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HILLSONG MUSIC RECEIVES 10 DOVE NOMINATIONS INCLUDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR AND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
August 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, TENN. –August 13, 2014 – Hillsong Music received an unprecedented 10 nominations this morning at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations press conference. The nominations were announced at Lipscomb University where the awards will be held live on October 7, 2014.

“We celebrate with Hillsong on the multiple nominations,” shares Peter York, President, Capitol CMG Label Group. “Hillsong music has pioneered worship music throughout the years and over the last year, they have once again redefined worship around the world for the local church. Capitol CMG is honored to be partnered with Hillsong and their mission. Congratulations to UNITED, Young & Free and Worship groups.”

UNITED was honored with the most coveted nominations including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Worship Song of the Year in addition to Pop Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year.

Last year, UNITED released ZION, their most successful and fastest selling album to date. ZION produced UNITED’s No. 1 hit song and now multiple-Dove nominated “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” which was the group’s first No.1 radio single, cracking the longest reign on Billboard's airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart. Currently the single has been on the chart for 46 weeks and counting, spending 37 of those weeks at No. 1. The single also received RIAA Gold Certification earlier this year. The lyric video for “Oceans” has a staggering 14.6 million views.

Hillsong’s Young & Free, the newest brand to launch last year with the release of their debut, We Are Young & Free, received four nominations including New Artist of the Year. Young & Free also received nods for their debut album and single “Alive,” which spent seven weeks at No. 1 at Hot AC radio. The single’s lyric video has a strong online presence with more than 3.5 million views. In addition to “Alive,” Young & Free second single “Wake” also went No. 1 at radio for three weeks. Their debut album has sold close to 100k units making them one of the top-selling new worship artists.

"We are honored to receive these nominations for Dove Awards and are humbled that people listen to our music,” stated the Hillsong Music team. “We pray that it always points them to Jesus. To God be the Glory!"

Here is the complete list of the Hillsong Music nominations:

Artist of the Year
UNITED

New Artist of the Year
Young & Free

Song of the Year
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” Writer(s): Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Salomon Lighthelm

Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” UNITED

Worship Song of the Year
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” UNITED

Pop Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” UNITED
“Alive” Young & Free

Pop Contemporary Album of the Year
We Are Young & Free, Young & Free

Praise and Worship Album of the Year
We Are Young & Free, Young & Free

Long Form Video
Glorious Ruins, Hillsong Live

About UNITED: UNITED is a worship band that originally rose out of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. This progressive worship band is a global recording and touring entity sent out to share the ever-evolving worship music of Hillsong Church to an international audience through live performances and records. Releasing their first album in 1999, UNITED has toured six continents and 42 nations since 2006. The touring entity of UNITED has made a huge wave in the United States as they became the first Christian artist to ever sell out Los Angeles’ Staples Center. In addition to the Staples Center, UNITED has also sold out major venues in Seattle (ShoWare Center), New York (Radio City Music Hall – Hillsong Conference), Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) and Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl). About YOUNG & FREE: In this thirty year story, we have seen generations of people serving, leading and pioneering movements that have ushered in the presence of our great God, and have helped the human heart connect with Jesus Christ. Today is no exception with the groundswell that is Hillsong Young & Free. We are a youth ministry by name, but by identity we are a people who have found hope, salvation, joy, forgiveness and a future in Jesus Christ. Our songs are the overflow of our hearts and a reflection of life in Jesus. More than a label, Young & Free is also our message and mission. This is a generation called to stand strong in their youth and in their freedom, refusing to allow others to dismiss them for their age, and not allowing the chains of their history to leave them shackled. This is a generation awakened to their purpose in Jesus and empowered to step out into their calling. Through the decades, God has called, graced and anointed us to create praise and worship music that would be a blessing to the global church. Songs arising from Young & Free are unlike anything that we have ever done before and we believe that through them young people will find life and deep, unending joy in Jesus. We believe that through these songs, hearts will awaken to the light of Christ, captives will be set free and the name of Jesus will be made known.

About Hillsong Live (Now under the moniker Hillsong Worship): Hillsong Worship is the congregational expression of worship from Hillsong Church - a global church with local expressions. Their music captures the heart and sound of Hillsong Church globally and represents the coming together of the best of the Hillsong worship team from around the world; including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding, Dave Ware, Annie Garratt and many more. Since 1992, Hillsong Hillsong Worship has resourced the local church and received gold and platinum album status multiple times, writing such well known worship songs as “Shout To The Lord”, "Inside Out", "Hosanna", "The Stand" and “Mighty to Save,” which was awarded the 2009 Dove for Worship Song of the Year.

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, Paris, Cape Town, Stockholm, Germany, Kiev, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. 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.

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