Tauren Wells’ single, Known, finished 2018 at #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. Additionally, Known has reached #1 status on the Billboard HOT AC/CHR charts, Billboard AC Monitored chart and the overall Billboard Audience Chart. The music video for Known has been viewed over 6.7 million times on Wells’ YouTube channel.
Wells’ debut solo single, Hills and Valleys, lifted from the album of the same name, was certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in 2018 and has received over 100 million digital streams and its accompanying acoustic style music video has been viewed over 30 million times. Wells’ GRAMMY-nominated and critically acclaimed solo debut album, Hills and Valleys, debuted top five on the Billboard Top Christian Charts after its 2017 release. Hills and Valleys earned two GRAMMY nominations for Best Contemporary Christian Album and Best Contemporary Christian Song.
In October 2018, Wells dominated the 2018 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, winning four: New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – thus, making him the most awarded artist at the 49th Dove Awards.
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