Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers released its acclaimed, 15-track album Rain earlier this month (Sept. 6) from Venture3Media (V3M). In addition to CD and digital sales, the album has already garnered a remarkable 16-million-plus streams and counting. In fact, the band has experienced a 35% growth across both its streaming and social media platforms since January and following the new full-length album release and Rain Part 1 (Jan.), Part 2 (April) and Part 3 (Aug.) EP releases.
The full-length Rain features the songs from all three EPs and the never-before-released "I Lift Your Name Up (80's Remix)" and Planetshakers' first hard rock offering, "Fall On Me (Heavy Remix)." With more than 8,475,000 YouTube, 5,724,000 Spotify and 1,431,000 Apple Music streams, plus additional streams via Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora and more, Rain is also available from iTunes and as a physical CD at traditional retailers everywhere.
Recorded during the annual Planetshakers Conference that packed Melbourne Arena in Melbourne, Australia this past April and at its regional conferences attended by tens-of-thousands in the Philippines and Malaysia, as well as at Planetshakers Church, the new album features worship leaders Joth Hunt (who also produced and mixed the album), Sam Evans, Aimee Evans, BJ Pridham, Joshua Brown, Rudy Nikkerud, Chelsi Nikkerud and more.
Lead track from Rain, "Only Way," is a Billboard Christian Airplay Chart top 50 hit and has already seen over 1.5 million YouTube plays as Planetshakers' YouTube channel subscribers went from 683,000 to over 881,000 since January 11. During this same time period, the band's Instagram followers grew from 481,000 to over 548,000 (not including individual band member followers) and Spotify monthly listeners went from 599,000 to over 732,000. Twitter and Facebook numbers are also up as the band continues to connect with audiences around the world.
With many of the songs broadcast-premiered live earlier this year via Daystar Television Network to millions in over 180 countries, the full Rain track listing follows:
01) Only Way
02) My Reason
03) Fall On Me
06) Right Now
07) I Choose You
09) All Around
10) Take Your Place
11) Fire Fall
13) God Is On The Thone (Studio)
14) I Lift Your Name Up (80's Remix)
15) Fall On Me (Heavy Remix)
Taking the new music and favorites like "The Anthem," "Endless Praise" and "Turn It Up" to audiences around the globe, all the latest Planetshakers tour, music and conference news can be found at Planetshakers.com, YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter (171,800 followers) and Facebook (over 1.5 million followers).
Since its inaugural gathering in 1997, Planetshakers has gone on to become a global movement through its annual conferences, international church campuses and numerous live recordings, including multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. The Australia-based collective, led by Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans, has hosted gatherings in cities around the world while also launching Planetshakers Church in 2004. With over 17,000 members in Melbourne, Planetshakers Church is one of the fastest growing churches in that nation's history, stretching across five campuses in Melbourne with additional locations in Singapore; Cape Town, South Africa; Geneva, Switzerland and Austin, TX.
Celebrating over 20 years of ministry, Planetshakers honors the countless ways God has used its ministry and music to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a clear vision of taking the Gospel to the nations... "empowering generations to win generations."
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