Hilary Weeks

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Hilary Weeks
Birth name Hilary Novakovich
Born (1970-03-07) March 7, 1970 (age 47)
Colorado, U.S.
Origin Utah, U.S.
Genres Worship, Gospel, Christian country, Christian pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels Deseret, Shadow Mountain
Website hilaryweeks.com

Hilary Weeks (née, Novakovich; born March 7, 1970) is an American Christian musician and Mormon singer, who primarily plays a worship and gospel music version of Christian country and Christian pop. She has released ten musical works, with eight of those being studio albums, He Hears Me (1996), Lead Me Home (1998) and I Will Not Forget (2000), Day of Praise (2004), If I Only Had Today (2008), Every Step (2011), Say Love (2013), Say Love (2013), and, Love Your Life (2016), while she released two holiday albums, Christmastime (2006) and Christmas Once Again (2009). Her last four musical works charted on various Billboard magazine charts.

Early life[edit]

Weeks was born, Hilary Novakovich,[1] on March 7, 1970,[2] in Colorado, while she was raised in Alaska.[3] She graduated from Brigham Young University with her baccalaureate of arts in 1993 from their music department.[1]

Music career[edit]

Her music recording career started in 1996, with the studio album, He Hears Me, that was released by Deseret Book.[4] She then went onto release four more studio albums, Lead Me Home in 1998,[5] I Will Not Forget in 2000,[6] Day of Praise in 2004, If I Only Had Today on September 17, 2008.[7] While her next two albums, Every Step and Say Love, released on October 25, 2011 and September 9, 2013,[8][9][10][11] correspondingly, while they charted each on three Billboard magazine charts, The Billboard 200 at Nos. 102 and 161,[12] respectively, Christian Albums at Nos. 6 and 9,[13] correspondingly, and Independent Albums at Nos. 23 and 30,[14] respectively. She was the first Mormon to have an album peak in the Top-10 of the Christian Albums chart.[15] The eighth studio album, Love Your Life, was released on September 16, 2016,[16] and it charted on the Christian Albums chart at No. 7,[13] and Independent Albums chart at No. 24.[14]

She has released two holiday albums, Christmastime, on November 7, 2006, and her most commercially successful one, Christmas Once Again, on October 13, 2009,[7] where it peaked at Nos. 26 and 40 on the Holiday Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Timothy "Tim" Weeks,[19] and they have four daughters,[20] residing in Utah.[21] Weeks was called by Forbes one of the "'40 Women to Watch Over 40,'" for developing the website billionclicks.org.[22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[12] US
Chr
[13]
US
Ind
[14]
He Hears Me
Lead Me Home
I Will Not Forget
Day of Praise
If I Only Had Today
Every Step 102 6 23
Say Love 161 9 30
Love Your Life 7 24

Holiday albums

List of holiday albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Hol
[17]
US
Heat
[18]
Christmastime
Christmas Once Again 26 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karford Rogers, Brittany. "The Encyclopedia of Musical Alumni (Abridged, Incomplete, and Growing at an Enormous Rate)". BYU Magazine. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ Weeks, Hilary (March 7, 2015). "Birthday video". Instagram. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Blodgett-Williams, Dacia A. "Hilary Weeks: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Blodgett-Williams, Dacia A. "He Hears Me – Hilary Weeks: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ Blodgett-Williams, Dacia A. "Lead Me Home – Hilary Weeks: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ Blodgett-Williams, Dacia A. "I Will Not Forget – Hilary Weeks: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b AllMusic. "Hilary Weeks: discography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Every Step – Hilary Weeks: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ Rappleye, Christine (November 11, 2011). "Hilary Weeks' 'Every Step' is making big strides". Deseret News. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ Collar, Matt. "Say Love – Hilary Weeks: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ Rappleye, Christine (September 25, 2013). "Hilary Weeks' 'Say Love' spreads messages of hope, Savior's love". Deseret News. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Hilary Weeks Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c "Hilary Weeks Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Hilary Weeks Album & Song Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ Jessen, Wade (November 4, 2011). "Hilary Weeks First Mormon to Reach Christian Albums Top 10". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  16. ^ Rappleye, Christine (September 22, 2016). "What's new: 'Love Your Life' by Hilary Weeks shares 12 original songs with encouragement, faith". Deseret News. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Hilary Weeks Album & Song Chart History (Holiday Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Hilary Weeks Album & Song Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  19. ^ Staff. "Just Asking: Hilary Weeks". LDS Living. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  20. ^ Jones, Morgan (November 10, 2014). "LDS singer-songwriter Hilary Weeks develops app to promote positive thinking". Deseret News. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  21. ^ Vuleta, Christina (August 13, 2014). "Forty Over 40 Asks: 10 Questions with Hilary Weeks". Forty Over 40. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  22. ^ Restauri, Denise (July 16, 2014). "'40 Women To Watch Over 40' List Rewards Women Of All Ages". Forbes. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 

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