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Newsboys

February 15th, 2016

Formed:
1985 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Genre:
Christian & Gospel

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Newsboys

Biography

One of the more media-exposed Christian rock bands of the '90s, Newsboys formed in the late '80s around a core of John James, Peter Furler, and Philip Urry. Though early in its career the band was panned for a perceived over-reliance on religious clich├ęs in its lyrics, Newsboys later grasped secular music's alternative revolution in the early '90s for an image makeover, with good results. The group gained six number one singles on the Christian charts, and has been featured in more secular media outlets than the average Christian band. Step Up to the Microphone, their first album for major-label Virgin, arrived in 1998; Love Liberty Disco appeared a year later. In celebration of the new millennium, Newsboys also observed their own career with the greatest-hits package Shine...The Hits, issued in fall 2000. Their most elaborate work to date, Thrive, was issued in spring 2002 and led to one of their biggest CCM hits ever, "It Is You." Over ten years into their own career, Newsboys Remixed was released in the fall of that year, offering new takes on several of their biggest hits. The band issued Adoration: The Worship Album in April 2003. The record included both originals and Newsboys versions of well-known worship songs. Guitarist Jody Davis left Newsboys in late 2003 in order to care for his daughter, Bethany, and Bryan Olesen took his place for a little over a year. He left in 2004 to work on his own band, Casting Pearls, just after Newsboys released their second worship album, Devotion. Paul Coleman, an Aussie singer/songwriter, came aboard as the band's new guitarist, and the next two years found the band touring the globe and working on the songs that would become its first pop album in four years, Go. That album, released in October 2006, was the first to be released on the band's own Inpop Records. At the beginning of 2009, after a year of touring, Coleman left the band to go back to his solo career and Jody Davis returned. More shockingly perhaps, Furler announced soon afterwards that he going to scale back his involvement in Newsboys, no longer touring with them but instead staying behind the scenes as a songwriter/vocalist. His replacement came from one of the other titans of Christian rock, namely Michael Tait of dc Talk. Before Tait took over entirely, the band released one last album with Furler as lead singer, In the Hands of God, in May of 2009. By September of that year Furler was gone and Tait took over vocals for the band's next album, 2010's Born Again. The new-look Newsboys featuring vocalist Tait returned in 2011 with the studio album God's Not Dead. ~ John Bush

Top Albums


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3. Love Riot

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5. Restart (Del..

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8. Restart

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13. The Ultimate..

14. Go

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16. Christmas! A..

17. Take Me To Y..

18. Newsboys - H..

19. Devotion

20. Live: Housto..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
GuiltyLove Riot3:39$1.29
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God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)God's Not Dead4:18$1.29
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We BelieveRestart (Deluxe Edition)4:21$1.29
4.
CrazyLove Riot3:02$1.29
5.
Your Love Never FailsGod's Not Dead3:38$1.29
6.
He ReignsAdoration: The Worship Albu..4:55$1.29
7.
God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)God's Not Dead: The Gre..4:18$1.29
8.
Born AgainBorn Again (Miracles Editio..3:10$1.29
9.
Live With AbandonRestart (Deluxe Edition)3:20$1.29
10.
We BelieveRestart4:21$1.29
11.
You Are My King (Amazing Love)Adoration: The Worship Albu..4:31$1.29
12.
Revelation SongGod's Not Dead4:49$1.29
13.
That's How You Change the WorldRestart (Deluxe Edition)3:52$1.29
14.
Mighty to SaveGod's Not Dead4:28$1.29
15.
King Is ComingGod's Not Dead4:46$1.29
16.
Jesus FreakBorn Again (Miracles Editio..4:05$1.29
17.
Your Love Never FailsGod's Not Dead: The Gre..3:38$1.29
18.
We BelieveWOW Hits 2015 (Deluxe Editi..3:41$1.29
19.
RestartRestart (Deluxe Edition)3:34$1.29
20.
Revelation SongGod's Not Dead: The Gre..4:49$1.29
21.
Mighty to SaveGod's Not Dead: The Gre..4:13$1.29
22.
Born AgainGod's Not Dead: The Gre..3:10$1.29
23.
Jesus Paid It AllHallelujah For the Cross3:29$1.29
24.
Forever ReignGod's Not Dead3:52$1.29
25.
I Am FreeWOW Hits 20073:57$1.29

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