Today, multi-platinum-selling and award-winning Christian music powerhouse Hillsong Young & Free received a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for "Best Contemporary Christian Album" for their latest record, ALL MY BEST FRIENDS.
The super groups fourth career album features 20 newly-penned songs (13 live performance tracks and seven studio recordings) including the group's No.1 HOT AC single "Best Friends," which remains the highest audio debut of any Hillsong single. The album has garnered more than 40M global streams to date, and over 13M combined YouTube views on all album content release.
Continuing their reign as one of the leading contemporary Christian acts, this honor is Hillsong Young & Frees second GRAMMY nomination, their first being the 2016 nomination for YOUTH REVIVAL in the same category.
Young & Free continues to play an integral role in reaching this generation for Christ with their revamped contemporary approach. Recorded in Sydney, Australia, "ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS" was born out of collaboration, unity and seeking to express the raw, bright-eyed passion of Hillsong's youth group. The new project captures the uninhibited feeling of discovering the love of Jesus and is a reminder that we are all connected to each other. In January 2020, Young & Free released their first in a series of six singles leading up to the album launch, all of which have garnered more than 27.7 MILLION global streams to date. Previously released 2020 tracks (also featured on the new album) include "Uncomplicated," "As I Am," "World Outside Your Window," "Lord Send Revival," "Best Friends," and current radio single "Never Have I Ever", which hit #1 at Hot AC for four consecutive weeks.
Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released three highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over 503 MILLION YouTube channel views and 1.2 BILLION global career streams (with a 700,000 plus global unit career consumption). With a combined social following of 3 MILLION plus fans, Young & Free has seen eight No. 1 career singles and 11 Top 5 singles at Hot AC radio. Their debut album "We Are Young & Free" landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while "Youth Revival" garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single "Every Little Thing" hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest running #1 for the band.
"ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS" follows on the heels of the youth worship collective's 2018 studio album "III" that earned the group tremendous acclaim amassing over 170 MILLION streams and 150,000+ units in global consumption.
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air from Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, January 31st, 2021.
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