Two-time Grammy nominee Phil Wickham's highly anticipated new studio album, “I Believe,” is available today, marking the respected worship leader’s 10th LP in a career filled with songs that have been sung in churches around the globe and streamed billions of times across multiple platforms.
“I Believe” follows his recent radio hit and 2023 Dove-Award nominated song “This Is Our God,” which has become one of the biggest songs of Wickham’s career to date. After taking the track to No. 1 on the Mediabase Christian Audience, Mediabase Christian AC and Billboard Christian AC charts, Wickham recently released title track “I Believe” to radio – which is already airing on Air 1 and officially going for adds on Sept. 8.
"There are so many searching for truth, meaning, belonging, purpose, hope, fulfillment, peace and healing," Wickham passionately stated about his inspiration for “I Believe.” "I have found all of these things and more in the person of Jesus Christ. I think the world is desperate to see and hear people full of hope, joy, love and confidence telling their stories about how Jesus saved and changed their lives; about how he is the best thing they have ever found, and he will be the best thing anyone will ever find. I’ve never put more time, effort and prayer into a project, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it!"
Along with a Worship Song of the Year nomination in the 2023 Dove Awards for "This Is Our God," Wickham was also nominated for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (Artist), and Song of the Year for his songwriting contribution to both MercyMe's "Then Christ Came" and Chris Tomlin's "Holy Forever." Earlier this year, he led the tally of nominations for the 2023 K-LOVE Fan Awards when he was again nominated in five categories: Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, Book Impact of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. Wickham took home the Book Impact Award for penning “On Our Knees.”
More About Phil Wickham
Phil Wickham is a Grammy-nominated artist and leader in the modern worship movement, having penned countless songs sung in churches around the world. Most recently, his single, “This Is Our God,” opened the pages of 2023 with a wellspring of declarative praise to our God who saves. Also in 2023, the artist was nominated for two Grammys in the category of “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song,” recognizing the songs, “Hymn of Heaven” and “Holy Forever.”
“Hymn of Heaven,” Wickham’s last full-length album, won him “Worship Album of the Year” at the 2022 GMA Dove Awards, while he was named “Songwriter of the Year” as well as awarded “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” for the title track, “Hymn of Heaven.”
In addition, the song, “Battle Belongs,” topped five different radio charts for multiple weeks. This powerful album was written during a year when the family of God couldn’t physically gather in houses of worship around the world.
“ ‘Hymn of Heaven’ is full of praise and thankfulness, just lifting up the name of Jesus and speaking what we really know is the reality, even though we don’t see it,” Wickham said. “All I want to do is facilitate moments where people can encounter the presence of God.”
Wickham’s anthemic “Living Hope,” an RIAA Gold-certified hit, earned him a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019, while his first RIAA Gold-certified single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” was his first career No. 1. This iconic song held the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks and was named Billboard’s No. 1 “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014, as well as BMI’s “Christian Song of the Year” in 2015.
Wickham’s music has received hundreds of millions of streams across multiple platforms, with his discography including eight full-length projects, several Christmas releases, and a series of popular singalong records that capture his songs as they do what they were always meant to do – which is giving people language to sing to God.
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