Newsboys’ iconic anthem, “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion),” the title-cut from the group’s 2011 best-selling Inpop recording, has been certified Platinum® by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it was recently announced. Signifying single sales in excess of 1 million units, the award marks a career milestone for the GRAMMY®-nominated mega group and is the first Platinum® single certification in Christian music this year.
“‘God’s Not Dead’ is among Christian music’s most significant songs of the decade,” said Mark Lusk, president, Inpop Records. “Newsboys’ impassioned performance of Daniel’s powerfully-penned statement of Truth is not only a defining song in Inpop’s history, but it continues to encourage people around the world to stand for Christ.”
Written by Daniel Bashta, “God’s Not Dead” was a multi-week #1 hit and helped inspire the blockbuster film of the same name. Both the God’s Not Dead album and single earned RIAA Gold® certifications last year.