NEWS SOURCE: Savvy Media
May 22, 2014
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) May 22, 2014-Newsboys' "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" single, from its 2011 Inpop Records project God's Not Dead, has been certified GOLD by the RIAA. Selling more than 140,000 tracks since January, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" has experienced a phenomenal resurgence fueled by the popularity of Pure Flix Film's GOD'S NOT DEAD movie, in which Newsboys performs the song.
"God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" was a No. 1 radio hit on the Billboard AC Monitored chart two years ago and has consistently been the top-selling track from Newsboys' God's Not Dead album. Yet it was the box office release of GOD'S NOT DEAD, which has earned more than $59 million to date, that pushed the single over the 500,000 certified sales mark.
Consequently, "God's Not Dead (Like A Lion)" can now be counted among an elite list of Christian tracks ever to secure such status. The song is included among those by prolific artists like Bob Carlisle, Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Skillet, and Switchfoot.
Mark Lusk, president/general manager for Inpop Records comments, "Inpop Records is so grateful for the spotlight given to our music because of the GOD'S NOT DEAD movie. In particular, Newsboys' God's Not Dead project and single have found an expanded audience thanks to the film's massive exposure."
Additionally, both the God's Not Dead record and God's Not Dead-The Motion Picture Soundtrack, released March 4, have benefited from the movie's momentum as well. The former continues to be the No. 1 Christian catalog album this year, while God's Not Dead-The Motion Picture Soundtrack holds its Top 10 position on iTunes' Top Soundtracks chart. The soundtrack has also produced a No. 1 radio single with Shane Harper's "Hold You Up."
Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys boasts an impressive track record with 16 albums, five GOLD certifications, 31 No. 1 radio hits and more than 8 million units sold over their multi-decade career. This rock and pop-driven worship band includes front man Michael Tait (vocals) and his band mates who've played together for two decades - Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums). Their 2010 release, Born Again, the first with Tait at the helm, saw the largest street week of their careers, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and garnering three No. 1 hits. Their 2012 record, God's Not Dead, has sold more than 400,000 copies, and its title song, "God's Not Dead," topped the CHR radio format for seven weeks in a row, culminating in a RIAA GOLD certification. Their most recent album, 2014's Restart has seen a continuation of success at radio, with "We Believe" reaching No. 1 on the NCA Monitored and AC Indicator charts. Renowned for their heart-pumping live concerts, the tight knit Newsboys unit continues to headline shows in the U.S. and around the world.
About Inpop Records
Inpop Records is an independent Christian music label based in Nashville, Tenn. Established in 1999, Inpop has been home to some of the best-known bands in Christian music. Distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, Inpop Records has become one of the top-selling independent labels within the industry, having established a reputation for seeking out the best artists in emerging talent and for expanding the Christian music marketplace with sound and ideas. Inpop artists have scored numerous No. 1 radio hits, earned multiple awards, nominations and achieved recognition around the world. Inpop's current roster includes Superchick, Mat Kearney, Stellar Kart, JJ Weeks Band, Tricia, Jaci Velasquez, Salvador and more. For more information, visit: www.inpop.com.
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