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Phil Wickham earns his first career Grammy nominations

Renowned singer, songwriter, and worship leader Phil Wickham received his first Grammy nominations for his top-selling single “Hymn of Heaven.”

Phil Wickham
Phil Wickham. Photo Courtesy of Phil Wickham
Phil Wickham. Photo Courtesy of Phil Wickham

Renowned singer, songwriter, and worship leader Phil Wickham received his first Grammy nominations for his top-selling single “Hymn of Heaven,” which was nominated for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ Song.”  

Additionally, Wickham is nominated in the same category as a co-writer for Chris Tomlin’s track “Holy Forever,” along with Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, and Jenn Johnson.  

The nominations follow his recent collection of three Dove Awards for the “Worship Song of the Year” with his No. 1 single “Hymn of Heaven,” “Worship Album of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year.”   

“This is my first Grammy nomination ever, and I am floored and shaken,” Wickham remarked.

“God’s grace is just too much,” he said. “Thanks to the Recording Academy for this nomination, and a huge shout out and thanks to the co-writers of this song Chris Davenport, Bill Johnson, and Brian Johnson.”

“Also a huge thanks to the producer of this song and my good friend Jonathan Smith. Lastly, thanks to everyone who has listened and worshiped along with us as we’ve sung about our great hope in Jesus,” he added. 

Wickham is slated to reprise his popular “Singalong Tour” in 2023.  

“Hymn of Heaven” is available on digital service providers by clicking here.

Since his self-titled debut in 2006, Phil Wickham has emerged as a leader in the modern worship movement, penning countless songs sung in churches around the world.

His RIAA Gold-certified single and first career No. 1 “This Is Amazing Grace,” held the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks and was named Billboard’s No. 1 “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014 and BMI’s “Christian Song of the Year” in 2015. His anthemic “Living Hope,” also RIAA Gold-certified, earned him a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019. 

Wickham’s music has received hundreds of millions of streams across his catalog and platforms, with his discography including eight full-length projects, multiple Christmas releases, and a series of popular “Singalong” records that capture Wickham’s songs doing what they were always meant to do—giving people the language to sing to God.

His latest project, “Hymn of Heaven” was written during a year when the family of God couldn’t physically gather in houses of worship around the world. The album birthed three back-to-back No. 1 hits: “Battle Belongs,” “House of the Lord” and title-cut “Hymn of Heaven.” 

Wickham’s first book, “On Our Knees: 40 Days to Living Boldly in Prayer,” was released on September 27, 2022.

To learn more about Phil Wickham, check out his official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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