Hollyn

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Hollyn
Hollyn in 2016 with TobyMac
Hollyn in 2016 with TobyMac
Background information
Birth nameHolly Marie Miller Wilson
Also known asHollyn
Born (1997-01-03) January 3, 1997 (age 23)
Waverly, Ohio, U.S.
OriginFranklin, Tennessee[citation needed]
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • mandolin
Years active2013–present
LabelsGotee
Associated actstobyMac
Websiteiamhollyn.com

Holly Marie Wilson (née Miller; born January 3, 1997), known by her stage name Hollyn, is an American Christian music singer and songwriter. Hollyn sings a mixture of pop, R&B, and Christian music. She was a contestant on American Idol during season 12, where she made it to the Hollywood rounds.[1][2] She released her EP, Hollyn, in 2015, and the album One-Way Conversations in 2017 and bye, sad girl, in 2019, both with Gotee Records. Hollyn often sings with Tobymac.

Early and personal life[edit]

Hollyn was born Holly Marie Miller,[3] on January 3, 1997, in Waverly, Ohio,[4] to Jamie Drew Miller and Tammy Lynn Miller (née, Bales).[1][5] She has one younger brother named Michael.[6][7]On Friday November 16, 2018, she got engaged to Dillon Wilson, Young Adults pastor at Oaks Church, Red Oak, Texas. The announcement was made in the 9:15 am service of Oaks Church. The wedding took place on December 31, 2018.[8]

Music career[edit]

Hollyn started her music recording career in 2013, with her appearance on season 12 of American Idol, where she made it to the Hollywood week rounds before she was eliminated.[9] Hollyn appeared on tobyMac's This Is Not a Test album, where she was featured on "Backseat Driver" and "Light Shine Bright". She also appeared in Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac.[when?][10] The song has charted on two Billboard magazine Christian Songs chart at No. 29,[11] and Christian Digital Songs at No. 16.[12] Her first extended play, Hollyn, was released on October 16, 2015, from Gotee Records.[13][14][15] The song, "Alone", featuring the late Truett Foster, charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Airplay chart at No. 11 & No. 3 on the Christian Top 40. ,[16] This extended play charted at No. 10 on the Billboard magazine Christian Albums chart. She released a single called "Love With Your Life" on July 14, 2016.[17] On February 10, 2017, Hollyn released her debut album, One-Way Conversations.[18] She released her single "Hola!" on September 15, 2017.[19]

Gotee Records' TobyMac signed Hollyn after viewing her videos on YouTube and contacting her father through a mutual friend. The two collaborated on her song, "Alone", where she was inspired by her favorite verse of the time, Isaiah 30:21, "Whether you look to the left or the right, you will hear a voice saying, 'This is the way. Walk in it.'"[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Christ.

[21]
US
[22]
One-Way Conversations 6 200
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Christ.

[21]
Hollyn
  • Release date: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10
bye, sad girl.
  • Release date: September 6, 2019
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: Digital download
Bye, Sad Girl.Acoustic.[23]
  • Release date: October 4, 2019
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Christ

[24]
US Christ
Airplay

[25]
US Christ
Digital

[26]
2015 "Alone"
(featuring TRU)
11 15 10 Hollyn
2016 "Nothin' On You" 46 28 Hollyn
2016 "Love With Your Life" 29 20 16 One-Way Conversations
2017 "Can't Live Without" 23 24 12 One-Way Conversations
"In Awe" 21 19 One-Way Conversations
"Love With Your Life"
(Capital Kings Remix)
One-Way Conversations
"¡Hola!" non-album single
"There's a Hope"
(featuring Chris McClarney)
My Utmost for His Highest
"Lovely (Radio Edit)" [A] 46 One-Way Conversations
2018 "All My Love" [B] One-Way Conversations
2018 "Everything And More"
(featuring Aaron Cole)
[C] non-album single
2018 "Isaac" 37 non-album single
2018 "You Won't" non-album single
2018 "Horizon" non-album single
2019 "Good Times" non-album single
2019 "i feel bad for you" bye, sad girl.
2019 "O Come All Ye Faithful" non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[24]
US Christ
Airplay

[25]
US
Christ
Digital

[26]
2015 "Backseat Driver" TobyMac & TRU 29 30 16 This Is Not a Test
"Lights Shine Bright" TobyMac 42 19 19
2016 "Change the World" Derek Minor 43 Reflection
2017 "All Good" Capital Kings 42 non-album single
"Lost In the Magic" Mark Hammond Disney Stars on Parade - Lost In the Magic[30]
2019 "I'm Listening" Chris McClarney 45 Breakthrough
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[24]
US
Christ
Airplay

[25]
2016 "Funky Jesus Music"
(TobyMac featuring Hollyn)
Hits Deep Live
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2016, Hollyn was nominated for a Dove Award for 'New Artist of the Year'.[31]

Compilations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lovely" did not chart on the Hot Christian Songs chart, but peaked at No. 1 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.[27]
  2. ^ "All My Love" did not chart on the Hot Christian Songs chart, but peaked at No. 15 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.[28]
  3. ^ "Everything And More" did not chart on the Hot Christian Songs chart, but peaked at No. 15 on the Christian Hot AC/CHR chart.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cummings, Tony (January 24, 2016). "Hollyn: A new name with a Christian pop hit". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Rose Yokel, Jen (March 15, 2016). "Hollyn – Getting to know Hollyn". CCM Magazine. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: MILLER HOLLY MARIE". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved October 25, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ WRGT-TV (February 27, 2013). "Ohio Girl on American Idol Chasing Dreams". WKEF. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Holly Marie Miller (b. 1997)". Ohio Birth Records. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "Michael James Drew Miller (b. 2000)". Ohio Birth Records. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Interview: Hollyn". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Wedding". Oaks Church.
  9. ^ Fox (January 23, 2013). "Holly Miller: Road To Hollywood Interviews - AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 12". American Idol. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "TobyMac - Funky Jesus Music (Live) ft. Hollyn" – via www.youtube.com.
  11. ^ search for "Backseat Driver" on Hot Christian Songs at billboard.com/biz
  12. ^ search for "Backseat Driver" on Christian Digital Songs at billboard.com/biz
  13. ^ Andre, Jonathan (October 17, 2015). "Hollyn - Hollyn". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  14. ^ Dittmer, Madeleine (October 22, 2015). "Hollyn Sure To Draw New Listeners in With Debut EP". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Archived from the original on November 18, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  15. ^ Greenhalgh, Andrew (October 20, 2015). "Review: Hollyn – Hollyn". Soul-Audio. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  16. ^ search for "Alone" on Christian Airplay at billboard.com/biz
  17. ^ Jones, Kyle (July 18, 2016). "Hollyn Drops New Single and Lyric Video "Love With Your Life"". 101.3 Faith FM. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  18. ^ Hollyn. "One-Way Conversations". New Release Today. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "¡Hola! - Single by Hollyn | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday". www.newreleasetoday.com. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  20. ^ "Brio: Funky Jesus Music-Hollyn | Interview Information | FocusonTheFamily/BrioMagazine" (PDF). www.focusonthefamily.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Hollyn – Chart history (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hollyn – Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  23. ^ "Bye, Sad Girl.Acoustic. EP by Hollyn". NewReleaseToday. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  24. ^ a b c "Hollyn Album & Song Chart History (Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  25. ^ a b c "Hollyn Album & Song Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Hollyn Album & Song Chart History (Christian Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  27. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  28. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  29. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  30. ^ https://www.disney-magic.be/nieuws/nieuwe-cd-met-muziek-van-disney-stars-parade/ Disney Magic (in Dutch). 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  31. ^ "2016 Nominees". Archived from the original on November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.

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