Multi-platinum selling and award-winning group, Hillsong UNITED announces the release of their highly anticipated album, "PEOPLE." Slated to debut worldwide on April 26, the live project with twelve new songs is available for preorder today and features the brand new single "Another in the Fire" (listen to and watch the song here). In addition, "So Will I (100 Billion X)," one of UNITED's biggest songs to date, has been certified Gold by RIAA with over 108 million career streams.
Returning to their roots, to where it all began, "PEOPLE" pays homage to the group's core mission; unity... a simple, yet most powerful message that's needed in the world today more than ever.
"The hope for the project is simply understanding the power of music as a means of bringing people together, and letting it serve as a reminder that in our culture--the call to love our neighbor is a revolutionary act that perhaps rings louder now than ever." says UNITED's Joel Houston. "If there's one thing that music can do better than anything else on earth, is its innate ability to unify people. It's the essence at the heart of what UNITED has always been about--and what we want this project to represent more than anything--bringing people together, from every different walk of life, with all our differing experiences, circumstances, and perspectives--and finding songs that give us reason to sing as individuals with a common voice."
Recorded live in Sydney, Australia, "PEOPLE" features three previously released tracks, including "As You Find Me," "Good Grace," and "Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)." Debuting in December 2018, "Good Grace" set the record as UNITED's highest streaming street week career single, which "Whole Heart" subsequently broke by an increase of 12% upon its release in January 2019. Their latest song "As You Find Me" has already garnered 8.2+ million global streams/YouTube views to date, while "Whole Heart" and "Good Grace" have amassed over 31.8+ million global streams (including YouTube views) collectively.
In support of their new music, Hillsong UNITED will return to the United States for the first time in nearly three years for their highly anticipated USA 'The People Tour MMXIX.' The arena circuit will kick off on April 25 in Austin, Texas and include stops in major markets across the nation before culminating at New York City's Madison Square Garden on July 2. Tickets are on sale now at hillsongunited.com.
Hillsong UNITED is comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, and undisputedly one of the genre's most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music. The group has sold more than 4.7 million albums globally and garnered over 3 billion worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album "Wonder" (2017) rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and No. 21 on the Billboard Top 200 and set the record for the most streamed album in Christian music history (U.S.) during street week with over 4.6 million streams. Hillsong UNITED remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10.5 million fans combined.
For more information, visit www.hillsongunited.com or @hillsongunited on all social platforms.
Official track listing for "PEOPLE":
- Ready or Not
- Here's to the One
- Might Sound Wild
- Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)
- As You Find Me
- Starts and Ends
- Holy Ground
- Another in the Fire
- Good Grace
- Echoes (Till We See the Other Side)
About Hillsong UNITED:
Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly no. 1 on Billboard's Christian charts and up to #5 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they've impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 10 million across all major social network platforms to date, including 2.1 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release. Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with "Zion" and "Empires" charting no. 1 ("Zion" recently also went Gold in the U.S.); "Oceans," written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went triple platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connect people everywhere with God, evident by the success they've seen globally. With over 50 countries and six continents visited, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Toyota Center, Oracle Arena, Air Canada Arena, American Airlines Arena (Miami and Dallas), and Red Rocks to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people.