Four #1 Christian Hot AC singles
A Messenger debuted at #1 on Billboard Christian Album Chart & #15 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart
Since winning the hearts of America with a riveting 7th place finish on the 11th season of American Idol, Colton Dixon has taken the industry by storm. With four #1 radio singles, two GMA Dove Awards for Best Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (2013 & 2015), over 50 million career streams, 837k track sales and 424k total album equivalents, Dixon is poised to make his biggest release yet with his third studio album coming this Spring 2017. The album is a step in a new direction for the Idol star, who has embraced the fusion of pop elements with his traditional alternative-rock sound. Dixon notes that the album follows a theme of identity and learning more about who we are when our faith is rooted in Christ. The music chronicles the spiritual journey of body, mind and spirit that Dixon has been on since his last release, especially through major life events such as tying the knot last winter.
Career Sales: over 427k adjusted albums, 839k tracks and 51M+ streams
A Messenger & Anchor won Rock Contemporary Album of the Year at the 44th and 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards
A Messenger debuted at #1 on Billboard Christian Album Chart; #15 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart
“You Are” and “Never Gone” both debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts; “Never Gone” sold over 21k units in its first week
Toured on TobyMac’s Hits Deep tour, and currently out on WinterJam 2017
28M YouTube channel views
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox's hit show American Idol, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. Dixon's 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album by a new Christian artist and the No. 9 best-selling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall. In just a few short years, Dixon has already played live for more than 1 million fans, performing at festivals like Winter Jam and touring with acts such as Third Day, TobyMac and Casting Crowns. Colton Dixon has also been named the latest Steinway artist, following in the footsteps of legendary artists such as Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall and Billy Joel. Dixon's sophomore effort ANCHOR, released in August 2014 and includes the most played Hot AC single of 2014, “More Of You," which spent three weeks at No. 1, as well as "Through All of It," his fourth consecutive No. 1 at Hot AC Radio. In 2013, Dixon won a Dove Award for Best Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year, along with two additional nominations. In 2015, ANCHOR was honored with the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Dixon also received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Dixon’s The Calm Before The Storm is available now.
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