NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Best-selling mega group Newsboys have been nominated for two 2015 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced this week. One of Christian music’s most influential bands, Newsboys are nominated for Top Christian Artist, alongside Casting Crowns, Hillsong UNITED, Lecrae and MercyMe.
In addition, Newsboys’ “We Believe” is nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. The band’s longest-running #1 single to date, “We Believe” also serves as the theme song of Pure Flix’s current box office hit “Do You Believe?” which stars Academy Award®-winner Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Cybill Shepherd and Lee Majors, among others.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social media interactions, which are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Produced by Dick Clark Productions and hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, at 8 pm ET.
Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units, garnering six Gold® records, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping signature single, inspired Pure Flix’s 2014 hit film of the same name. The band’s latest recording and debut collection of hymns, Hallelujah For The Cross, released last fall and features the legendary group’s take on nine classics and one new selection.
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