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Chris Tomlin makes CCM history with Digital Radio Award for 1 Billion streams

One Contemporary Christian Music artist just made history during the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. SoundExchange awarded GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin its prestigious Digital Radio Award in recognition of his incredible popularity on digital radio.

Tomlin has amassed more than one billion performances on the more than 2,800 digital radio services from which SoundExchange collects digital performance royalties. SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe presented Tomlin with the award on October 11.

“Chris is a fantastic artist with a massive following, and we couldn’t be more proud to honor him with our SoundExchange Digital Radio Award,” Huppe said. “We were also honored to bestow this award upon Chris during the GMA’s Dove Awards, which are so important to the Christian and gospel artists and fans globally.”

“I’m incredibly grateful and humbled to receive SoundExchange’s Digital Radio Award,” Tomlin said. “I’m blown away by how many people are listening to Christian music, and this award is an affirmation of the power and impact of the genre.”

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Only recording artists who are registered members of SoundExchange and have at least one billion streams are eligible to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award. Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks and Pitbull are the only others to have received the award.

Chris Tomlin recently released his debut children’s book Good Good Father, which hit top 16 overall books on Amazon and top 20 of all books at Barnes & Noble. His 11th studio album Never Lose Sight features the popular single “Jesus” and No. 1 hit “Good Good Father” and will be available October 21. Shortly after on October 25, Tomlin’s one night only unity event Worship Night In America: An Evening Of Unity & Prayer For Our Country will hit theaters and churches across the US. Visit www.christomlin.com for additional information.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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