Following the return of former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel last year, Christian music supergroup Newsboys has made history once again as their latest album United debuts at No.1 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart following its May 10 release.
United, a 10-song collection of amazing praise & worship tunes and powerful pop tracks, with the lead song “Greatness of Our God” moving up various Christian music charts, was produced by Furler and Geoff Duncan and showcases four songs co-written by Furler. The digital deluxe edition of United is also now available, featuring Newsboys’ 2017 anthem “The Cross Has The Final Word” and “Rejoice,” a new track written by Furler and Steve Taylor, among other selections.
“Putting Michael, Duncan, Jody and Jeff back together with Peter and Phil is among the highlights of my career managing the Newsboys, since first discovering them in Australia in 1986,”
says Wes Campbell, First Company Management founder and Newsboys manager.
“Seeing them come back together and perform again—and now creating music together for this special album—brings me joy.”
More about Newsboys United
Newsboys United have performed in more than 150 shows together since reuniting in 2018. The group Comprising of Michael Tait, Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, headlined the 43-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular earlier this year and recently joined forces with multi-Platinum, multi-GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith for “Surrounded & United: The Tour.”
Among the most influential bands in Christian music history, GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys have sold more than 10 million units, amassed eight Gold certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Since their formation in Australia three decades ago, Newsboys have released 24 recordings and their signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles,” “Born Again” and the Platinum-certified mega-hit, “God’s Not Dead.”
CCm news Culled from theChristianbeat.