Newworldson

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NewWorldSon
Origin Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Inpop
Website www.newworldson.com
Members Joel Parisien
Mark Rogers
Leroy Emmanuel
John Irvine
Darryl Dixon
Dave Watson
Past members Rich Moore
Josh Toal

Newworldson is a Canadian Christian pop/soul band. Their musical style is very eclectic, but is principally soul music. The band is signed to Inpop Records and has toured extensively with the Newsboys.[1] The band has toured in North America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.

History[edit]

The band was formed in a jazz bar in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and released its debut album, Roots Revolution, in 2006.[2]

Critical reception and charting[edit]

Newworldson's Salvation Station was selected as one of the twenty best albums of 2008 by Cross Rhythms,[3] while Christianity Today voted Salvation Station No. 3 on their list of Best Christian Albums of 2008.[4] The album hit No. 26 on Billboard magazines's Top Heatseekers chart in 2008, and 34 on the Top Christian Albums chart.[5] The band's third album is the self-titled Newworldson[6] contained the single "There is a Way", which reached No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart on March 20, 2010.[7]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Joel Parisien – vocals, keyboards (2006–present)
  • Mark Rogers – drums (2006–present)
  • Leroy Emmanuel – guitar, vocals (2012–present)
  • John Irvine – bass, vocals (2012–present)
  • Darryl Dixon – alto saxophone (2012–present)
  • Dave Watson – tenor, baritone saxophone (2012–present)
Former
  • Rich Moore – bass, vocals (2006-2012)
  • Joshua Franklin toal – guitar, vocals (2006-2012)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Chart Positions
Top 200 US Christ US Heat NZ[8]
2006 Roots Revolution Self-Released 32
2008 Salvation Station Inpop Records 34 26 17
2010 Newworldson 15 8 10
2012 Rebel Transmission Platinum Pop 38 26

Live Albums[edit]

  • All the Way Live (Platinum Pop, 2014)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
Hot 100 US Christ
2007 "Salvation Station" Salvation Station
2008 "Workin' Man"
"Sweet Holy Spirit"
2009 "There is a Way" 2 Newworldson
"That's Exactly How I Like It"

Songs on compilations[edit]

  • YourMusicZone.com No. 1s, "Down From The Mountain" (CMC, 2007)
  • Canada Rocks, "Salvation Station" (CMC, 2008)
  • Now Hear This: Winter 2010 Sampler, "You Set the Rhythm" (Sparrow, 2010)
  • WOW New & Next, "You Set The Rhythm" (EMI CMG, 2010)

Awards and recognition[edit]

Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards
  • 2007 New Artist of the Year
  • 2007 Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Roots Revolution[9]
  • 2008 Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Salvation Station[10]
  • 2009 Group of the Year[11]
  • 2010 Folk/Roots Album of the Year: Newworldson
  • 2010 Recorded Song of the Year: "There Is A Way"
  • 2010 Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "There Is A Way"
Juno Awards
  • 2008 nominee, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Roots Revolution
  • 2009 nominee, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Salvation Station
  • 2011 nominee, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Newworldson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soul Shine Staff (2007-12-11). "(News) Newworldson Ready 'Salvation Station' and Spring Tour with Newsboys". Soul Shine Publishing. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  2. ^ Priest, Spencer (February 2008). "(Interview) Newworldson". The Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  3. ^ Cummings, Tony and Mike Rimmer (2008-12-28). "(News) The 20 Best Albums Of 2008". CrossRhythms (UK). Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  4. ^ Christian Music Today: The Best Christian Albums of 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  5. ^ Johnson, Jared (2008). "(Review) Salvation Station". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  6. ^ Newworldson at YMZ. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  7. ^ "There is a Way" at Billboard magazine. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  8. ^ New Zealand Charts: Newworldson
  9. ^ Newworldson also received two other GMAC nominations in 2007, for: DVD of the Year: Roots Revolution, and Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "Babylon Is Gonna Fall". GMAC 2007 Covenant Award Nominees. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  10. ^ Newworldson also received six other GMAC nominations in 2008, for: Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Album of the Year: Salvation Station, Song of the Year: "Salvation Station", Recorded Song of the Year: "Salvation Station", and Folk/Roots Song of the Year: "Salvation Station". GMAC 2008 Covenant Award Nominees. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  11. ^ Newworldson received two other GMAC nominations in 2009, for: Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year: "Working Man". GMAC 2009 Covenant Award Nominees. Retrieved 2009-10-25.

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