Acclaimed singer-songwriter Phil Wickham this week was awarded an RIAA-certified platinum plaque for his landmark song, "This Is Amazing Grace," certifying one million single sales and streams. The plaque was presented Wickham by FairTrade Services and long-time management BrickHouse Entertainment while he was recording exclusive songs for the Spotify Singles program at Sound Stage Studios on Nashville's Music Row.
The surprise plaque handover comes as Wickham is preparing to release his latest album, Living Hope, his first new full-length album in two years. Releasing on Aug. 3, the album's title track and current single, co-written with Bethel Music's Brian Johnson, has already garnered support from over 30 radio stations, including K-LOVE, Joy FM/St. Louis, Star 99.1/NYC and SiriusXM.
"Living Hope" as well as other tracks from the record have already been featured in key streaming playlists such as Amazon Music's Fresh Christian, and Spotify's Top Christian and WorshipNow playlists.
Having penned and co-written songs such as "At Your Name," "Beautiful," "Your Love Awakens Me," "Living Hope," and his No. 1 single "This Is Amazing Grace," many of Wickham's worshipful songs have become anthems in church services around the world, sung by thousands each week.
On the road to becoming certified platinum, "This Is Amazing Grace" was Wickham's first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. In addition, the single was named Billboard's 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year, and BMI's 2015 Christian Song of the Year.
His new album Living Hope is available for pre-order now everywhere, with links to the most popular digital music platforms available here.
Click below to watch the official music video for "Living Hope," or click here to watch it on YouTube: