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Hillsong United’s New Album ‘Wonder’ Debuts At Number One

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The multi-platinum-selling Christian music powerhouse and chart leading Hillsong UNITED’s new album, “WONDER” debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian genre, in the Top 5 on iTunes over all genres and received playlist placements to over 4M followers on Spotify on Friday. As an additional bonus for fans, the band released custom lyric videos for every track on the album with never-before-seen footage of studio recordings and photoshoots. Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music (over 2 million albums sold and 700 million career streams to date, remaining the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms reaching over 9 million fans combined), the band will appear on The TODAY Show this Wednesday, June 14 in support of release week.

The sixth full-length studio album is out now and garnering rave reviews from fans and critics alike:

“’Wonder,’ quite simply, is the best worship album of the year. The sounds are beautiful and captivating, the momentum is inspiring, the lyrics are thought-provoking, and the themes are awe-inspiring.” – The Christian Beat

“Creativity takes a front seat with UNITED’s sixth studio album ‘Wonder.’ This is, by far, the most thoughtful and creative album UNITED has ever put out.” – Hallels

“There are a ton of hidden gems and perfections, but overall, the sounds that spin from ‘Wonder’ merit a position on the Mt. Rushmore of the modern worship age. – CCM Magazine

“There are few experiences that compare to beholding the awesome glory of God. ‘Wonder’ calls to our hearts and echoes back from our souls as we behold the Lord.” – Today’s Christian Entertainment

In an enlightenment of the project, Joel Houston asks, “Have we lost the Wonder?”

Explaining intrinsically what it means further, the front man for the Australia-born band that has since become an international phenomenon continues, “The hope, the imagination to dream, to believe, the tenderness to listen and lead first with mercy, the grace to empathize, the courage to trust, the fearlessness to love without pretense or condition. To see beyond the facts without dismissing them. To respond beyond the fear without reciprocating it. To sing beyond the noise, without adding to it. This is the challenge, and this is what worship— if worship can be summed up as an expression of art and music and story— is ultimately designed to do. To elevate the conversation, re-awaken the soul to something other, and lift our eyes to the wonder of a superlative truth.”

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