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MercyMe named top Christian artist at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

MercyMe earned a Top Christian Artist win this week at 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The top honor marks the first win for the band that has garnered a dozen BBMA nods throughout the course of their career thus far. Additionally, the multi-platinum selling band eclipsed all categories for their genre at this year’s show with recognition in the Top Christian Album (LIFER) and Top Christian Song (“Even If”) categories.

“We never set out to write, make music & tour for an award, but to have Billboard send this honor our way means a great deal to us,” shares the band. “It has been unreal to see the Lord use the power of music and stories to permeate lives. Thank you to Billboard for being so kind to us throughout our career, especially with this award, and thank you to the fans for sharing in this journey with us.”

MercyMe is a top nominee at the upcoming fan-voted 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards with four nominations including Film Impact (for the widely successful blockbuster I Can Only Imagine), Group or Duo of the Year, Song of the Year (“Even If”) and Artist of the Year. The super group will also perform on the show, noting a special performance with Trace Adkins. Marking the show’s first appearance on television, TBN will broadcast the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards on Thurs., May 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

“Grace Got You” Feat. John Reuben is the latest MercyMe single to resonate at radio, currently charting in the top 10 at AC Monitored, Christian Airplay and AC Indicator along with top 20 at Hot AC.

The 5X GRAMMY® nominated band wrapped the “MercyMe LIVE” Tour selling out 16 markets including Independence, MO, Nashville, Columbus, St. Louis and Minneapolis with Tenth Avenue North and special guest Tim Timmons earlier this year. MercyMe will reprise the line-up with longtime friends Tenth Avenue North for “The Imagine Nation Tour” this fall with 20+ markets on the docket.

Other winners included Alan Jackson took the Christian album award for Precious Memories Collection and Hillsong Worship won the top Christian song category for What A Beautiful Name. Tasha Cobbs Leonard won for best Gospel artist.