WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME
Hillsong Worship’s What A Beautiful Name EP this week topped the iTunes Inspiration chart and landed a place in the Top 50 of the all-genres (or mainstream) chart.
What’s unusual about this EP is that each of the six tracks is a different version of What A Beautiful Name.
There’s the radio cut, a live take from last year’s conference, as well as new acoustic, orchestral, and gospel versions, plus a Young & Free remix.
The release coincides with the news that What A Beautiful Name this week has become the most streamed worship song ever, passing UNITED’s Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).
AHEAD of next week’s annual conference in Melbourne, Planetshakers has released its latest EP, Legacy – Part 1: Alive Again.
Recorded live in the Philippines and Malaysia, the four-track EP recently peaked in the Top 10 of the iTunes’ all-genres album chart.
This is the sixth Planetshakers release to make the Top 10 of the mainstream chart.
Last year, its pre-conference EP Momentum (Live In Manila) went to #4, while its live conference album went to #5.
Planetshakers will record the performances at its upcoming conference for its next album, which will be released to a global audience later this year.
Two Aussie Christian acts recently debuted in the TCM airplay chart. The weekly survey researches airplay across more than 20 key markets across Australia.
The C3 City Worship Collective from Sydney debuted at #29 with Furious Fire and Guryel Ali – the 96Three radio announcer from Geelong – saw his song Look Up launch at #28.
Steve Deal from the C3 City Worship Collective says whether your writing songs for the radio, or for them to be sung in church, you’ve got to have good songs today!