Nashville, TN (April 13, 2016) – Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED received four Billboard Music Award Nominations, earning in all Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (EMPIRES) and Top Christian Song where both “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and "Touch The Sky" scored nods. The nominations were announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America. In 2015, Hillsong UNITED was nominated for Top Christian Song and won the category of Top Christian Artist. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards broadcast will air live on Sunday, May 22 on ABC at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Hillsong UNITED is currently touring in the U.S. alongside Lauren Daigle on their EMPIRES Tour. July 30, the tour will wrap in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit hillsong.com/united/#tours.
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. UNITED desires to see a generation across the earth awakened to real love, rising up with hearts as one and finding value in the broken, hurting and lost connecting with Jesus.
The Billboard Music Award winner’s newest record EMPIRES debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 to critical support from The Today Show, USA Today and Yahoo! Most recently, Hillsong UNITED was named the Top Christian Artist of 2015 by Billboard Magazine. Selling out venues across multiple continents, Hillsong UNITED have filled major U.S. venues including Staples Center (Los Angeles), Radio City Music Hall (New York City), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver) and more. It is estimated that over 30 million people sing their songs each week, among those, their platinum selling single “Oceans."
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.
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