News: Hilsong UNITED’s “Empires” Celebrates Year Anniversary


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.

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

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