Hillsong Music Australia

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Hillsong Music Australia
Parent company Hillsong Church
Founder Darlene Zschech (Senior Worship Leader, Former Worship Pastor), Geoff Bullock (left Hillsong), Reuben Morgan (Current Worship Pastor)
Distributor(s) Capitol CMG, Universal Music Group[1]
Genre Contemporary worship music, contemporary Christian music
Country of origin Australia
Location Sydney, Australia
Official website hillsongmusic.com

Hillsong Music is Christian music produced by Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia as well as offshoot churches, Hillsong London and Hillsong Kiev. Hillsong albums are released and distributed by Hillsong Music Australia. The main groups are Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Hillsong Young & Free and Hillsong Kids.

History[edit]

Hillsong Church's popularity in Christian praise and worship music stems from the inauguration of the Hillsong Conference in the late 1980s and the first publication of choruses written by Hills CLC members, especially Darlene Zschech. Their first live worship CD The Power of Your Love was released in 1992. Since then, live praise and worship albums have been produced each year. Other music series include the Worship series, United, Youth Alive, Hillsong Kids and Instrumental series. They have also released two Christmas albums and several compilation albums.[2]

Popularity[edit]

Some Hillsong songs have distinct gospel influences. Hillsong Music titles regularly feature in the top 25 of most songs sung in all reporting countries recorded through the CCLI website.

People Just Like Us was the first Christian album to achieve gold status in Australia as well as the first to go Platinum.[3] To date, all Hillsong live worship albums have achieved Gold status in Australia. In 1996, Hillsong Music reached international prominence with the release of Shout to the Lord produced by Integrity Music. This was Integrity Music's first live worship album featuring a female worship leader – Darlene Zschech.[4]

The 2004 Hillsong live worship album For All You've Done, debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Record Industry Association album charts. There was some controversy about this outcome as almost all of the albums were sold at Hillsong's annual conference held in early July. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) have defended the outcome noting that the album sold more copies than any other record on sale in Australia that week. As of December 2011, Hillsong has sold more than 12 million records across the globe, following its first release in 1991[5] and a quarter of all contemporary songs heard in Australian churches in 2011 were written by Hillsong.[6]

Albums[edit]

Early albums were released solely on cassette and CD. Video recordings of the live albums have also been made for VHS since the second album in 1993, and additionally for DVD since 2000, with increasing additional content such as documentaries and extra songs. The Hillsong United series CDs have included an additional free part-length DVD since 2004. Several music books have also been published. Including all the series (LIVE, UNITED, Kids, Kids Junior, Chapel, Young & Free, Español, Youth Term, Youth Alive, Worship, Compilation, Instrumental, Christmas, Preview, KIEV, LONDON) and other special releases (Like The 1st Album, Or Other special recordings) they have more than 125 albums, in 15 series.[citation needed]

Hillsong Worship (formerly known as Hillsong Live)[edit]

  1. The Power of Your Love (1992)
  2. Stone's Been Rolled Away (1993)
  3. People Just Like Us (1994)
  4. Friends in High Places (1995)
  5. God Is in the House (1996)
  6. All Things Are Possible (1997)
  7. Touching Heaven Changing Earth (1998)
  8. By Your Side (1999)
  9. For This Cause (2000)
  10. You Are My World (2001)
  11. Blessed (2002)
  12. Hope (2003)
  13. For All You've Done (2004)
  14. God He Reigns (2005)
  15. Mighty to Save (2006)
  16. Saviour King (2007)
  17. This Is Our God (2008)
  18. Faith + Hope + Love (2009)
  19. A Beautiful Exchange (2010)
  20. God is Able (2011)
  21. Cornerstone (2012)
  22. Glorious Ruins (2013)
  23. No Other Name (2014)
  24. Open Heaven / River Wild (2015)[7]

Hillsong United[edit]

  1. One (EP) (1998)
  2. Everyday (1999)
  3. Best Friend (2000)
  4. King of Majesty (2001)
  5. To the Ends of the Earth (2002)
  6. More Than Life (2004)
  7. Look to You (2005)
  8. United We Stand (2006)
  9. Unidos Permanecemos (2007)
  10. All of the Above (2007)
  11. In a Valley by the Sea (EP) (2007)
  12. The I Heart Revolution. Part I: With Hearts as One (2008)
  13. Across the Earth (2009)
  14. Aftermath (2011)
  15. Live in Miami (2012)
  16. Zion (2013)
  17. Oceans (EP) (2013)
  18. Zion Acoustic Sessions (2013)
  19. The White Album (Remix Project) (2014)
  20. Empires (2015)
  21. Of Dirt and Grace: Live from the Land (2016)

Hillsong Chapel[edit]

  1. Yahweh (2010)
  2. Forever Reign (2012)

Hillsong Young & Free[edit]

  1. We Are Young & Free (2013)[8]
  2. This Is Living (EP) (2014)[citation needed]
  3. The Remixes (EP) (2015)[citation needed]
  4. Youth Revival (2016)

Special singles[edit]

  1. It Is Well with My Soul (Worship)
  2. Vivo Estás (Young & Free)
  3. The Stand (Young & Free)
  4. Océanos (Donde Mis Pies Pueden Fallar) (UNITED)[citation needed]
  5. Noel (Young & Free)[citation needed]
  6. Peace Has Come (Worship)[citation needed]
  7. Vida Tú Me Das (Young & Free)[citation needed]

Hillsong Kids[edit]

  1. Jesus Is My Superhero (2004)
  2. Super Strong God (2005)
  3. Supernatural (2006)
  4. Tell the World (2007)[citation needed]
  5. Follow You (2008)[citation needed]
  6. Ultimate Kids Collection (2009)
  7. Hillsong Kids Big Curriculum (2010)

Hillsong Kids Junior[edit]

  1. Crazy Noise (2011)

Worship Series[edit]

  1. Simply Worship (1996)
  2. Simply Worship 2 (1997)[citation needed]
  3. Simply Worship 3 (1998)
  4. Overwhelmed (2000)
  5. Amazing Love (2003)
  6. Faithful (2004)
  7. Songs for Communion (2006)

Instrumental Worship[edit]

  1. The Secret Place (1999)
  2. Forever (2003)[citation needed]

Christmas[edit]

  1. Christmas (2001)
  2. Celebrating Christmas (2005)
  3. Born Is the King (2011)
  4. We Have a Saviour (2012)

Compilation[edit]

  1. Hills Praise (1997)
  2. Extravagant Worship: The Songs of Darlene Zschech (2002)
  3. Extravagant Worship: The Songs of Reuben Morgan (2002)
  4. The Platinum Collection Volume 1: Shout to the Lord (2000)
  5. The Platinum Collection Volume 2: Shout to the Lord 2 (2003)
  6. Ultimate Worship (2005)
  7. Ultimate Collection Volume II (2008)
  8. The Very Best of Hillsong LIVE (2010)
  9. Ultimate Kids Collection (2009)
  • Special edition that includes a special release of 'Look To You', 'United We Stand' and 'All of the Above'.

Other[edit]

  1. Shout to the Lord (1996)
  2. I Believe the Promise (1997)
  3. Shout to the Lord 2000 (1998)
  4. Hillsong + Delirious? – UP: Unified Praise (2004)
  5. Hillsong Kiev; Sydney; London – Господь всего (Lord of All) (2007)
  6. God is Able EP (2012)
  7. Cornerstone EP (2012)
  8. Hillsong Global Project (2012)

Spanish[edit]

  1. Canta Al Señor (1999)
  2. Unidos Permanecemos (2006)
  3. Con Todo (2010)
  4. En Mi Lugar (2011)
  5. Global Project Español (2012)
  6. En Esto Creo (2015)

Portuguese[edit]

  1. Aclame ao Senhor (2000)
  2. Global Project Português (2012)

Hillsong London[edit]

  1. Shout God's Fame (2004)
  2. Jesus Is (2006)
  3. Jesus Is: Remix (2007)
  4. Hail to the King (2008)

Hillsong Kiev[edit]

  1. Мы будем славить (We Will Praise) (1997) – Live praise & worship
  2. Это знает душа моя (That My Soul Knows) (1997) – Live praise & worship
  3. Прыгай в небеса (Jump Up into Heaven) (1998) – Youth worship
  4. С Богом возможно всё (All Things Are Possible with God) (1998) – Live praise & worship
  5. План (Plan) (1999) – Youth worship
  6. Небеса на земле (Heaven on Earth) (2000) – Live praise & worship
  7. Лучший Друг (Best Friend) (2001) – Live praise & worship
  8. Революция (Revolution) (2001) – Youth worship
  9. Царь Величия (King of Majesty) (2002) – Live praise & worship
  10. Пожар (Burn) (2004) – Youth worship
  11. Слава в вышних (Glory in the Highest) (2005) – Live praise & worship
  12. Иисус мой Супергерой (Jesus Is My Superhero) (2005) – Kids series
  13. Это мой дом (This Is My Home) (2006) – Live praise & worship
  14. Спасение (Salvation) (2006) – Youth worship
  15. Суперcильный Бог (Super Strong God) (2006) – Kids series
  16. Сверхъестественный Бог (Supernatural God) (2007) – Kids series
  17. Господь всего (Lord of All) (2007) – Live praise & worship
  18. Алтарь (Altar) (2008) – Live praise & worship
  19. Это наш Царь (This is our King) (2009) – Live praise & worship
  20. Бог Есть Любовь (God Is Love) (2010) – Live praise & worship
  21. Неразделимы (Undivided) (2010) – Youth worship
  22. Всего мира свет (Light of the world) (2010) – Kids series
  23. Ритм благодати (Rhythms of Grace) (2012) – Youth worship
  24. Океаны (Oceans) (2014) - Live praise & worship

Kiev compilation[edit]

  1. Хвала холмы (HillsPraise) (1998) - Compilation praise & worship
  2. Платиновый Коллекция Том 1: Иисус мой Спаситель (Platinum Collection Volume 1: Jesus My Saviour) (2000) - Compilation praise & worship
  3. Платиновый Коллекция Том 2: Иисус мой Спаситель 2 (Platinum Collection Volume 2: Jesus My Saviour 2) (2004) - Compilation praise & worship
  4. Окончательный Поклонение (Ultimate Worship) (2006) - Compilation praise & worship
  5. Окончательный Коллекция Том II (Ultimate Collection Volume II) (2009) - Compilation praise & worship
  6. Очень Лучший из Хиллсонг Киев (Very Best of Hillsong Kiev) (2010) - Compilation praise & worship
  7. Окончательный коллекция (Ultimate Collection) (2010) - Compilation Kids series

Kiev instrumental worship[edit]

  1. Секретное место (Secret Place) (2000) - Instrumental worship
  2. Навсегда (Forever) (2003) - Instrumental worship

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Source
2007 "Point of Difference" All of the Above featured in the DVD The I Heart Revolution: With Hearts As One.
2009 "Yours Forever" [a_CROSS // the_EARTH] Tear Down The Walls not made by Hillsong, made by 'MillionActsMovement'.
2010 "Go" aftər,maθ featured on Aftermath Deluxe Edition
2011 "Born Is the King (It's Christmas)" Born Is The King performed by Matt Crocker
2011 "Free As a Bee" Crazy Noise By Hillsong Kids Jr.
2011 "The Greatest Commandment" by Hillsong Kids Jr.
2012 "We Have a Saviour" We Have A Saviour performed by: Ben Fielding
2013 "Heartbeats" Zion performed by: Matt Crocker
[The Music Video Must Be Unlocked By The Fans, With 100.000 Views On Their Website, Now Available]
2013 "Relentless" performed by: Matt Crocker
2013 "Love Is War" performed by: Jad Gillies
2013 "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" Live at Colour Conference performed by: Taya Smith
2014 "Scandal of Grace (Chad Howat Remix)" The White Album - A Remix Project performed by: Matt Crocker
2014 "Like An Avalanche (Eric Owyoung Remix)" performed by: Jill McCloghry
2014 "With Everything (Tim Yagolnikov Remix)" performed by: Jad Gillies & Joel Houston
2014 "Alive" We Are Young & Free performed by: Alexander Pappas
2014 "Wake" performed by: Taya Smith
2014 "Back To Life" performed by: Melodie Wagner
2014 "Gracious Tempest" Live From Youth We Are Young & Free performed by: Taya Smith (New Version)
2015 "This Is Living" (featuring Lecrae) This Is Living EP performed by: Aodhan King

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company". Capitol Christian Music Group. Universal Music Group. 
  2. ^ Hillsong Music Australia – About Us
  3. ^ interlínc : Maximizing Music and Media in Youth Ministry Archived 7 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Biography". homestead.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Priestley, Angela (19 December 2011). "Hillsong's power in determining the sound of Christmas". The Power Index. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  6. ^ McKenny, Leesha (19 December 2011). "Money Christmas: Hillsong ensures show in tune with spirit of season". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Hillsong Worship. "Hillsong Worship on Facebook". Facebook.com/hillsongworship. Hillsong Worship. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Young & Free - Hillsong". hillsong.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 

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