Hillsong Music is Christian music produced by Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia as well as offshoot churches, Hillsong London and Hillsong Kiev. Hillsong CLC’s popularity in Christian praise and worship music stems from the inauguration of the Hillsong Conference in the late 1980s. Hillsong has sold more than 12 million records across the globe, following its first release in 1991. A quarter of all contemporary songs heard in Australian churches in 2011 were written by Hillsong. The 2004 Hillsong live worship album For All You’ve Done debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Record Industry Association album charts.
Hillsong Worship was formed in the early 1980s as Hillsong Live but took the name Hillsong Worship in June 2014. The praise & worship group spun out of Australia’s Hillsong Church. They helped launch notable artists like Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson, Brooke Fraser, Reuben Morgan, and Joel Houston. Originally dubbed United Live, the group was first led by singers/songwriters Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson. Their 1999 debut, Everyday, established their creative template. Hillsong achieved major popularity in the U.S., with albums like 2010’s God Is Able.