Redding, CA (December 30, 2019)
Capping off a year of unprecedented growth and impact for Bethel Music, Billboard magazine has included a number of the label’s songs, albums and artists among the top releases of 2019—and the decade—in their recently published year-end charts. Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love,” a mainstay on Christian radio in 2018 and 2019, is ranked #4 on Billboard’s decade-ending Hot Christian Songs Chart.
Four Bethel Music artists land in the Top 30 on Billboard’s year-end Top Christian Artists Chart: Bethel Music (#10); Cory Asbury (#17); Jonathan David & Melissa Helser (#24); and 2019 breakout artist Josh Baldwin (#27). Bethel Music also has four albums in the Top 30 on the publication’s 2019 Top Christian Albums Chart: VICTORY: Live (#14); Cory Asbury’s Reckless Love (#28); We Will Not Be Shaken: Live (#43); and You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic (#44). In addition, Bethel Music is ranked #6 on Billboard’s year-end Top Christian Labels chart.
Highlighting the label’s major presence at Christian radio, “Raise A Hallelujah,” by Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser, is #5 on Billboard’s year-end Christian Airplay Songs chart, while Josh Baldwin’s “Stand In Your Love” comes in at #8. Billboard’s 2019 Christian Digital Song Sales chart includes three Bethel Music songs in the Top 20: “Raise A Hallelujah” (#3); “Reckless Love” (#7); and “Stand In Your Love” (#18).
“We are humbled to see how God has used the ministry of Bethel Music to impact lives around the world—both this year and throughout the decade,” said Joel Taylor, CEO of Bethel Music. “From its inception, Bethel’s vision has been to love and serve our community well. As we begin this next decade, we are grateful for what God has done through this local mission to reach people across the globe.”
Bethel Music is an 11-time Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated Christian worship ministry formed as an extension of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Beginning in 2001, Bethel Music has grown from a local church music ministry to a global outreach comprising a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians.
In addition to touring and ministering globally, Bethel Music hosts the biannual Heaven Come Conference; a two-week worship school, WorshipU, held on the campus of Bethel Church; and songwriting retreats in a personal setting with experienced writers. WorshipU, Bethel Music’s online school of worship, offers ongoing teaching and training programs.