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Elevation Worship Biography

Elevation exists "so that people far from God will be filled with life in Christ." That's the vision that was planted in the heart of Pastor Steven Furtick at the age of 16. In 2005, God assembled a group of families around Pastor Furtick to begin seeing this vision come to life.

In February of 2006, Elevation Church launched its first worship experience. Two and a half short years later Elevation Church is meeting in multiple locations with a weekly attendance that has topped 4,000. Through God's favor and a relentless pursuit of His vision we have watched over 2,000 people profess faith in Jesus Christ during our second year of ministry.

Commitment to the vision of life transformation is what drives every corner of this ministry. These songs were birthed from the heart of this movement. Our hope is that through these songs, you'll experience a glimpse of this revolutionary move of God.

The band released three independent studio albums before they signed with Essential Records in 2011. For the Honor, their debut album on a major label, was released on November 21, 2011 which saw chart success on Billboard charts, including No. 1 on Heatseekers, No. 19 on the Christian Albums, and the Billboard 200 at No. 193. "Nothing Is Wasted" was released on February 19, 2013 on Essential, also seeing chart success – No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart and at No. 41 on the Billboard 200.[1][5]

Only King Forever, their third album on Essential, was released January 14, 2014, debuting at their highest charting position, No. 23 on the Billboard 200. This album was recorded live in Charlotte in 2013. Elevation Worship's fourth album, Wake Up the Wonder, was recorded live on August 1, 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was released on November 25, 2014.

On July 31, 2015, they held another live recording at Time Warner Cable Arena for their fifth album, Here As in Heaven, their first album released on their own label, Elevation Worship Records. It was released on February 5, 2016 and peaked No. 1 on US Album charts.

Their fifth album, There Is a Cloud, was released on March 17, 2017 after being recorded at Elevation Ballantyne during the church's revival, "Code Orange Revival". After There is a Cloud, Elevation released their first Spanish album, Lo Harás Otra Vez on August 18, 2017. This album peaked at number two in US Latin album sales. On September 28, 2018, Elevation released their eleventh live album, Hallelujah Here Below, Which was nominated for the Grammy's 2019 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

On April 12, 2019, Elevation released Paradoxology, which is a reimagined album with different takes on the songs from their latest album Hallelujah Here Below like “Here Again,” “Echo,” and “Won’t Stop Now.” Paradoxology also includes a new single, “With You.”[13] Aleluya (En La Tierra) is Elevation's second album in Spanish and was released on July 19, 2019. It peaked at eight on US Latin Album Sales. Lastly, At Midnight, Elevation's seventh EP, was released on August 30 2019. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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