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Twenty One Pilots, United, & Tobymac among Billboard finalists

The Billboard Music Awards finalists have been announced, and a bunch of Life FM artists are in the lineup.

Twenty One Pilots are in for Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Best Rock Album (for blurryface), and Top Rock Song (for "Stressed Out").

The Top Christian Artist finalists are Casting Crowns, Lauren Daigle, ​Hillsong United, MercyMe, and Chris Tomlin. Lauren Daigle and United are also finalists in the Top Christian album award, and United have two songs ("Oceans" & "Touch The Sky") in the Top Christian Song award. You can read the full list of finalists here.

The awards are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring, and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and other popular online destinations for music.



Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be Deluxe Edition Series

Lauren Daigle has recently made an exciting announcement. In a video posted on her Facebook page, Daigle tells her fans that every week she will be sharing a video of fresh acoustic arrangements. These will be songs from her new album How Can It Be.


Visit her Facebook page every Wednesday to watch a new video of her Deluxe Edition series.  


Skillet Teases New Album

Skillet has just wrapped their studio time for their ninth studio album, due out later this year, and in celebration the band shared a teaser to their social media channels. You can listen below.

Sneak Peak Skillet 2016

New record coming out this year! Here's a sample of what's to come. Wear a helmet while listening! Photo cred: JimmyDPhotos

Posted by Skillet Music on Friday, 8 April 2016

You can follow Skillet on facebook and instagram for continued updates as the new album approaches.


House of Heroes partner with BC Music

House of Heroes posted a pretty big update to facebook yesterday about their upcoming studio album:

We are partnering with the fine folks over at Bad Christian for the release of COLORS! For those of you that missed the IndieGogo, we will be taking pre-orders starting next Monday, April 11 :)

Posted by House of Heroes on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

American spelling of COLOURS aside, who else is stoked for new music from HoH??


Colton Dixon on American Idol Season Finale

Colton Dixon will return to the American Idol stage for the finale of the 15th and final season of the show. American Idol helped launch Dixon's career when he made it to the top seven on Season 11. Fans were quick to support Dixon since the show, with his debut album A Messenger scoring record-breaking sales and the follow up, ANCHOR, producing multiple No. 1 hits.

You can watch the American Idol Finale this Friday night over on Prime TV.


Newsboys Album- Love Riot

The Newsboys have dropped a new album called Love Riot. Michael Tait explains the inspiration for the album's name, "When I speak from stage, I often talk about love. Darkness has been so prevalent in our culture. Let's have a love riot — it's time."

Their song Guilty features in the trailer for the eagerly anticipated movie God's not Dead 2 (in cinemas April 28th). You can check out the trailer below. 

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