Thousands joined to celebrate release of Whole Heart
Nashville, Tenn. (Mar. 06, 2018) — Passion’s latest, Whole Heart (Feb. 23), finds them once again on top. Debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart, Whole Heart is now the ninth release from Passion to do so. The album also claimed the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart and No. 8 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart, hitting within the top 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
Thousands joined Passion both in person and online for an album release celebration this past weekend. The event streamed live on passionmusic.com from Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. Whether attendees could participate in person or through livestream, they were invited to join in a special evening of worship led by Passion (helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone) and more to celebrate Whole Heart.
Available Feb. 23 on all digital music platforms, Whole Heart will release physically on Mar. 23, and will include new live versions of the hit songs "Reckless Love" and "All My Hope." Recorded live with the backdrop of three sold-out arenas, Atlanta’s Philips Arena, Infinite Energy Center and Washington D.C.’s The Anthem, Passion 2018 brought together more than 32,000 students from 700 universities and 35 countries to three arenas in Atlanta and for the first time Washington D.C., in addition to a simultaneous live stream.
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From its start in 1995, Passion has been rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8 – “Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts” - existing to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. Passion has encountered millions of students and 18-25 year olds, young people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the most impactful and stirring aspects of the movement has been the sea of voices uniting together to lift up the name of Jesus, currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone. The band has seen worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, Christy Nockels and more unite over the years, writing, recording and leading arenas in worship. Transcending the conferences, songs from Passion have become some of the most recognizable and unforgettable worship anthems of this generation. With 1.9 million units sold and a multitude of chart-topping singles such as “How Great Is Our God,” “God Of This City,” “One Thing Remains,” “Even So Come” and “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” listeners across the world continue to be impacted by the music of Passion. Delivering new projects annually, songs from records such as Here For You, White Flag, Let The Future Begin, Take It All, Even So Come, Salvation’s Tide Is Rising and Worthy Of Your Name have become timeless staples in the Church. The four-time Dove Award winners have had nine albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart with three hitting the Top 5 on the Billboard 200. Through it all, Jesus continues to remain at the center. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His name. Whole Heart is available now digitally and will release physically on Mar. 23.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Crowder (American Prodigal), Jimi Cravity (Heaven - EP), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), Matt Redman (Glory Song) and Passion (Whole Heart). 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.
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