The Matt Redman and LZ7 single 'Twenty Seven Million' has entered the Official UK Singles chart at number 12 today, 4th March 2012. Released in support of the A21 Campaign which aims to combat human trafficking and slavery, the single was played on BBC Radio 1, the UK's biggest national radio station, during the chart show as well as earlier in the week when it was announced the single had reached number 8 in the mid-week chart. The single was the second highest new entry in the charts this week.
'Twenty Seven Million' was released worldwide at the start of the week and peaked as high as number 4 on the UK iTunes Singles Chart and number 1 on the Amazon MP3 Bestsellers Chart. It has entered the top 50 on iTunes in several countries around the world. USA, Australia, Sweden and Norway have all seen the single rise up high, and it even spent a day in the number 1 position on the iTunes Bulgaria chart.
Proceeds from the single will go to rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking and the artists involved in the single hope that by getting the song into the charts they can raise awareness of the global issue of slavery.
"Music has always had a great way of communicating, and we really hope this song will shine a light on this outrageous issue", Matt Redman told LTTM in a recent interview. "How can it be that right now there are 27 million slaves on the earth - more than any other time in history. It's horrific. If public attention and opinion is focussed on something, then those in positions of influence, government or power soon follow."
LZ7's Lindz West added "It's released into the mainstream, worldwide, and I would love to see it really get this slavery issue out into the mainstream under the noses of people in power so they really have to do something about it" (full interview).