|CHRIS TOMLIN RECEIVES TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
11 December 2006
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records lead-worshiper and 2006 GMA Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris Tomlin, receives his first and second GRAMMY nominations for the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Announced today by The Recording Academy, Tomlin was given nods for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for See The Morning, his No. 1 selling, critically acclaimed album released Sept. 26, and Best Gospel Performance for “Made to Worship,” his current, record breaking single that is No. 1 for the 12th consecutive week at Christian radio.
“What? Wow! God is amazing,” exclaimed Tomlin, caught off guard by the news. “It's an honor to be nominated by my peers for a GRAMMY.”
The past year has been filled with milestones for Chris Tomlin. In February, he was presented with his first Gold record for his 2004 release, Arriving, which made radio history by producing three No. 1 singles and three songs in the R&R AC top 30 simultaneously (two songs in the top 10). When GMA Music Award nominations were announced later that month Tomlin led all artists with 10 nominations and two months later walked away with 5 awards, including the top honors for Artist of Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. On Nov. 27, he was lauded by TIME magazine as perhaps the most sung artist anywhere. Tomlin has written 17 Top CCLI songs sung by millions around the world every week as people gather to worship, including “Forever,” “Holy Is The Lord” and “We Fall Down.”
Inspired by the psalmist who describes God’s ongoing work as provoking new beginnings, Tomlin released See The Morning Sept. 26 to wide critical acclaim. Lauded by Billboard, CCM, All Music Guide, Relevant Leader and numerous others, the album debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan® compiled Christian retail charts and landed Tomlin his highest Billboard Top 200 position ever at No. 15 with 47,420 units sold in its first week. On Oct. 23, he became the first Christian artist to eclipse 20 million impressions in one week at radio for the Christian format (Christian Radio & Retail Weekly). Tomlin’s fourth No. 1 radio hit, “Made To Worship,” from See The Morning, continues to strongly hold the top position even after 12 full weeks.
More information on Chris Tomlin, including upcoming tour dates, can be found at www.ChrisTomlin.com, www.sixstepsrecords.com and www.emicmg.com.
The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). See www.grammy.com for a full list of 49th GRAMMY Awards nominees.
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