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Building 429's "Where I Belong" Longest-Running No. 1 Single In History Of Billboard Christian Audience Chart
Posted: Wednesday June 13th, 2012
Jason Roy of Building 429 performing "Where I Belong" during Winter Jam concert date. Photo: Wes Wages | ArmosaStudios.com
Song tops chart for 15 consecutive weeks, surpasses records previously held by Phillips, Craig & Dean and tobyMac
Band gears up for festival season and back-to-back fall tours
Pop/rock band Building 429 (Essential Records) sets a new record on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart with "Where I Belong" holding the top spot for 15 consecutive weeks. The group continues its momentum through 2012 with an impressive summer festival circuit and non-stop fall touring.
Written by Building 429 frontman Jason Roy, and award-winning songwriter/producer Jason Ingram, "Where I Belong", is from the band's fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, released in May of 2011. The album, which debuted at the top of iTunes®' Christian & Gospel Albums chart, has turned out three hit radio songs to date, including No. 1 CHR and Top 5 AC radio single "Listen to the Sound" and "Made For You", Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts.
"Where I Belong" is Building 429's most successful radio single from the project, surpassing songs by tobyMac and Phillips, Craig & Dean, who held the top spot on the Billboard NCA chart for 11 straight weeks. In addition, the song maintained top billing on the Billboard AC Monitored chart for 11 consecutive weeks and was No. 1 for multiple weeks on the Christian CHR chart.
News of the song's success is par for the course for Building 429 this year. The foursome has maintained one of its busiest tour seasons yet, kicking off 2012 with a 47-city "Winter Jam" tour, which saw attendance exceeding 500,000. Building 429 will go on to make appearances at summer festivals including AtlantaFest, ALIVE Festival, Ichthus Music Festival, LifeLight Festival, Kingdom Bound, Unity Music Festival, JFest, and others, while hosting international tour dates in Canada, Denmark, Norway and the Philippines. The band will also head out this fall on Newsboys' "God's Not Dead" tour before joining Newsong's 2012 Christmas tour.
For a current list of tour dates and appearances, visit www.Building429.com. To view the "Where I Belong" music video, visit the album's YMZ page.
About Building 429:
Building 429 comprises Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass). The band first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit "Glory Defined", which was named BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was also named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards.
The group has since amassed a dedicated fan following, playing more than 150 live shows a year while developing its own touring brands "Winter Blast" and "Summer Blast". In the fall of 2011, Building 429 went from a 30-city "Sounds of Hope" co-headlining tour with Leeland straight into the 47-city "Winter Jam" arena tour in 2012, reaching audiences of more than 500,000.
Building 429 released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, on May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Anthem Lights), Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes' Christian & Gospel Albums chart, while its title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single, "Made For You", reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, and most recently "Where I Belong" has continued to peak at No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks and AC Monitored charts for 11 weeks. The occasion sets precedent as the longest-running No. 1 single on the Billboard Christian Audience chart to date.
For more information on Building 429, visit the band's YMZ artist page, www.Building429.com or www.facebook.com/building429.
Listen To The Sound is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.