Singer Virgínia Arruda is a big bet on Gospel music in Brazil for the next few years. Also a bishop and creator of “Word of the Day”, which passes on devotional messages to her followers through YouTube and social networks, today she has more than 200 million views spreading the Word. This year, Virginia comes with strength in the musical part, presenting her new project “Tua Graça Me Alcançou”, expanding her path to the Brazilian public and opening to the international audience.
Today (18), Virginia Arruda releases the song “Holy” on all digital platforms with the participation of singer Michael Bethany, one of the lead singers of Gateway Worship. The recording took place at the end of last year, where the singer came from the USA straight to Brazil, especially to participate in this project. Two new songs were recorded for the album, the second single will be released soon. Listen to HOLY on digital platforms.
“When I adore you, You open the sea, when I praise your name, victory is guaranteed. When I adore you, I give you all my praise, Oh lord,” sings Virginia and Bethany in the excerpts of the song, which is an English version of the singer’s song “Adorado”.
Virgínia Arruda today reaches more than 110 countries daily, through her YouTube channel where she ministers the Bible-based Word in addition to praying and studying daily with her followers, an extremely important figure when it comes to channeling and directing the word of God. On her Facebook, she has almost 150,000 followers of her fanpage and on YouTube almost 1 million subscribers watch her daily. On this platform, the bishop was the creator of the board “A Palavra do Dia”, which leaves positive and important messages to those who need it, and her official channel has already surpassed the important mark of almost 200 million views. “I’ve been generating daily content for six years to reach people. It has never failed and that is very important to people. My company taking the word of God is what saves many people from a bad day”. On Instagram, organic engagement is gigantic: more than 400,000 followers follow Virginia’s posts, surpassing, in some cases, the barrier of 1 million accounts reached.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Bethany attributes his passion for music to his family legacy. One of six siblings, he got his start in his father’s home church and quickly became an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and performer. Appearing on stage for Tyler Perry’s hit play, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” Michael has continued his career producing, singing, writing and traveling. In 2005, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to join award-winning artist, Fred Hammond’s team.
Along with being part of the Daystar Singers and Band, Michael also serves as part of the worship ministry at Gateway Church for Pastor Robert Morris. In 2016, he released his first album, Yours Forever. He has also launched his own non-profit organization, Global Worship Ministries. Michael and his wife, Chavon, have been married for 15 years and have two sons.