Hillsong Worship

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Hillsong Worship
Also known asHillsong, Hillsong Live
OriginSydney, Australia
GenresPraise and worship
Years active1992 (1992)–present
Labels
Members
Past members
Websitehillsong.com/worship Edit this at Wikidata

Hillsong Worship (formerly Hillsong Live) is a praise and worship collective from Sydney, Australia and Orange County, California. They started making music in 1983 at Hillsong Church. Fifteen of their songs have appeared on the Billboard magazine charts in the US, with "What a Beautiful Name" (2016) representing their greatest success, reaching platinum in the US. The band has some notable members, including Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson, Brooke Fraser, Reuben Morgan, and Joel Houston.

Background[edit]

The group was formed in 1983 out of Sydney, Australia, where they were located at Hillsong Church, while now they are spread across the globe.[1][2] Their members have gone on to individually successful careers, the likes of Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson, Brooke Fraser, Reuben Morgan, and Joel Houston.[2] The group was called Hillsong Live until June 2014, when they took the name Hillsong Worship.[3]

History[edit]

Hillsong Worship released its first album, Spirit and Truth, in 1988.[4] Then, Show Your Glory in 1990,[5] The Power of Your Love in 1992, Stone's Been Rolled Away in 1993, People Just Like Us in 1994, Friends in High Places in 1995, Shout to the Lord (their first album in partnership with Integrity Music as part of the Hosanna! Music series) in 1996, God Is in the House in 1996, All Things Are Possible in 1997, and Touching Heaven Changing Earth in 1998, By Your Side in 1999, For This Cause in 2000, You Are My World in 2001, Blessed in 2002, Hope in 2003, For All You've Done in 2004, God He Reigns in 2005, Mighty to Save in 2006, Saviour King in 2007, This Is Our God in 2008, Faith + Hope + Love in 2009, A Beautiful Exchange in 2010, God Is Able in 2011, Cornerstone in 2012, Glorious Ruins in 2013, No Other Name, their first as Hillsong Worship, in 2014, Open Heaven / River Wild in 2015, Let There Be Light in 2016, The Peace Project in 2017, There Is More in 2018 and Awake in 2019.[6] All of the group's albums since 2004 have been charted in Australia.

The group has also seen twelve albums chart on the Billboard magazine charts, where there have been placements on the Christian Albums and the Heatseekers Albums charts (those were For All You've Done, God He Reigns, and Mighty to Save).[7] Their albums Saviour King, This Is Our God, Faith + Hope + Love, A Beautiful Exchange, God Is Able, Cornerstone, Glorious Ruins, No Other Name, and Open Heaven / River Wild have charted on the Billboard 200 and Christian Albums charts.[7] Two of their albums, For All You've Done and Open Heaven / River Wild, have reached number one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.

In 2018, Hillsong Worship won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song with "What a Beautiful Name".

Their albums have been recorded by the labels Hillsong Music, Sony Music, Integrity Music, Epic Records, Columbia Records, and Sparrow Records.[6]

Notable members[edit]

The following have been or are currently members of Hillsong Worship:[2][8]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

As of 2020 the group has received one Grammy Award[9] and nine Dove Awards.[10]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters". They commenced in 1982.[11]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2012 "It Is Well With My Soul" (Writers: Benjamin Fielding / Reuben Morgan) Song of the Year Shortlisted [12]

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019[13] Hillsong Worship Top Christian Artist Nominated
There is More Top Christian Album Nominated
"Who You Say I Am" Top Christian Song Nominated

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 "What a Beautiful Name" Song of the Year Won
"What a Beautiful Name" Worship Song of the Year Won
Let There Be Light Worship Album of the Year Nominated
Long Form Video of the Year Nominated
2019 "Who You Say I Am" Song of the Year Nominated
"Who You Say I Am" Worship Song of the Year Won
"Who You Say I Am (Studio Version)" Worship Recorded Song of the Year Nominated
2020 Hillsong Worship Artist of the Year Nominated
"King of Kings" Song of the Year Nominated
"King of Kings (Live at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, AU 2019)" Worship Song of the Year Nominated
Awake Worship Album of the Year Won
Awake (Live) Long Form Video of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cross Rhythms. "Hillsong Worship". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "Hillsong : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  3. ^ Christine D. Johnson, charismanews.com, Hillsong Live Changes Name to Reflect Worshipful Style, 10 June 2014
  4. ^ Beaumont, Justin; Baker, Christopher (2011). Postsecular Cities: Space, Theory and Practice. UK: A&C Black. pp. 59–60.
  5. ^ Hillsong Music Australia, Who Is Hillsong Music Australia? Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Australia, Retrieved 9 January 2016
  6. ^ a b "Hillsong : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b Billboard. "Hillsong : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  8. ^ Hillsong Worship. "About". Facebook. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  9. ^ National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Hillsong Worship, grammy.com, USA, retrieved 5 December 2020
  10. ^ Gospel Music Association, Past winners : Hillsong Worship, doveawards.com, USA, retrieved 5 December 2020
  11. ^ "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  12. ^ "APRA Announce Star-Studded Song of the Year Top 30". Noise11. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  13. ^ Warner, Denise. "Cardi B Leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominations With 21". Billboard.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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