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Amy Grant is an American singer-songwriter whose particularity apart from being a singer is that she is also nicknamed "The Queen of Christian Pop". She can also boast of having sold no less than 30 million records around the world to date and of having won no less than 6 Grammy Awards in the Gospel category, just that !


Singer who started her career quite early since she obtained her first contract with the Word Records label at the age of 16. Label which allows her to release a first eponymous album a year later in 1977. Album which will offer her a first notorious success in the Christian Charts category with the title "Old man's rubble" in 1978.


A first success that will call for other albums, with "My father's eyes" in 1979, "Never alone" in 1980 and "Age to age" in 1981. The latter producing her biggest success to date on the Singles side with the title "Sing your praise to the Lord" a year later in 1982.


It is from the year 1984 that she will begin to leave her very typical Christian register to slide gently towards classic pop. Starting with the album "Straight ahead", the first album to be classified in the so-called 'Classic' Charts. Album which will produce mainly the title "Angels".


A reorientation which was confirmed the following year in 1985 with the release of the album "Unguarded", an album which would allow her to be recognized as a full-fledged pop singer and above all to obtain 2 very high-calibre successes on the side Singles with "Wise up" on the one hand but also, and above all, with "Find a way" on the other hand.


A rise in power on the classic pop side which is confirmed with the release of the album "Lead on me" in 1988, an album which will mainly produce the single of the same name.


The 80s will have seen her reveal herself in an impressive way, but it is the 90s that will definitively consecrate her with the huge album "Heart in motion" in 1991, an album that will make a real worldwide hit and offer her her most great success on the Singles side with the titles "That's what love is for", "Every heartbeat" and especially "Baby baby", a single which will remain as the highest ranked of all his discography.


The album "House of love" which will be released 3 years later in 1994 will not be able to match the performance of its predecessor despite very honorable sales scores. Just like the albums that will be released later and there will be a few…


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Old man’s rubble 1978

  • What a difference you’ve made 1978

  • Beautiful music 1978

  • Faith walkin’ people 1979

  • Father’s eyes 1979

  • Look what happened to me 1980

  • Singing a love song 1981

  • I’m gonna fly 1982

  • Sing your praise to the Lord 1982

  • El shaddai 1982

  • In a little while 1982

  • Ageless (Medley) 1983

  • Emmanuel 1984

  • Angels 1984

  • Thy word 1984

  • Jehovah 1984

  • Find a way 1985

  • Wise up 1985

  • Everywhere I go 1985

  • Sharayah 1986

  • The prodigal 1986

  • Stay for awhile 1986

  • The next time I fall 1986

  • Saved by love 1988

  • Lead me on 1988

  • 1974 1988

  • What about the love 1989

  • Say once more 1989

  • That’s what love is for 1991

  • Baby baby 1991

  • Every heartbeat 1991

  • Good for me 1991

  • I will remember you 1992

  • Lucky one 1994

  • House of love 1994

  • Big yellow taxi 1995

  • Helping hand 1995

  • The things we do for love 1996

  • Takes a little time 1997

  • Like I love you 1998

  • I will be your friend 1998

  • Shine all your light 1999

  • Simple things 2003

  • Carry you 2005

  • I need a silent night 2008

  • She colors my day 2009

  • Better than a hallelujah 2010

  • Don’t try so hard 2013

  • To be together 2016

  • Silver bells 2019

  • The Christmas waltz 2020


 

Clips :


1978... who would imagine in this year 1978 and with this first title that the young Amy will become in a few years one of the leading singers in the USA. Not many people, that's for sure...



1978...it is clear that her fame for the moment is limited exclusively to the Christian Charts. Charts that can only be found in the USA, a very 'local' specificity...



1978...three titles produced that year and the 3 will be classified. A notable performance which is necessarily a good omen for the rest of the events...



1979...the year 1979 will unroll in the same way as the previous year. The young singer now unrolls quietly and above all surely...



1979... in just 2 years she will have become one of the great female hopes of the moment and she does not necessarily intend to stop there, that's clear. It remains to be seen what the next decade has in store for her...



1980...a rather quiet start to the 80s with only one title on the clock that year. A production weakness that is not worrying anyway when you see what is looming on the horizon...



1981...the year 1981 will not be provided with more titles. In addition, the musical style used is nice but it is obvious that she is not likely to set fire to all the Dancefloor in these conditions...



1982...a year 1982 which starts again on musical bases already a little faster. A significant development that is necessarily going in the right direction...



1982...a good-natured style which works well in the Christian Charts but which necessarily limits its impact on the general public. A choice that she assumes for the moment perfectly...



1982...for the moment everything is in the same register. The singer takes a minimum of risks and is content to ensure the bare minimum union. A little more risk would not hurt, quite the contrary...



1983... what is certain is that it has the potential to do great things and rub shoulders with the cream of the moment. Let's give her a little more time...



1984...for the big takeoff, it won't be for this year 1984 either. But we're getting closer, we're getting closer...



1984...her biggest success to date. Admittedly, in the Christian Charts but here she reached the peak of her early career. She is now ready to take the next step. That of the big leagues...



1984...the year follows its course without major evolution for the moment. And there won't be until the end of the year. Still a little patience...



1984...a plethoric 1984 in terms of titles but which did not allow her to assert herself more than that. She is far from unworthy but we know she can do even better...



1985...what we've been waiting for for several years will finally happen. She will pass here the level on which she stumbled until then and will offer herself a first planetary class hit and enter in a shattering way into the big leagues, the real one. HU-GE !



1985...the year of take-off, the real thing ! Here she lands a second high-caliber hit and positions herself de facto as one of the big revelations on a planetary level...



1985...the 'little' hit of the year. It doesn't matter because the main thing is that she has broken through at the highest level. The dynamic is now well in place and that's the main thing...



1986...paradoxically, she will experience a slight air hole at the start of 1986 and fall back to a limited level of success on the Christian Charts. Copy to review as they say...



1986...decidedly, things are not really going well. Despite a title of certain quality, the level of success in the Charts continues to deteriorate inexorably. Attention danger...



1986...she will manage to save the furniture a little bit in this year 1986 with this title. The worst is therefore avoided as they say...



1986...then comes THIS title ! The association with Peter Cetera will work from the fire of God and literally explode the notoriety of the young singer. With the key to obtaining one of its biggest successes. MA-GIC !



1988...it will take her a year to recover from her emotions and we find the singer in this year 1988 in a form that we will qualify as certain. Enough in any case to continue the adventure as best it is...



1988... she now manages to sign at least one very high-calibre title each year. For the year 1988, it will be this one. In just a few years she will have literally become essential...



1988...as often with her, the high caliber titles are often followed by smaller titles synonymous with a fairly severe fall in the Charts...



1989...after a mid-1980s that will have seen her reach a level of notoriety that she would never have imagined, the end of the decade will be a little more complicated to manage than expected, unfortunately...



1989... even if the level of success is in free fall, she is only finding the one that was hers at the start of the decade. Nothing to worry about at this point...



1991...after a year in 1990 when not much happened, here she is again in 1991 in what we would call...exceptional form ! Starting with this title which sends her directly to the front of the race. And that's without counting on the huge title that comes behind...



1991... which will undoubtedly remain as the biggest success of her entire career. She delivers here a huge title that will go around the world at breakneck speed and smash everything in its path. With the key to a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !



1991...and she does it again in stride. She literally walks on water in this year 1991 and nothing, nor anyone, is able to challenge her supremacy. Bluffing !



1991...she will even push the luxury until landing a third big hit. A year 1991 exceptional in all respects which will undoubtedly remain as its best vintage !



1992 ... it is obvious that when you reach the top of the mountain you can only go down. This is what the singer will have to do in the years to come unfortunately...



1994... not much to eat in 1993 and back in this year 1994 in a form that we will qualify as relative. In any case, not enough to get back to the front of the race this time...



1994...even if she will never again know the level of success she knew in 1991, what she continues to produce is far from deserving, that's clear...



1995...one of his rare covers. She revisits here the title of Joni Mitchell dating from 1970 and even if the copy will not be able to match the original in terms of success in the Charts, it is far from being ridiculous, it is clear...



1995...it is clear that the best years are now behind. She will have to continue the adventure a little further back, but she certainly does not intend to admit defeat definitively...



1996...definitely, she is doing more and more in the luxury cover. This time she is attacking the title of the 10CC dating from 1976 but once again the copy will not be able to match the original...



1997...it's a title of her own that will allow her to come back a little bit in the race. We didn't believe it anymore but she shows here brilliantly that with her, nothing is ever over !



1998... the upturn will be short-lived. From this year 1998, her level of success will remain stable but limited. Hard law of the trade...



1998 ... it will occasionally happen to her to go beyond the Christian Charts to return to the so-called traditional Charts. But without ever reaching the levels of success achieved in the past anyway...



1999...a not very glorious end of the decade with only one title on the clock for this year 1999 and with the most limited success. It all gets complicated...



2003...the years 2000 and 2001 empty, the year 2002 without much relief, in short, all the indicators turn red. Fortunately, the inspiration seems to be back in this year 2003, enough in any case to allow her to win this 'little' hit...



2005...not much interesting will happen during 2004 and 2005 will see her at least staggering. Times are getting harder and harder...



2008...it's a 'special Christmas' song that will allow her to save the furniture a little bit. But what is certain is that we cannot speak of a return to favor, that's for sure...



2009...only the Christian Charts allow her to stay afloat. We are back at the same stage as when we started, the circle is now complete...



2010...it will therefore be necessary to be satisfied with the union minimum concerning her from now on with preformatted titles to fit specifically into the Christian Charts. It's a good feeling, but still...



2013...we will lose sight of her for almost 3 years and here she is back in this year 2013 in shock and especially charming duo mode. Association that will not benefit her more than that unfortunately...



2016... air holes and lean times are now on the increase. Not really a very good omen for the rest of the events, that's for sure...



2019...fortunately the 'special Christmas' carols are there to allow her to exist a little bit. On the other hand, there is no shame in doing them, far from it...



2020...just over 45 years after its debut, still here no matter what. And we surely imagine that we risk seeing her again next decade, that's for sure. To be continued...







 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Grant

Official Website :

https://www.amygrant.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/616

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/c/amygrantofficial/featured


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