Welcome To The New Rakes In Three Billboard Music Award Nominations
Nashville, Tenn. (April 22, 2015) — Autism, cancer, down syndrome and more are among the real-life challenges featured in GRAMMY® acclaimed MercyMe’s newest music video for “Flawless.” The powerful new video, which depicts the realities of band members and several others, originally debuted on WAYFM.com. To view the video, click here. Known for creative viral projects, the award-winning band also released a paint-filled behind the scenes piece: https://youtu.be/aXlShznlvQE. Produced by Brody Harper and Ryan Slaughter for TwoSevenTwo Media, Carl Diebold and Brody Harper directed the new music video and Jay Morris served as art director.
“We have people in the video that society may look at as flawed, but as the song says, no matter the bumps and bruises, the cross makes us flawless,” shares MercyMe Frontman, Bart Millard. “We’re excited about it.”
“Flawless” is the most added single at radio this week with 49 total stations adding the song in the first week alone.
Earlier this month, MercyMe garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in every Christian category: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (Welcome To The New) and Top Christian Song (“Greater”). The Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC on May 17 at 8 p.m. ET.
Welcome To the New released in 2014 and landed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, the highest new debut of the week. The album received rave reviews, gathering affirmation from USA Today, Rhapsody and more. The popularity of the initial single “Shake” led to a performance on NBC’s TODAY Show and over 2 million music video views on several social platforms. Welcome To The New's most recent single "Greater" lived up to its name, spending 16 weeks at No. 1 on Christian radio.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single 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 and double-platinum in the digital domain. MercyMe has sold out venues across the nation, including Radio City Music Hall, and has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 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, received two GRAMMY ® nods and three Billboard Music Award nominations.
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