Single No. 1 on iTunes and SoundScan charts
“I Can Only Imagine” approaching
RIAA Certified Double Platinum
Nashville, Tenn. (September 4, 2014) — For GRAMMY® nominees and American Music Award winners MercyMe, things just keep getting “Greater,” the second single from the 6.5 million+ selling band’s latest project, Welcome to the New. Peaking at No. 1 on both iTunes Christian sales and SoundScan chart as well as hitting the Top 5 on Christian radio, “Greater” has also garnered 100% of the Billboard Christian AC radio panel spinning the song.
Additionally, MercyMe’s multi-format smash, “I Can Only Imagine,” is closely approaching a Double Platinum Certification by the RIAA. The popular song made history as the first single in the Christian genre to receive RIAA Platinum Certification.
This past April, Welcome to the New, which has been called the band’s “best effort to date” and “a party from top to bottom,” nabbed the highest debut of the week landing at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. The album peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes® Overall Albums Chart and No. 1 on its Christian Albums Chart.
MercyMe has been playing festivals and ball park faith nights throughout the summer and will hit select U.S. cities this fall, continuing to support Welcome to the New with an eclectic and entertaining live show that has received raves reviews across the country.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 6.5 million units in CD and DVD sales, garnered 26 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade, with an additional No. 1 as the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade as one of the industry's most notable talents. MercyMe made history as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. MercyMe has sold out venues across the nation, including Radio City Music Hall, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel's Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS This Morning and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard and more. Their eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, is available now.
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