This week, Charlotte, N.C.-based worship team, Elevation Worship celebrates the street week release of its second full-length album with Essential Worship/Provident,Nothing Is Wasted, with the group's first No. 1 chart debut, selling more than 11,780 total units across all physical and digital channels. The project enters at the No.1 position on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Chart and lands within the Top 50 of all albums in the nation on Billboard's Top 200 Overall Chart.
Bryan Ward, Vice President of Marketing for Provident Label Group states, "We are excited to partner with Elevation Worship in bringing their songs to the world and equipping worship leaders with new songs for their local churches. We are already seeing the positive impact of releasing the album in two unique expressions with live worship and studio recordings, which gives the listener two different ways to experience the songs." He adds, "It's wonderful to see how Elevation Church and their worship team are growing exponentially in the Charlotte community but also to see their songs impact the church globally."
Nothing Is Wasted is available in a deluxe edition, which features 25 tracks, and a standard edition with 13 tracks. The deluxe edition contains 12 tracks recorded as a live worship experience and the same 12 tracks also recorded in the studio with a more progressive expression. Both versions include a bonus track of the group's upcoming radio single, "Give Me Faith." Both albums hit No. 1 and No. 3 respectively on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Top Albums chart during street week. The deluxe edition also reached No. 5 on the iTunes overall Top Albums chart.
The current momentum of Nothing Is Wasted demonstrates a substantial upswing in the impact of Elevation Worship over the last 15 months, nearly doubling its growth in sales from previous album, (For The Honor) which debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Chart in Nov 2011. Comprised of a gifted team of songwriters, musicians and worship leaders, Elevation Worship is a passionately dedicated group, leading as a single worship team, before eight separate church congregations across the Charlotte Metro area, and in Toronto, Canada.
"We are extremely excited that as more people experience the songs on this album, they are ultimately getting a glimpse of the amazing things God is doing in our church," says Wade Joye, Worship Pastor Elevation Church.
The group, always highly focused on the local church and equipping worship leaders across the globe, spent street date conducting live online interviews, performing songs from the album and unveiling exclusive video clips from the live worship experience of Nothing Is Wasted.
Elevation Worship plans to support its chart-topping album through all Elevation Church campuses, with over 12,000 worshippers in attendance weekly, and scheduled conferences in 2013, including Thrive Conference, CMB Worship Night Experience and featured on the National Worship Leader Conference.