Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Friday 07 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Rose Venerini
home iconArt & Culture
line break icon

Hillsong United seeks to spread joy with their new album

J-P Mauro - published on 06/22/17

They can really fill a stadium with “Wonder.”

Hillsong United was originally started as part of the Hillsong Church youth group. There were 2 bands back in the 90s: Powerhouse (ages 18 – 25) and Wildlife (ages 12-17). In 1998, the two merged to form the one band Hillsong United and recorded their first live album, Everyday.

The band released 13 live albums since 1999, and began recording studio albums in 2007. All 5 albums have reached #1 on the US Christian Billboard list. Their 2013 album, Zion, features the hit “Oceans,” which was downloaded over 1 million times and stayed at #1 for 45 weeks.

“Wonder” is the title track from their 2017 album and features the vocals of Taya Smith, the singer of “Oceans.” She, JD, and Matt Crocker gave an interview to Hope 102.3, in which they talk about the inspirations for the songs of Wonder.

Follow Cecilia–Aleteia’s music page–on Facebook!

CeciliaChristian Music
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, East London Gospel Choir
J-P Mauro
Hear Clapton and Pavarotti sing a prayer to the “Holy Mothe...
I.Media for Aleteia
These 30 shrines will lead the Rosary Relay for end of the pandem...
Cerith Gardiner
7 Ways to strengthen your relationship with the Virgin Mary
SAINT Januarius
J-P Mauro
Watch the blood of St. Januarius liquefy in May 2021
Sarah Robsdottir
Dad’s priceless reaction to newborn goes viral
Philip Kosloski
How to pray the Chaplet of St. Joseph
Francisco Veneto
Former Jehovah’s Witness to be ordained Catholic priest in ...
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.