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  • Mar 23 2016

    Francesca Battistelli, who received her first GRAMMY Award last month, has given birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin. He entered the world on Sunday, March 20 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Please join her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family.

    "We are so in love with our big bundle of joy!" Battistelli shares. "We pray that Isaac will be full of laughter as his name suggests. We're so grateful to God for a healthy and safe birth, and we look forward to getting to know our little boy!"

    This is more exciting news for Battistelli who is fresh off her GRAMMY Award win for her chart-topping single "Holy Spirit" in the category of "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song." Battistelli was unable to attend the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held February 15 in Los Angeles, due to the advanced stage of her pregnancy.

    "Holy Spirit" is from Battistelli's 2014 album, If We’re Honest (Fervent Records), an album that garnered a total of three GRAMMY nominations. Battistelli has a total of four GRAMMY nominations to date.

    “Holy Spirit” spent 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1, topped five radio charts simultaneously in 2015 and was her third consecutive No. 1 from If We’re Honest, following “Write Your Story” and “He Knows My Name.” Her new single "If We're Honest" is currently in the top 10 at radio.

    In addition to her GRAMMY win, Battistelli was voted Female Artist of the Year at the 2015 KLOVE Fan Awards and received her first-ever Billboard Music Awards nomination.

     

  • Feb 16 2016

    Francesca Battistelli has taken home her very first GRAMMY®Award for the song, “Holy Spirit” – in the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - from her 2014 album If We’re Honest, an album that has garnered three total GRAMMY® nominations. Francesca has a total of four career GRAMMY® nominations. 

    Battistelli, who is excitedly anticipating the birth of her third child, was unable to attend the 58thAnnual Grammy Awards, which were held Monday, February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

    "I am so honored and humbled to have been recognized with a Grammy award for ‘Holy Spirit,’ a song that has meant so much to me,” says Battistelli. “Many thanks to Bryan and Katie Torwalt for writing an amazing song and letting me sing it.  I pray God continues to use it to change people’s lives and draw them closer to Himself!" 

    Francesca’s “Holy Spirit” spent 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1 and topped 5 radio charts simultaneously in 2015, becoming her third consecutive No. 1 from the album, If We’re Honest, following “Write Your Story” and “He Knows My Name”.

    "Congratulations to Francesca on winning her first GRAMMY Award tonight, as this is truly a career-defining moment,” shares Rod Riley, President and CEO of Word Entertainment. "Francesca is a very special part of our Word Entertainment family and we are so proud of her. As she and her husband Matt are about to welcome their new baby to the world, we are so honored to stand in support of her during this special moment." 

    This Grammy Award win caps off an extremely fruitful awards season as she was voted Female Artist of the Year at the KLOVE Fan Awards last spring, received her first Billboard Music Awards nomination, and received three more nods at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards.

     

  • Dec 08 2015

    Francesca Battistelli has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for “Holy Spirit,” the third nomination she’s garnered in two years from her breakthrough 2014 album If We’re Honest.     

    Battistelli was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for the track that spent 15 consecutive weeks at No. 1 and topped 5 radio charts simultaneously over the summer, becoming Battistelli’s third consecutive No. 1 following “Write Your Story” and “He Knows My Name.”

    "It's a huge honor to be nominated for another Grammy! I'm beyond thankful that this album has had so much life--to be nominated a second year in a row for the same project is incredibly rewarding.”

    The Grammy Awards will be presented Feb. 15 in Los Angeles. This is Battistelli’s fourth nomination overall. She is currently on the road for The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour, which resumes Thursday in Newnan. Georgia.

    The tour will wrap up an amazing year for Battistelli, who is expecting her third child in March. She was voted Female Artist of the Year at the KLOVE Fan Awards last spring, received her first Billboard Music Awards nomination, took three more nods at the 2015 Dove Awards and has had a song at the top of the radio charts for 19 weeks this calendar year.

    Click here for more information about the tour and to buy tickets! And don't forget to buy "Holy Spirit" on iTunes and stream it on Spotify

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