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Billboard Music Awards: Worship leader Chris Tomlin wins Top Christian artist

This is Tomlin's second win. He first won in 2011
This is Tomlin's second win. He first won in 2011
The Media Collective

Celebrated worship leader Chris Tomlin took the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Artist at last night's awards show. The win was announced on Sunday, May 18 during the pre-show. The Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on ABC.

Chris Tomlin has been making music that impacts lives for a while and is considered to be one of the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music.The singer/songwriter has nine albums, 12 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and eight additional nominations, six Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a platinum and four gold albums. This win follows Tomlin’s win in 2011 for Top Christian Artist and Song (“Our God”).

Last week Tomlin's single “Waterfall” went to iTunes®. It's the first radio single from his 2014 release. The single has already reached the Top 25 on the National Christian Audience Chart. "Waterfall" held the No. 1 spot on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Chart last week and is currently No. 4.

Tomlin has also been nominated in three categories for the upcoming K-LOVE Fan Awards to be held Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Nominations include Performer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Worship Song of the Year for “God’s Great Dance Floor.” He is also scheduled to perform along with Hillsong UNITED, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli and more.