NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Marking it’s year anniversary, Hillsong UNITED’s EMPIRES will be on sale for $9.99 at iTunes through June 2 coinciding with the band’s two wins at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards for both Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” The honors come after the platinum selling band earned four nominations for the night, including two nods in the Top Christian Song category. A two-disc vinyl LP version of EMPIRES will be available on June 17. Listeners can pre-order the EMPIRES vinyl here.
Upon it’s release, EMPIRES debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Named Album of the Week by USA Today, EMPIRES was also supported by Billboard, Rhapsody, Christianity Today and more along with a performance on the TODAY Show.
Despite the accolades and acknowledgements, UNITED has always been about connecting people to a loving God through their unique and creative output. Joel Houston explains “God isn’t impressed by our production, or performance—God is about the position and state of our heart. It will never be perfect, but all he’s looking for is a ‘heart-broke sound.’ This album is our deep desire to give God our best, knowing we have nothing without Him.”
Heralded by the likes of the Los Angeles Times, their acclaimed EMPIRES Tour will finish it’s U.S. trek in July with upcoming arena dates in Nashville, Denver, Kansas City, Chicago and more. For the latest tour information, CLICK HERE.