Hillsong Young & Free

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Hillsong Young & Free
Also known asHillsong Y&F, Young & Free, Y&F
OriginSydney, NSW, Australia
Genres
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsSparrow, Hillsong, Capitol CMG
Associated actsHillsong United, Hillsong Worship
Websitehillsong.com/youngandfree
Members
  • Tyler Douglass
  • Tom Furby
  • Alexander Epa Iosefa
  • Aodhan King
  • Jack McGrath
  • Alexander Pappas
  • Tracy Pratt
  • Renee Sieff
  • Ben Tan
  • Brendan Tan
  • Laura Toggs
  • Melodie Wagner
  • Karina Wykes
Past members
  • Taya Smith

Hillsong Young & Free (also known as Hillsong Y&F or simply Young & Free or Y&F) is an Australian contemporary worship music group from Sydney, Australia, where they started making Christian music in 2012 at Hillsong Church. They have released three live albums, We Are Young & Free (2013), Youth Revival (2016) and III Live (2018) as well as two studio albums, Youth Revival Acoustic (2017), and III (2018). Additionally, the group have released two extended plays, This Is Living (2015) and We Are Young & Free (The Remixes) - EP (2015).

Background[edit]

The group formed in 2012 out of Sydney, Australia, where they were located at Hillsong Church. Their members are worship leaders, Aodhan King, Alexander Pappas, Tyler Douglass, Renee Sieff, Ben Tan, and Melodie Wagner. Hillsong United [launched in 1998], the original group, began when the members were all relatively young, because it was started as part of the youth ministry at Hillsong Church. As they evolved and started to mature, have families of their own, and take on adulthood, many people at the church felt that there was a need for a new group that would aim its message at younger people with a stimulating new sound.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Hillsong Young & Free released their first live album, We Are Young & Free, on 1 October 2013.[5][6][7] The album debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia,[8] also charting on several Billboard magazine charts in the United States, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart.[9] Their subsequent release an extended play, This Is Living, was released on 11 January 2015.[10][11][12] The release charted on the Billboard 200 at No. 38 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart. Their second extended play, The Remixes, was released on 4 December 2015. The second live album, Youth Revival, was released on 26 February 2016.[13][14][15][16] On 6 December 2016, it was announced that Hillsong Young and Free would be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for their latest album Youth Revival.[17] Hillsong Young and Free featured on the track, "Marching On", from Rend Collective's album, Good News, which was released on 19 January 2018.[18]

Members[edit]

Current[2]

  • Aodhán King[19][20][21]
  • Alexander Pappas
  • Tyler Douglass
  • Renee Sieff
  • Ben Tan
  • Melodie Wagner-Mäkinen[22][23]
  • Brendan Tan
  • Laura Toggs[24] (or Toganivalu)[25]
  • Alexander Epa losefa
  • Tom Furby
  • Karina Wykes
  • Jack McGrath
  • Tracy Pratt

Past[2]

Awards[edit]

On 6 December 2016, it was announced that Hillsong Young and Free would be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for their latest album Youth Revival.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[8]
US
[30]
US
Chr

[31]
We Are Young & Free
  • Released: 1 October 2013
  • Formats: CD, download
6 22 1
Youth Revival
  • Released: 26 February 2016
  • Formats: CD, download
3 45 2
Youth Revival Acoustic
  • Released: 24 February 2017
  • Formats: CD, download
37 24
III
  • Released: 29 June 2018[32]
  • Formats: CD, download
12
[33]
131 2
III (Live at Hillsong Conference)
  • Released: 2 November 2018[34]
  • Formats: CD, download
50[35] 40[36]
III (Studio Sessions)
  • Released: 5 April 2019
  • Formats: CD, download

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
AUS
[37]
US
[30]
US
Chr

[31]
This Is Living
  • Released: 13 January 2015
  • Formats: CD, download
38 1
We Are Young & Free: The Remixes EP
  • Released: 4 December 2015
  • Formats: CD, download
83 31

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[38]
US
Christ Air.

[39]
US Christ Digital
[40]
US Christ Stream.
[41]
Holiday
Digital

[42]
2013 "Alive" 19 20 5 24 We Are Young & Free
"Wake" 22 30 2
"Vivo Estás"
2014 "The Stand" Non-album single
2015 "Noel" 40 32 23 3 Non-album single
"Vida Tú Me Das" Non-album single (Spanish version of 'This is Living')
"Where You Are" 16 25 17 15 Youth Revival
2016 "Real Love (Studio Version)"
"Real Love (Live)" 27 35 30
"Falling into You (Studio Version)" ** 29 23
2017 "Where You Are (Reimagined)" Non-album single
"Love Won't Let Me Down" 22 30 11 III (Three)
2018 "Love Won't Let Me Down (Reimagined)" Love Won't Let Me Down (The Remixes) EP
"Love Won't Let Me Down (YxYA London Remix)"
"Love Won't Let Me Down (Eat More Cake Remix)"
"P E A C E" 20 8 III (Three)
"Let Go" 23 31 23
"Just Jesus" 37
2019 "Heart of God" 46 39

Statistics as of 21 July 2018

Note: Charts do not specify whether 'Falling into You' is the Studio or Live version. The charts also do not specify whether 'Real Love' is the Studio or Live version.

Featured songs[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Alive" (2013)[43]
  • "Wake" (2013)[44]
  • "Back to Life" (2013)[45]
  • "Gracious Tempest" (special performance) (2014)[46]
  • "This Is Living" (2015)
  • "Where You Are" (2016)[47]
  • "Real Love" (2016)[48]
  • "Falling Into You" (2016)[49]
  • "Love Won't Let Me Down" (2017)[50]
  • "P E A C E" (2018)[51]
  • "Let Go" (2018)[52]

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