HILLSONG UNITED

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Quick facts about Hillsong United

CAREER

Hillsong UNITED was formed by a group of friends as a part of the Hillsong Church in 1998 under the name ‘Powerhouse Youth’. They played some of their original songs and rearranged radio songs for the local 16-25-year-olds at weekly meetings.

ACTIVE FROM

1998–present

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

5 GMA Dove Awards 3 Billboard Music Awards 1 American Music Award 3 RIAA: Platinum Certs

GENRE

Worship Band

PLACE OF ORIGIN

Sydney, Australia

ALBUMS

5 studio albums 12 live albums

Who are Hillsong UNITED?

Hillsong UNITED is a worship band from Sydney, Australia. They were formed in 1998 by the Hillsong Church’s youth ministry. You might recognise them from their songs, ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’, ‘So Will I (100 Billion X)’ and ‘Another in The Fire – Live’. Hillsong UNITED makes worship music, contemporary Christian music and Christian rock music.

The group of Christian musicians have a following of 2.3 million on YouTube, 1.2 million on Twitter, 2.3 million on Instagram, over 5 million on Facebook and over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Early Days of Hillsong UNITED

Hillsong UNITED is a worship band from Sydney, Australia. They were formed in 1998 by the Hillsong Church’s youth ministry. You might recognise them from their songs, ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’, ‘So Will I (100 Billion X)’ and ‘Another in The Fire – Live’. Hillsong UNITED makes worship music, contemporary Christian music and Christian rock music.

The group of Christian musicians have a following of 2.3 million on YouTube, 1.2 million on Twitter, 2.3 million on Instagram, over 5 million on Facebook and over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

“Break my heart for what breaks yours Everything I am for Your Kingdom's cause As I walk from earth into eternity”

Career Achievements of Hillsong UNITED

One of Hillsong UNITED’s most popular songs is, ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’. The track was been awarded with three RIAA: Platinum certifications. It peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Hot Christian Songs’ chart, ‘Christian Airplay’ chart, ‘Christian Digital Songs’ chart and ‘Christian Streaming Songs’ chart.

Hillsong UNITED has produced 17 albums so far, five of which are studio albums. ‘All of the Above’ was their first studio album, which released in 2007 under the Hillsong Music Australia label. It peaked at No. 6 on the ‘ARIA’ charts and No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Albums’ chart. Then, in 2011, Hillsong UNITED released ‘Aftermath’ which peaked at No. 4 on the ‘ARIA’ charts and No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Albums’ chart.

In 2013, the Christian musicians released ‘Zion’, which received a RIAA: Gold. ‘Zion’ also peaked at No. 1 on the ‘ARIA’ charts, No. 5 on Norway’s ‘VG-lista’ chart, No. 8 on the ‘Official New Zealand Music Chart’, No. 5 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Albums’ chart.

In 2015, Hillsong UNITED released ‘Empires’, which peaked at No. 1 on the ‘ARIA’ charts, No. 4 on the ‘Canadian Albums Chart’, No. 7 on Norway’s ‘VG-lista’ chart, No. 7 on the ‘Official New Zealand Music Chart’, No. 5 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Albums’ chart.

Hillsong UNITED’s most recent studio album, ‘Wonder’, was released in 2017. The album peaked at No. 4 on the ‘ARIA’ charts and No. 1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Albums’ chart.

They won five ‘Dove Awards’ in 2014 with ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’, which also won ‘Song of the Year’ in the same year. In 2015, Hillsong UNITED won Billboard’s ‘Top Christian Artist’ award. In 2016, they won three ‘Dove Awards’ and in 2018, their song ‘So Will I (100 Billion X)’ won the ‘Recorded Worship Song of the Year’ award.

Over their time together as a band, Hillsong UNITED have toured across the globe, often packing large venues when they play. Some of their tours include: the 2009 ‘[a_CROSS // the_EARTH]) Tear Down the Walls Tour’, the 2013 ‘Zion Tour’, the 2016 ‘Empires Tour with Lauren Daigle’, and the 2019 ‘People Tour’.

Relationship with God

Hillsong UNITED are a group of Christian musicians who create music to share with the world their love of God and Jesus Christ.

Wherever they are and wherever they go, Hillsong UNITED strives to unite people through God’s love.

In an interview with Faithwire, one of Hillsong UNITED’s members, J.D., said that: “There is no doubt in my mind that God created music, and He created music to glorify Himself and to help people.” J.D. continued, saying that Hillsong UNITED didn’t write their songs for the fame and that they instead write their songs so that “people can understand the Word of God, and see the presence of God.”

J.D. also mentioned in the interview that biblical accuracy in their lyrics is incredibly important to the members of Hillsong UNITED. He says that each song and lyric is checked over by a group of pastors at Hillsong’s church to ensure that they are staying true to what has been said in Scripture. J.D. continued on to say that the songs are checked over by multiple people in order to reduce the chance that the lyrics are misinterpreted.

On Hillsong UNITED’s webpage, they say that their mission is to write songs to allow people to realise the beauty of God’s grace. Their webpage also shares a bible verse from John 3:16,

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave His son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.”

By sharing this bible verse with their fans, it is telling of how this group of Christian musicians wholeheartedly love God. They encourage others around them to do the same and share His love across the globe.

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