Hillsong Band Becomes Only Australian Act To Win 2018 Grammy Award
Written by Tom Williams on 31st January, 2018
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An Australian band from the Hillsong Church has become the only Australian act to win an award at the 2018 Grammy Awards in New York.
The Hillsong Worship group has taken out the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category for their track ‘What A Beautiful Name’, a song which the band say is “unashamedly about the name of Jesus”.
Hillsong Worship member Brooke Ligertwood accepted the award with her bandmate Ben Fielding, and described the win as “an absolutely incredible honour”.
“No matter how far or close you feel to God or no matter how great the distance his love is greater, his name is more powerful, more wonderful, more beautiful than any other,” Fielding said.
Hillsong Worship’s win came after Australia’s other Grammy hopefuls missed out on awards.
Sia was nominated in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category for her tune ‘Never Give Up’ from the 2016 movie Lion, but lost to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Disney’s Moana: The Songs.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were nominated for Best Music Film for One More Time With Feeling and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, but didn’t score a win either.
Sydney trio Mansionair were also nominated in the Best Dance Recording category for their work on US duo Odesza’s track ‘Line Of Sight’, but the award went to LCD Soundsystem for their song ‘Tonite’.
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