- May 11, 2021
- OLD CHURCH BASEMENT FROM ELEVATION WORSHIP AND MAVERICK CITY MUSIC MAKES HISTORY ITS FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE
Collaborative Project Breaks Worldwide Record On Apple Music With Most First-Day Album Streams For Christian/Gospel Genre, And Most Album Streams In A Day In The U.S. From A Christian Group With Spotify
Tops Billboard Christian And Gospel Album Charts, Ranks No. 31 On Billboard Top 20
11 May 2021 – Nashville, TN – Old Church Basement, the collaborative album from GRAMMY®-nominated and Billboard No. 1 worship groups Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music has made history, setting a new worldwide record for the most first-day streams for a Christian and Gospel album on Apple Music. Additionally, on Spotify, the 13-song project broke the U.S. record for the most streams in a day for an album by a Christian group and was No. 4 out of all U.S. albums its first weekend of release. It also tops both Billboard’s Christian and Gospel Album charts and ranks at No. 31 on its Top 200 Overall chart.
Old Church Basement, released April 30, is a powerful collection that aims to bring listeners back to a pure place of worship and features vocals from Chandler Moore, Brandon Lake, Naomi Raine, Chris Brown, Dante Bowe, Tiffany Hudson, Joe L Barnes, and Amanda Lindsey Cook. Listen to the new album here. Leading up to its release, the album’s first single, “Jireh” dropped March 26, followed by “Talking to Jesus” on April 9 and “Wait On You” out on April 23.
“Before any lights and a stage, for a lot of us, it was just a few chords on an acoustic guitar or piano in a youth room with a few of our friends,” says Chris Brown from Elevation Worship. “But that’s where we fell in love with God’s presence. Our hope is that this collection of songs makes it easy for you to return to that pure-hearted place of worship within you.”
Naomi Raine of Maverick City Music adds, “Old Church Basement is a reminder that God is still good and the church is still God’s idea. It’s an invitation to come back to a community that is solely after His heart, that just wants the simplicity of the Good News that Jesus brought and the genuine love and fellowship that we can have because of Him.”
Old Church Basement Tracklist:
- Old Church Basement (feat. Dante Bowe)
- Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine)
- Talking To Jesus (feat. Brandon Lake)
- Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore)
- Wait On You (Reprise) [feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore]
- Million Little Miracles (feat. Joe L Barnes)
- Shall Not Want (feat. Chandler Moore)
- Come Again (feat. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore)
- Used To This (feat. Naomi Raine & Brandon Lake)
- Names (feat. Tiffany Hudson)
- Mercy (feat. Chris Brown)
- Before and After (feat. Amanda Lindsey Cook)
- Build Your Church (feat. Naomi Raine & Chris Brown)
About Elevation Worship: Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, N.C. led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Elevation Worship has produced twelve albums that include the 2018 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” titled Hallelujah Here Below. Other albums have included the Christian radio no. 1 song “Graves Into Gardens,” the RIAA Gold®-certified song “The Blessing,” RIAA Platinum®- certified, and Christian radio Top 5 song “O Come to The Altar,” which has more than 126 million streams on Spotify and more than 61 million YouTube views, and the RIAA Platinum Certified song “Do It Again.” The group currently has ten songs in the CCLI Top 100 list. The group has more than 3.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 2.91 million subscribers on YouTube, and 1.5 million+ U.S. album sales. They have toured nationwide on bills with multiple GRAMMY® winners Lauren Daigle, Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Casting Crowns, and others. This ministry is passionate about producing songs for the local church that connect others to God. Their main priority is to create an atmosphere of worship so people can encounter Jesus in a real and personal way. Elevation Worship’s newest album, Old Church Basement, a live album collaboration with Maverick City, released April 30, 2021.
About Maverick City: Founded in 2018 by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay, Maverick City formed as a result of the founders hosting seventeen songwriting camps, which brought together over one hundred Christian artists and songwriters creating hundreds of songs. Since its inception, Maverick City has garnered GRAMMY® and DOVE Award nominations; multiple Billboard No. 1 albums and singles, 250M+ streams, and over a million YouTube subscribers.