Nashville, TN (March 14, 2016) - On the heels of a YouTube Spaces Livestream event viewed by thousands, Hillsong Young & Free's Youth Revival (Feb. 26) garnered the top spot on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and boasted a top 10 placement on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart. Hillsong Young & Free played filled release shows at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre and San Francisco's The Regency Ballroom around the debut of their LP.
Billboard also took time to chat with the Sydney-based group in a story titled "Hillsong Young & Free on New Live Album Youth Revival: 'The Focus Is on the Message.'" While on the West Coast, Hillsong Young & Free stopped by Facebook and Snapchat offices along with Good Day LA, ET: The Insider and Air1 Radio Network. With their relevant pop and EDM sound, Youth Revival was commended by critics:
“This is a rare release that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: make a powerful impact with songs that clearly portray the truth of Christ in a musical and cultural language that resonates with the youth today." - Worship Leader
“This new album is filled with heart and soul. This is the next chapter for Young & Free, and after listening to their album almost nonstop, I can tell you it’s nothing short of revival." - FOX News' FOX Nation
“Youth Revival delivers sincere worship packaged into a modern sound, geared towards the next generation of young believers." – NewReleaseToday
The single, "Where You Are," is currently in the Top 5 at Hot AC. The music video supporting the song landed an exclusive video premiere on the homepage of MTV.com, plus broadcast rotation on MTV, MTV Hits and mtvU.
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. Hillsong 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, Hillsong Young & Free has scored two No. 1 radio singles and support from MTV, MTV Hits and mtvU among others. Hillsong Young & Free fills stadiums across the globe and continues to push their positive message in the musical context of EDM and pop influences. Their anticipated release Youth Revival 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.
Get Connected with Hillsong Young & Free:
Website // www.hillsongyoungandfree.com
Snapchat // hillsongyandf