Internationally acclaimed recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin has earned three Billboard Music Award (BBMA) nominations, one in each of the three Christian music categories: Artist, Song [“Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”] and Album with Burning Lights, which made history as only the fourth Christian music album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The nominations follow Tomlin’s 2012 BBMA nomination for Christian Artist, and wins in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song (“Our God”). The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:–11 p.m. ET.
Tomlin recently returned from Passion’s Spring 2014 Global Tour, playing before tens of thousands during stops in Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Singapore and Honolulu. This week sixstepsrecords released “Waterfall,” the first radio single from Tomlin’s anticipated fall 2014 release.
On April 29, Passion: Take It All will release, featuring music by Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, Christy Nockels, and Kristian Stanfill. The project is following the continued success of last year’s Passion: Let The Future Begin, which debuted at No. 1 atop Christian SoundScan and No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Passion: Take It All was recorded live in Atlanta and Houston earlier this year at Passion 2014, a two-day gathering in both cities attended over 35,000 students representing 46 countries and more than 1,200 universities.