Amy Grant

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She started in contemporary Christian music (CCM) before a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop."[1][2]

Amy Grant
Grant in October 2008
Background information
Birth nameAmy Lee Grant
Born (1960-11-25) November 25, 1960 (age 60)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian, pop rock, soft rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, author, media personality
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1976–present
LabelsMyrrh, A&M, Word, Sparrow
Associated actsVince Gill, Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith

As of 2009, she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide,[3] won six Grammy Awards, 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album to go Platinum.[4] She was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006[5] for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

Grant made her debut as a teenager and gained fame in Christian music during the 1980s with such hits as "Father's Eyes," "El Shaddai," and "Angels." In the mid-1980s, she began broadening her audience and soon became one of the first CCM artists to cross over into mainstream pop on the heels of her successful albums Unguarded and Lead Me On.

In 1986, she scored her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song in a duet with Peter Cetera, "The Next Time I Fall." In 1991, she released the blockbuster album Heart in Motion which became her best-selling album to date, topping the Billboard Christian album chart for 32 weeks, selling five million copies in the U.S., and producing her second No. 1 pop single "Baby Baby."

She is the author of several books, including a memoir, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, and a book based on the popular Christmas song "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" that she co-wrote.