclusive chat with Billboard, Wickham commented, "Wow! Absolutely floored by all the love and support for this album. This is wild! I felt called when I started writing this record to create songs that feel fresh, but at the core get back to the basics of who we are to God and who He is to us. Thanks to everyone for listening!”


Phil Wickham's 'I Believe' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Christian Album Chart


Phil Wickham receiving his plaque commemorating 1 million YouTube subscribers
(Photo: Sadie Schwanberg)
 
It's a landmark season for Wickham, who, while in the midst of multipe SOLD OUT tour dates with Brandon Lake on their "Summer Worship Nights Tour," saw his "House of the Lord"singleRIAA certified Gold, and his YouTube channel reaching 1 million YouTube subscribers. Fair Trade Services presented Wickham with a plaque for the RIAA certification at his Nashville, Bridgestone Arena show on August 24th.
 
Kicking off August 10th and wrapping up September 2nd in his hometown of San Diego, Wickham has spent the past month on the “Summer Worship Nights Tour” alongside Brandon Lake, with SOLD OUT shows in multiple cities.

I BELIEVE also follows Wickham's recent radio hit and 2023 Dove-Award nominated song “This Is Our God,” which has become one of the biggest songs of Wickham’s career to date. After after spending multiple weeks at No.1 on the Mediabase Christian Audience, Mediabase Christian AC and Billboard Christian AC charts, Wickham recently released title track “I Believe” to radio – which is already airing on Air 1 and officially going for adds on September 8.


Phil Wickham's 'I Believe' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Top Christian Album Chart


Phil Wickham receiving his plaque for the RIAA Gold-certified "House of the Lord" single 
(Photo: Sadie Schwanberg)
 
“Summer Worship Nights” 2023 Tour Dates:

8/10 — Amalie Arena // Tampa, FL

8/11 — Bojangles Coliseum // Charlotte, NC SOLD OUT

8/12 — Chartway Arena // Norfolk, VA SOLD OUT

8/13 — Prudential Center // Newark, NJ SOLD OUT

8/17 — Target Center // Minneapolis, MN

8/19 — Gainbridge Fieldhouse // Indianapolis, IN

8/20 — Santander Arena // Reading, PA  SOLD OUT

8/24 — Bridgestone Arena // Nashville, TN

8/25 — UNO Lakefront Arena // New Orleans, LA SOLD OUT 

8/26 — AT&T Center // San Antonio, TX

8/27 — Dickies Arena // Fort Worth, TX SOLD OUT

8/30 — Toyota Arena // Ontario, CA SOLD OUT

8/31 — Save Mart Center // Fresno, CA

9/1 — Golden 1 Center // Sacramento, CA

9/2 — Viejas Arena // San Diego, CA SOLD OUT


For tickets, visit www.summerworshipnightstour.com


About Phil Wickham:

Phil Wickham is a GRAMMY® nominated artist and leader in the modern worship movement, having penned countless songs sung in churches around the world. Most recently, his single, “This Is Our God,” opened the pages of 2023 with a wellspring of declarative praise to our God who saves. Also in 2023, the artist was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards in the category of “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song,” recognizing the songs, “Hymn of Heaven” and “Holy Forever.” Hymn of Heaven, Wickham’s last full-length album, won him “Worship Album of the Year” at the 2022 GMA Dove Awards, while he was named “Songwriter of the Year” as well as awarded “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” for the title track, “Hymn of Heaven.” In addition, the song, “Battle Belongs,” topped five different radio charts for multiple weeks. This powerful album was written during a year when the family of God couldn’t physically gather in houses of worship around the world. “Hymn of Heaven is full of praise and thankfulness, just lifting up the name of Jesus and speaking what we really know is the reality, even though we don’t see it,” he says. “All I want to do is facilitate moments where people can encounter the presence of God.” Wickham’s anthemic “Living Hope,” an RIAA Gold®-certified hit, earned him a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019, while his first RIAA Gold®-certified single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” was his first career No. 1. This iconic song held the top spot for thirteen consecutive weeks and was named Billboard’s No. 1 “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014, as well as BMI’s “Christian Song of the Year” in 2015. Wickham’s music has received hundreds of millions of streams across multiple platforms, with his discography including eight full-length projects, several Christmas releases, and a series of popular Singalong records that capture Wickham’s songs as they do what they were always meant to do — which is giving people language to sing to God. To find out more, visit PhilWickham.com.

Get Connected with Phil Wickham:

Website // www.philwickham.com

Twitter // www.twitter.com/philwickham

Instagram // www.instagram.com/philwickham

Facebook // www.facebook.com/philwickham

YouTube // www.youtube.com/user/philwickham

TikTok // www.tiktok.com/@philwickhamofficial  


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