Grant has taken Christian music and her positive message to a wider audience and broader platform than any other artist in the contemporary Christian genre. She was the first contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to have a #1 pop record and the first to perform at the Grammys. Yet her greatest accomplishment may have been opening the door for a flood of other artists in pop as well as rock to sing about faith and soul and family and still grasp stardom.
The youngest of four daughters, Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia, but grew up in Nashville in a strong Christian home that instilled faith and family values and nurtured their youngest daughter's creative gifts. By the time she was 16, Grant had released her first album and was well on her way to becoming one of the dominant voices in contemporary music.
Grant's 1991 album, "Heart in Motion, has been certified quintuple platinum, signifying sales of more than five million copies. The project spent 52 weeks on Billboard's Top-200 album chart, spawning four Top-5 hits including Baby, Baby, which topped both the Billboard and R&R charts simultaneously. This classic song was recently featured in the soundtrack of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. One of the most highly lauded musical releases of 1991, Heart in Motion, garnered four Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Female and Album of the Year.
Since the release of Heart In Motion, Grant has released two Christmas albums, including the triple platinum Home for Christmas, as well as three pop records, House of Love (1994), Behind The Eyes (1997) and Simple Things (2003). Other recent releases include her pop compilation Greatest Hits 1986-2004 and Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith, her second collection of hymns following her 2002 Legacy…Hymns & Faith. In addition to her musical endeavors, Grant also appeared in the TV movie, A Song From The Heart, and hosted her own Christmas special in 1999 with guests Tony Bennett, 98 Degrees, and Cece Winans.
In her spare time, Grant participates in several charities, including Make-a-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Challenge Aspen, the Parseghian Foundation and Compassion International. She has hosted benefits for the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association and the Nashville Symphony, and has participated in celebrity golf tournaments benefiting various causes.
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Amy Grant Facts
|Birth Name||Amy Lee Grant|
|Birthday||November 25, 1960 (56)|
|Birthplace||Augusta, Georgia, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Amy Grant compared to you?|