Multi-platinum selling MercyMe has earned their sixth GRAMMY® nod for the chart-topper "Grace Got You," as heard on their GRAMMY® nominated album LIFER. The single, nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, topped multiple radio charts including the Billboard Christian Airplay (BDS), AC Monitored and AC Indicator charts as well as the Mediabase Christian Audience chart. Adding to the resonance, the winsome track garnered placement in key playlists including Apple Music's A-List Christian, Spotify's Top Christian and Amazon Music's Top 100 Most Played Christian. The 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards are slated for Feb. 10, and will air on CBS.
"We never write songs for the awards, but it is not lost on us on what it means to have a song honored with a GRAMMY® nomination," explains the band. "Thank you to The Recording Academy for recognizing this song. We could not be happier to share this with John Reuben, David Garcia, Ben Glover and Solomon Olds who helped bring the words and sound of this song of hope to life. Congratulations to our many friends commended in this category as well. It is an honor to carry this message alongside each of you."
MercyMe was heavily found on this year's Billboard Year-End Charts claiming spots on the following charts - Top Christian Artists (No. 2), Top Christian Albums Charts (No. 3 I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best of MercyMe and No. 7 LIFER), Top Christian Albums Artist (No. 2), Hot Christian Songs (No. 6 "Grace Got You" and No. 9 "I Can Only Imagine"), Hot Christian Songs Artist (No. 4), Christian Airplay Songs (No. 2 "Grace Got You"), Christian Airplay Artists (No. 6), Christian Digital Song Sales (No. 3 "I Can Only Imagine), Christian Digital Song Sales Artist (No. 1), Christian Streaming Songs (No. 10 "Even If") and Christian Streaming Songs Artist (No. 5).
The GRAMMY® nod caps off a colossal year for the multi-platinum selling band. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine" (Mar. 16, 2018, Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions) after the loss of his father was a box office smash grossing over 83 million. They were also named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, marking the first win for the band who has garnered a dozen BBMA nods throughout the course of their career thus far. The group took top honors at the fan-fueled 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards, garnering a win in all nominated categories - Film Impact (for the box office smash I Can Only Imagine), Group or Duo of the Year, Song of the Year for "Even If" and Artist of the Year. MercyMe also took part in the historic Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act.
Adding recent wrap of their successful "Imagine Nation Tour." The resonating trek spanned two months including sold out dates in Indianapolis, Kansas City, San Antonio and more, while selling nearly 10k in one market alone. The 2019 run will kick off in early March. "MercyMe Live at Red Rocks" will find the award winning super group playing the notable Colorado venue on Monday, July 8. Tickets for the show sold out in only a week.
It continues to be a landmark year for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song "I Can Only Imagine" after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard's first memoir also released this year followed by the unveiling of I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best Of MercyMe. MercyMe was recently named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and garnered a seventh AMA nod. The group was the 2017 GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 58 No. 1 multi-format radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with "I Can Only Imagine," (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), "Here With Me" (No. 4 AC), "Homesick" (Top 10 AC) and "So Long Self." MercyMe made history in 2014 as "I Can Only Imagine" surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry's most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel's FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe's eighth studio album, the RIAA Certified Gold Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods and four radio hits. LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified gold, GRAMMY® nominated smash hits "Even If" and "Grace Got You." I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best Of MercyMe is available at Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.LIFER is available at Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
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