Hillsong Young & Free (also known as Hillsong Y&F or simply Y&F) is an Australian contemporary worship music group from Sydney, Australia, where they started making Christian music in 2012 at Hillsong Church. They have released two live albums, We Are Young & Free (2013) and Youth Revival (2016), with two extended plays, This Is Living (2015) and We Are Young & Free (The Remixes) - EP (2015).
The group formed in 2012 out of Sydney, Australia, where they were located at Hillsong Church. Their members are worship leaders, Aodhan King, Alexander Pappas, Tyler Douglass, Renee Sieff, Ben Tan, and Melodie Wagner. Hillsong United in 1998, the original group, got underway when the members were all pretty young, because it was started as part of the youth ministry at Hillsong Church. As they evolved and started to mature, have families of their own and take on adulthood, many people at the church felt that there was a need for a new group that would aim its message at younger people with a stimulating new sound.
Hillsong Young & Free released their first live album, We Are Young & Free, on 1 October 2013. The album debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia, also charting on several Billboard magazine charts in the United States, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart. Their subsequent release an extended play, This Is Living, was released on 11 January 2015. The release charted on the Billboard 200 at No. 38 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart. Their second extended play, The Remixes, was released on 4 December 2015. The second live album, Youth Revival, was released on 26 February 2016. On 6 December 2016, it was announced that Hillsong Young and Free would be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for their latest album Youth Revival. Hillsong Young and Free featured on the track, "Marching On", from Rend Collective's album, Good News, which was released on 19 January 2018.
Current Aodhan King Alexander Pappas Tyler Douglass Renee Sieff Ben Tan Melodie Wagner Brendan Tan Laura Toggs Alexander Epa losefa Tom Furby Karina Wykes Jack McGrath Tracy Pratt Rhandy Libao JD Leyble Christian - Cowbell Past Taya Smith
On 6 December 2016, it was announced that Hillsong Young and Free would be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for their latest album Youth Revival.
Statistics as of 24 February 2018 Note: Charts do not specify whether 'Falling into You' is the Studio or Live version. The charts also do not specify whether 'Real Love' is the Studio or Live version.
"Relentless (Young & Free Remix)" (2014) / Hillsong UNITED – The White Album "Alive" (2014) / Hillsong Worship – No Other Name (only DVD) "Sinking Deep" (2014) / Hillsong Worship – No Other Name (only DVD) "This Is Living" (2015) / Hillsong Worship – Open Heaven / River Wild (digital deluxe edition and DVD) "Pursue/All I Need Is You" (2015) / Hillsong Worship – Open Heaven / River Wild (digital deluxe edition and DVD) "Marching On (featuring Hillsong Young & Free)" (2018) / Rend Collective – Good News
"Alive" (2013) "Wake" (2013) "Back To Life" (2013) "Gracious Tempest" (special performance) (2014) "This Is Living" (2015) "Where You Are" (2016) "Real Love" (2016) "Falling Into You" (2016) "Love Won't Let Me Down" (2017) "P E A C E" (2018)