Elevation Worship

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Elevation Worship
OriginCharlotte, North Carolina[1][2]
GenresContemporary worship music[1][3]
Years active2007 (2007)–present
LabelsEssential, Elevation Worship
Websiteelevationworship.com
Members
  • Chris Joel Brown
  • Jonsal Barrientes
  • Jenna Winders Barrientes
  • Jane Williams
  • Anna Sailors
Past members
  • Mack Brock
  • London Gatch

Elevation Worship is a contemporary worship music band from Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2][3] The band's main vocalists are Chris Brown, Jonsal Barrientes, Jenna Barrientes, Jane Williams, and Anna Sailors, as well as many other contributing musicians and vocalists. Former members include Mack Brock and London Gatch.[3][4] The band leads worship in weekend church services, as well as performing concerts and tours around the United States. They have previously toured with other contemporary Christian bands including Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Rend Collective, Passion, and others.[5]

Releases[edit]

Led by Steven Furtick, Wade Joye and Chris Brown, Elevation Worship began in 2007 at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2][3][6] The band released four independent albums prior to signing with Essential Records. The Sound was released in 2007 (under the name Elevation Church Live), We Are Alive in 2008, God With Us in 2009, and Kingdom Come in 2010.[3] Featuring the song "Give Me Faith", Kingdom Come was the band's first album to break through on the Billboard charts, reaching No. 5 on Heatseekers, No. 42 on Independent Albums and at No. 17 on the Christian Albums chart.[7][1]

The band released their debut studio album, For The Honor, under the Essential Records label on November 21, 2011.[1][3] It saw chart success on Billboard magazine charts, including No. 1 on Heatseekers, No. 19 on the Christian Albums, and the Billboard 200 at No. 193.[1][8]

The band's second album under the Essential label,[1][3] Nothing Is Wasted, was released on February 19, 2013. A deluxe edition of the album also included studio recordings of each song. It also saw chart success – reaching No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart and at No. 41 on the Billboard 200.[1][9][10][11]

Their third album, Only King Forever was released on January 14, 2014, debuting at their highest charting position, No. 23 on the Billboard 200[12] and featured guest vocalist Darlene Zschech from Hillsong Worship.

On August 1, 2014, the band recorded their fourth album, Wake Up the Wonder, live at Time Warner Cable Arena. It was released on November 25 that same year. The album debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200 in its first week, as well as No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Album chart.[13] On July 31, 2015, they held another live recording at Time Warner Cable Arena for their fifth album, Here As in Heaven, their first album released on their own label, Elevation Worship Records. It was released on February 5, 2016 and peaked No. 1 on US Album charts.[1][9] Their fifth album, There Is a Cloud, was released on March 17, 2017 after being recorded at Elevation Ballantyne during the church's revival dubbed "Code Orange Revival".

Discography[edit]

Independent albums[edit]

Album Details Peak chart positions
US
Christ.

[14]
US
Heat

[15]
US
Indie

[16]
The Sound[17]
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: None
  • Format: CD, download, stream
We Are Alive[18]
  • Released: July 10, 2008
  • Label: None
  • Format: CD, download, stream
God With Us[19]
  • Released: June 25, 2009
  • Label: None
  • Format: CD, download, stream
Kingdom Come[20]
  • Released: September 7, 2010
  • Label: None
  • Format: CD, download, stream
17 5 42
Kingdom Come Remix EP
  • Released October 26, 2010
  • Label: None
  • Format: Download, stream
Speak Revival EP
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Elevation Worship
  • Format: Download, stream
Lo Harás Otra Vez (in Spanish)
  • Released: August 18, 2017
  • Label: Elevation Worship
  • Format: CD, download, stream
28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Notes and track listing
US
[21]
US
Christ.

[14]
US
Heat

[15]
AUS
[22]
CAN
[23]
2011 For the Honor[24]
  • Released: November 22, 2011
  • Label: Essential, Provident
  • Format: CD, DVD, download, stream
193 19 1 Recorded live at Elevation Blakeney
2013 Nothing Is Wasted[25]
  • Date of recording: July 2012
  • Released: February 19, 2013
  • Label: Essential, Provident
  • Format: CD, DVD, download, stream
41 1 Recorded live at Elevation Blakeney
2014 Only King Forever
  • Date of recording: July 19, 2013
  • Released: January 14, 2014
  • Label: Essential, Provident
  • Format: CD, download, stream
23 2 Recorded live at Elevation Blakeney
2014 Wake Up the Wonder
  • Date of recording: August 1, 2014
  • Released: November 25, 2014
  • Label: Essential, Provident
  • Format: CD, DVD, download, stream
58 1 Recorded at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than 16,000 in attendance

Video footage of the concert was also released on YouTube.

2016 Here as in Heaven
  • Date of concert: July 31, 2015
  • Released: February 5, 2016
  • Label: Elevation Worship, Provident
  • Format: CD, vinyl, download, stream
15 1 27 58 Recorded live at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than 16,000 in attendance

2017 There Is a Cloud
  • Date of concert: August 1, 2016
  • Release: March 17, 2017
  • Label: Elevation Worship, Provident
  • Format: CD, vinyl, download, stream
11 1 33 42 Recorded live at Elevation Ballantyne
2018 Hallelujah Here Below
  • Release: September 28, 2018
  • Label: Elevation Worship
  • Format: CD, vinyl, download, stream
25 2 69 86
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, or was not released in that country.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Christ.

[26]
Christ
Airplay

[27]
2010 "Kingdom Come" Kingdom Come
2011 "Angels We Have Heard On High" non-album single
2015 "Unstoppable God" 39 Wake Up the Wonder
2017 "O Come to the Altar" 2 2 Here as in Heaven
2018 "Do It Again" 5 3 There Is a Cloud
"Won't Stop Now" 24 Hallelujah Here Below
"Here Again" 20
"Echo"
(featuring Tauren Wells)
32
"Here Comes Heaven" 41

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ.

[26]
2014 "Only King Forever" 50 Only King Forever
"Raised to Life" 35 Raised to Life EP
"Jesus I Come" 36
2016 "Here as in Heaven" 17 Here as in Heaven
"Resurrecting" 22
"Fullness" 24 Speak Revival EP
2017 "There Is a Cloud" 25 There Is a Cloud
"Overcome" 37
"Yours (Glory and Praise)" 33
"Uncontainable Love" 48
"Here in the Presence" 46
2018 "Hallelujah Here Below" 41 Hallelujah Here Below

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jeffries, David. "Elevation Worship - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c lifechurchmemphis. "Elevation Worship Artist Profile". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Jesus Freak Hideout. "Elevation Worship Discography, Elevation Worship Artist Database". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Emily Goodman, axs.com, Elevation Worship is praise and worship music for all generations, USA, October 31, 2014
  5. ^ "OUTCRY Tour Announces Dates and Artists for 2016!". Premier Productions. December 7, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Luchae Williams, gatewaynews.co.za, Elevation Worship – Wake up the wonder: Review, South Africa, March 5, 2015
  7. ^ Timothy Yap, hallels.com, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton & Elevation Worship Share Their Sunday Worship Song Sets, USA, July 31, 2014
  8. ^ Caldwell, Alex "Tincan" (November 21, 2011). "Elevation Worship, "For The Honor" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  9. ^ a b JFH Admin (February 19, 2013). "Elevation Worship, "Nothing Is Wasted" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  10. ^ EMILY HARRIS, charlottemagazine.com, On God's Stage: Elevation Church, USA,December 19, 2013
  11. ^ JEFF SCHAPIRO, christianpost.com, New Elevation Worship Album Becomes an Instant Chart-Topper, USA, February 21, 2013
  12. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Elevation Worship - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Elevation Worship Chart History: Top Christian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Elevation Worship Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Elevation Worship - Independent Albums". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Elevation Church Live: The Sound". AllMusic.
  18. ^ "We Are Alive - Elevation Worship". Amazon.com.
  19. ^ "God With Us - Elevation Worship". Amazon.com.
  20. ^ "Kingdom Come - Elevation Worship". Amazon.com.
  21. ^ "Elevation Worship Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "Elevation Worship". australian-charts.com/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  23. ^ "Elevation Worship Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  24. ^ David Jeffries. "Elevation Church: For the Honor". AllMusic.
  25. ^ Steve Leggett. "Elevation Church: Nothing Is Wasted". AllMusic.
  26. ^ a b "Elevation Worship - Hot Christian Songs Chart history". Billboard.
  27. ^ "Elevation Worship Album & Song Chart History - Christian Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  28. ^ a b "American album certifications – Elevation Worship. Recording Industry Association of America". Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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