"Redeemed," the multi-award-winning No. 1 hit song by Christian recording artists Big Daddy Weave has been officially certified RIAA Platinum, Curb/Word Entertainment said in a press release Tuesday. At an event in Nashville earlier this week, the band members were presented platinum certification plaques for the 2012 song, as they were joined by their label, family, and friends.
During the event, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision also celebrated its 13-year relationship with Big Daddy Weave for their impact off-stage. Through the partnership, the band has helped more than 31,000 children in poverty receive life-changing support through sponsorship.
"It is such an honor to celebrate the many achievements of Big Daddy Weave," shares Mike Curb, Chairman of Curb/Word Entertainment and Ryan Dokke, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Curb/Word Entertainment. "The band has been together for an astounding 20 years and has been part of our label family for nearly as long. We are thrilled to be able to share the news that their No. 1 single 'Redeemed' has reached platinum status."
"We also join with World Vision in celebrating the band helping more than 31,000 children get sponsored through their Artist Sponsorship Program," they continue. "On behalf of all of us at Curb/Word Entertainment, we could not be more proud of the members of Big Daddy Weave. We know this is just the beginning of many more great things to come from the band!"
In the two decades their formation, Big Daddy Weave says that ministry has been at the heart of every album recording and concert, even as the group has grown to be one of Christian music's biggest headlining acts. Working with World Vision for more than a decade, the band has traveled all over the world to see poverty first hand and witness World Vision's transformational work in Ecuador, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Armenia. During their travels, they say they've witnessed a wide variety of work and experiences, from the horror of human trafficking to the triumph of a family being able to support themselves for the first time.
"Big Daddy Weave's commitment to be the hands and feet of Christ through the work of World Vision has impacted more than 155,000 children in the most vulnerable places around the world," says Sarah Beth Hallada, Executive Director of World Vision Artists. "We are honored to partner with Big Daddy Weave, and we value their dedication to share Christ's love to concert-goers and to children and families around the globe. Their example of service inspires us!"
Currently, Big Daddy Weave has big plans for the rest of the year and going into 2019. With a new album slated for release next year, the band's "Jesus I Believe" 2018 fall tour kicks off Sept. 9, with more information available at the band's official tour page.