Dec 30 2012
The 2012 Christian Song of the Year is...


Essential Records pop/rock band Building 429’s hit single “Where I Belong” is Christian Song of the Year, according to the Billboard 2012 year-end charts. Billboard also named the song its Christian AC Song of the Year, while Building 429 received recognition as both Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year. SWEET!!!

Earlier this year, “Where I Belong” was the first song to hang on to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart for 15 weeks in a row! “Where I Belong” even beat songs by TobyMac!!

Building 429 kicked off 2012 with the awesome 47-city “Winter Jam” tour, which saw attendance exceeding 500,000!! Then they hit the road for major festivals and international dates throughout the spring and summer. This fall Building 429 joined headliner Newsboys on a run of its “God’s Not Dead” tour before finishing up the year with Newsong’s “Very Merry Christmas” tour.

About Building 429

Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass). The band first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

The group has since amassed a dedicated fan following, playing more than 150 live shows a year while developing its own touring brands “Winter Blast” and “Summer Blast.” Building 429 has maintained one of its busiest tour seasons to date, kicking off 2012 with a 47-city “Winter Jam” tour, which saw attendance exceeding 500,000, and making appearances at summer festivals as well as international tour dates in Canada, Denmark, Norway and the Philippines. Most recently, the band wrapped a run of newsboys’ fall “God’s Not Dead” tour and Newsong’s “Very Merry Christmas” tour.

Building 429 released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, on May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Anthem Lights), Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart, while its title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single “Made For You” reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while “Where I Belong” set precedent as the longest-running No. 1 single on the Billboard Christian Audience chart at 15 consecutive weeks. “Where I Belong” was Billboard’s Christian Song of the Year and Christian AC Song of the Year. In addition, the band was named Billboard’s Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year.

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12/30/2012 10:07:13 PM
mariah Moreno United States
mariah Moreno
WHAT i thought it was newsboys
12/31/2012 10:05:31 AM
Nathan United States
But it's not even the best Christian song with that title this year...
12/31/2012 12:24:13 PM
Micah United States
I went to Winter Jam 2012 in Cedar Park and Building 429 didn't show up. I'm still offended... And to be honest, I agree with Nathan that there's an even better "Where I Belong" out there. I still don't understand why no radio stations play Switchfoot's version! Regardless, I'm glad God used Building 429 to work in people! Smile
12/31/2012 7:02:32 PM
Kylee United States
I really would've liked Christian radio stations to play Switchfoot's version of Where I Belong. I can't choose which version is better because they are so different. Building 429's Where I Belong also got a ton of radio play, which eventually gets annoying, but I'm so glad both bands are spreading the gospel through music whether it is Building 429 or Switchfoot or any other Christian band. God bless the people that are spreading the gospel through music. Give them the words to speak to save souls through your spirit throughout 2012, 2013, and forever more until Your coming. Amen.
1/1/2013 3:42:11 PM
magney United States
hey there air1 guys i have a question about a music u guys played from RELIENT K last night and it sounded like a familiar music from the 80's i need to know the name of that song because i really liked it and i want to show it to my mom because i know shes going to like it and trip out when she hears it haha ill be waiting for your respond. THANKS AND GOD BLESS U GUYS ALWAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U ALL Smile
1/1/2013 4:41:33 PM
Virginia Wilson United States
Virginia Wilson
I think this song is the best song, it's my favorite. I wish Air 1 would play "Where I Belong"  more often.
1/2/2013 7:04:26 AM
chris United States
Relient K did a whole CD of cover songs called Relient K is for Karaoke.