Worship leader and songwriter Chris Tomlin celebrated a monumental benchmark with industry members, family and friends recently as his six-week No. 1 "Holy Forever" marked the achievement of holding the top position on a radio chart for over three years, totaling 157+ weeks.
The celebration of the worship leader, songwriter and artist took an unexpected turn as Tomlin himself presented a plaque to his label Capitol Christian Music Group for the unprecedented historical accomplishment. During the celebration the Grammy-winner was also presented with four new Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications.
"I have had the great honor of receiving many awards and accolades, commemorating different achievements throughout my career... but today is different," shared Tomlin. "As we sit here celebrating this remarkable milestone it is not lost on me that to have this kind of longevity and impact is directly attributed to a long term partnership with the same record label, Capitol Christian Music Group. So while today was intended to celebrate 21 No. 1 songs ... I wanted to take the moment and put the spotlight on this 20+ year partnership with Capitol, the entire team, and each person who has made all this possible."
Prior to "Holy Forever" hitting the radio charts, there was an undeniable movement as worship leaders across the country discovered the song and began adding it to their church services. That attention, and the remarkable run at radio, has triggered a global response to the song, which was written by Tomlin, Jenn Johnson and Brian Johnson of Bethel Music, Phil Wickham and Jason Ingram. Off the continued success, Tomlin partnered with Miel San Marcos to release a Spanish version of the song, out now, and this Friday, a Portuguese adaptation will be available as well as Tomlin teams up with Gabriel Guedes de Almeida.