Hillsong Worship

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Hillsong Worship
Also known as
  • Hillsong
  • Hillsong Live (until 2014)[1]
OriginSydney, Australia
GenresPraise and worship
Years active1992 (1992)–present
  • Matt Crocker
  • Chris Davenport
  • Jonathon Douglass
  • Ben Fielding
  • Jad Gillies
  • Benjamin William Hastings
  • Autumn Hardman
  • Nigel Hendroff
  • Hannah Hobbs
  • Joel Houston
  • Annie Garratt
  • Taya Gaukrodger
  • Aodhan King
  • Brooke Ligertwood
  • Reuben Morgan
  • Alexander Pappas
  • Benjamin Tennikoff
  • Courtney Tennikoff
  • Rachel Toomalatai
  • Dee Uluirewa
  • David Ware
  • Dan McMurray
Past members
Websitehillsong.com/worship Edit this at Wikidata

Hillsong Worship (formerly Hillsong Live) is a praise and worship collective from Sydney, Australia. 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.


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.[2][3] Their members have gone on to individually successful careers, the likes of Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson, Brooke Fraser, Reuben Morgan, and Joel Houston.[3] The group was called Hillsong Live until June 2014, when they took the name Hillsong Worship.[1]


Hillsong Worship released its first album, Spirit and Truth, in 1988.[4] In 1996, Shout to the Lord was their first album in partnership with Integrity Music as part of the Hosanna! Music series.

All of the group's albums since 2004 have been charted in Australia and two albums, For All You've Done and Open Heaven / River Wild, have reached number one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. 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).[5] 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.[5]

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:[3][7]



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


  1. ^ a b Retailing, Christine D. Johnson/Chrsitian. "Hillsong Live Changes Name to Reflect Worshipful Style". Charisma News. Retrieved 3 April 2024.
  2. ^ Cross Rhythms. "Hillsong Worship". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "Hillsong : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ Beaumont, Justin; Baker, Christopher (2011). Postsecular Cities: Space, Theory and Practice. UK: Continuum. pp. 59–60.
  5. ^ a b Billboard. "Hillsong : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Hillsong : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ Hillsong Worship. "About". Facebook. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. ^ Hillsong Music Australia, Who Is Hillsong Music Australia? Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Australia, Retrieved 9 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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