Album ranks as the highest Billboard worship debut this year
Nashville, Tenn. (May 7, 2014) – Once again, the annual Passion album has resonated with fans and listeners worldwide. Passion: Take It All debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, tying last year's album, Passion: Let The Future Begin, as the highest chart debut for Passion and also the highest for a Christian album this year. It also ranked as the highest Billboard 200 chart debut this year for a worship record. In addition, Passion ranked as No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart.
Upon its release, the album shot straight to No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Overall Albums Chart. The first single off the album, “My Heart Is Yours” by Passion feat. Kristian Stanfill, continues to make waves at Christian radio.
RELEVANT Magazine and Worship Leader Magazine music videos from Passion: Take It All last week.
RELEVANT - "Come As You Are" by Passion feat. Crowder
Worship Leader - "Let It Be Jesus" by Passion feat. Christy Nockels
Passion: Take It All captures the powerful movement of the 2014 Passion conferences that took place in both Atlanta and Houston earlier this year. Many acclaimed worship leaders, including GRAMMY® winners Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman, along with Crowder, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker, helped lead the conferences and are featured on the album. There have been endless praises for the album: All About Worship says “Take It All is a great collection of songs, each of which could be praised individually.”
Along with the incredible musicians that led music at Passion 2014, there were renowned pastors and teachers including Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Christine Caine and Judah Smith. The conference was attended by over 35,000 students representing 46 countries and more than 1,200 universities. During the two gatherings, students were challenged to personally give $500,000 to fund the printing and distribution of scripture for the people of Iran. Amazingly, this goal was exceeded as willing students gave over $670,000, providing 65,000+ Bibles to the people of Iran.
Earlier this year the Passion team visited Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Manila, Singapore and Honolulu on their 2014 Global Tour. Tens of thousands gathered to join in glorifying the name of Jesus around the world.
About Passion Conferences
Led by a stirring in the heart of Atlanta-based pastor, Louie Giglio, Passion was birthed in 1997 to see the 20+ million college students across the globe awaken to the reality of an omnipotent and glorious Creator. Since then, millions of students from across the globe have joined the Passion movement, united across ministry and denominational lines, to seek the face of God in worship and prayer at nine conferences, four world tours and multiple one-day and regional events. Passion’s core scripture, Isaiah 26:8 states: “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” The small Passion Team is led by Louie Giglio and operates under the direction of a Board that is committed to spreading the fame of Jesus Christ to college students around the globe.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Burning Lights), Crowder (Neon Steeple), Matt Redman (Your Grace Finds Me), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Take It All). The label partners with Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixstepsrecords, visit: www.sixstepsrecords.com.