Nashville, Tenn. (May 19, 2014) - Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin won the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist at last night's show which was broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC. The win follows Tomlin’s win in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song (“Our God”).
Last week sixstepsrecords released “Waterfall” to iTunes®, the first radio single from Tomlin’s anticipated fall 2014 release. The single has already reached the Top 25 on the National Christian Audience Chart. "Waterfall" held the No. 1 spot on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Chart last week and is currently No. 4.
Tomlin has also been nominated in three categories for the upcoming K-LOVE Fan Awards to be held Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Nominations include Performer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for “God’s Great Dance Floor.” He is also scheduled to perform along with Hillsong UNITED, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli and more.
About Chris Tomlin:
With nine albums, 12 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, six Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by Time magazine as “most likely the most often sung artist anywhere,” Tomlin also has 15 of the Top 100 CCLI songs with 4 of them being in the top 10. ASCAP’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, moving to No. 1 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 4.2 million albums and over 6 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio its first week and skyrocketed to No. 1, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. In the midst of his record breaking success, and continuing his role as worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide. His ninth studio album, Burning Lights, debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so.
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