Biography Of Israel Houghton (Gospel Artist)

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Israel Houghton is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed. He was Born on May 19, 1971.

On November 11, 2016, Houghton married singer and TV personality Adrienne Bailon.

Career

Houghton produced an album by Michael Gungor, Bigger Than My Imagination, which was described as “one of the year’s best worship albums” in a 2003 Christianity Today review.

See List Of Songs By Israel Houghton

Awards and nominations

Among the awards that Houghton has won includes six Grammy Awards; three for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and one for Best Traditional Gospel Album for Alive In South Africa.

GMA Dove Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated [4]
Song of the Year “Friend of God” Nominated
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Live from Another Level – Israel & New Breed Won [5]
Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “Again I Say Rejoice” Won [5]
2006 Song of the Year “Friend of God” Nominated [6]
Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “Not Forgotten” Won [5]
Praise & Worship Album of the Year Alive in South Africa – Israel & New Breed Nominated [6]
Long Form Music Video of the Year Live From Another Level – Israel & New Breed Nominated [6]
2007 Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “Turn It Around” Won [5]
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year It’s Not Over Won [5]
Choral Collection of the Year Again I Say Rejoice: Celebrating The Songs Of Israel Houghton – various artists Nominated [7]
Long Form Music Video of the Year Alive In South Africa – Israel & New Breed Nominated [7]
2008 Producer of the Year Nominated [8]
Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “Say So” Won [5]
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year A Deeper Level Won [5]
2010 Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “Every Prayer” Nominated
Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “The Power of One (Change the World)” Won [5]
Urban Song of the Year “Just Wanna Say” (tie) Won [5]
2011 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year “You Hold My World” Nominated
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Love God, Love People Won [5]
2014 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year Duets (shared with Donnie McClurkin, Asaph A. Ward, Aaron W. Lindsey, Trent Phillips, Justin Savage) Won [5]
Grammy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album Live From Another Level – Israel and New Breed Nominated [9]
2006 Best Gospel Song “Again I Say Rejoice” – Houghton & Aaron Lindsey Nominated [10]
2007 Best Traditional Gospel Album Alive in South Africa Won [11]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album A Timeless Christmas – Israel and New Breed Nominated [12]
Best Gospel Song “Not Forgotten” – Houghton and Aaron Lindsey Nominated [13]
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance “Not Forgotten” – Israel and New Breed Nominated [13]
2008 Best Gospel Performance “With Long Life” – Israel and New Breed, featuring T-Bone (tie) Nominated [14]
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album A Deeper Level – Israel and New Breed Won [15]
2010 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album The Power Of One Won [11]
Best Gospel Performance “You Hold My World” Nominated [16]
Best Gospel Song “Give Me Your Eyes” – shared with Dayna Caddell, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez (co-writers) Nominated [17]
2011 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Love God, Love People Won [11]
2013 Best Contemporary Christian Music Song “Your Presence Is Heaven” (tie); Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters Won [11]
Best Gospel Album Jesus at the Center: Live – Israel & New Breed Nominated
Best Gospel Album Jesus at the Center: Live – Israel & NewBreed Nominated [18]
2015 Best Gospel Performance/Song “How Awesome Is Our God” – Israel & NewBreed, featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel & Meleasa Houghton, songwriters Nominated
Best Gospel Album Covered: Alive In Asia – Israel & New Breed Won [11]
Stellar Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Artist of the Year Live from Another Level Nominated [19]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year Won
Producer of the Year Nominated
2006 Video of the Year Nominated [20]
2007 Male Vocalist of the Year ALIVE in South Africa Nominated [21]
CD of the Year Nominated
Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Urban/Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year “Turn It Around” – Israel & New Breed Nominated
2008 Group / Duo of the Year Live: A Deeper Level – Israel & New Breed Nominated [22]
Contemporary CD of the Year Nominated
Praise and Worship CD of the Year Nominated
2010 Male Vocalist of the Year The Power of One Nominated [23]
Praise and Worship CD of the Year Nominated
2012 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated [24]
Producer of the Year Nominated
Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Praise and Worship CD of the Year Nominated
2014 Group / Duo of the Year Jesus at the Center: Live Nominated [25]

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