Jeremy Camp

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Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp Wonderland.jpg
Jeremy Camp performing in June 2006
Background information
Birth name Jeremy Thomas Camp
Born (1978-01-12) January 12, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Genres Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, author
Years active 2000–present
Labels BEC, Capitol Christian
Website www.jeremycamp.com

Jeremy Thomas Camp (born January 12, 1978) is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold, and two live albums. His original music is a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs with rock influence. Camp has won five GMA Dove Awards, has been nominated for three American Music Awards, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 2010 for his album Speaking Louder Than Before.

Early life[edit]

Jeremy Camp was born in Lafayette, Indiana, United States.[1] His father Tom, the pastor at Harvest Chapel (associated with Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA), taught him how to play guitar.[2] After completing high school, Camp attended an Assemblies of God college in Southern California for two years and later earned an associate of theology degree from Calvary Chapel Bible College.[3] After one of the worship leaders heard him play in the kitchen of the school he urged Camp to become a part of the worship team. Soon he led worship and played all over Southern California.

Musical career[edit]

Camp has scored 32 No. 1 hits on Christian Radio across all formats (Contemporary Hit Radio, Hot AC, Rock, and Inspirational Charts). His album, Beyond Measure, contributed six back-to-back No. 1 hits, including the track "Let It Fade" which held the No 1. spot for 10 weeks on AC Radio.[4] Camp has spent 175 weeks total at No. 1 across various formats in his career to date.[5] His first single was "Understand". He has made ten music videos: "Understand", "Walk By Faith", "Take You Back", "Tonight", "Give You Glory", "Let It Fade", "I Am Willing" (a song that was not included on any of his albums), "Speaking Louder Than Before", "The Way", and "Reckless". He also has video devotionals for several songs on YouTube and GodTube. He has also released a DVD, In24, which chronicles a regular day on-tour, and often keeps his fans updated on his touring with Tour Blogs through his YouTube channel. Live Unplugged from Franklin, TN also includes a DVD of the concert, which was recorded for the live album. He also has scored a musical number, "This Man", and his video can be seen on YouTube. This video was made with clips from the film The Passion of the Christ.

2005[edit]

Camp scored Christian music top spots for "Take You Back" and "Lay Down My Pride". He also was voted the Best Male Artist in the 2005 Reader’s Choice Music Awards in the Christianity Today magazine.[6] Camp was also ASCAP 2005 Songwriter of the Year and won the Dove Award for the Male Vocalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. In 2005 he recorded the song "Open Up Your Eyes" for the compilation release Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a September 2005 album which contained original songs written by various Christian artists for the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Camp closed the year with both Stay and Carried Me: the Worship Project being RIAA-certified as Gold.[6] He also collaborated with Christian rapper KJ-52 on his album Behind the Musik (A Boy Named Jonah), singing the chorus on the song "Right Here."

2006[edit]

Camp earned the top honors at the Twenty-Eighth Annual ASCAP Music Awards, winning the Songwriter Of The Year award ("Take You Back" and "This Man"). "Take You Back" also earned him the Song Of The Year award. Camp won two 2006 CCM Reader's Choice Awards, for Favorite Artist and Favorite Male Artist. He took part in the Dove award for Special Event Album of the Year, which went to Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He released a special edition of his hit album, Restored. Four new songs were included on Restored: The Deluxe Gold Edition as well as a letter to his fans.

Camp went back into the studio to record Beyond Measure in the spring. The album was released on October 31, 2006. Camp is also credited as producer for his wife's album titled Don't Wait, which was released in September 2006.

2007: Beyond Measure[edit]

"Tonight", the first single from the album Beyond Measure, was released in mid-August, and eventually hit No. 1 on Christian contemporary hit radio. It was the 11th most played single on HR stations in 2007.[7] "Give Me Jesus," the third single off "Beyond Measure," made it into the top 5 on Inspirational radio. The fourth single, "Give You Glory," debuted on Jewish AJ radio at No. 16. His song "Let it Fade" was the seventh most played song on HR radio in 2007. That year he also released a two disc (CD and DVD) for his concert tour "Live Unplugged" recorded in Franklin, Tennessee[7]

2008-2009: Speaking Louder Than Before[edit]

His song "No Matter What" was the 4th most-played song on R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart for 2008.[8] He also came out with his new studio album Speaking Louder Than Before, containing the hit lead single There Will Be a Day. On November 17, 2009, Camp released another live album, entitled Jeremy Camp Live. This album featured songs from all albums to date. His Speaking Louder Than Before received his first Grammy nomination.

2010-present: We Cry Out & Reckless[edit]

Beyond Measure was certified as Gold by the RIAA. The new worship album, We Cry Out, was released on August 24, 2010.

Camp was also a judge for the 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[9]

On May 20, 2011, Camp released his first book I Still Believe. The book is about Camp's life, illuminating on his childhood, the loss of his first wife, and to where God has brought him now.[10]

On March 13, 2012, Camp released a greatest hits collection entitled I Still Believe: The Number Ones Collection. The album includes 15 number one songs, as well as a never before released song entitled "Wait".[citation needed]

Christmas: God With Us was released on September 25, 2012. The album was produced by Brown Bannister.[citation needed]

Reckless was released on February 12, 2013.[11] This is Camp's first studio album since 2008, when he released Speaking Louder Than Before. The first single released from the album was the title track "Reckless", and a video accompanied the single in February 2013.[12] "Reckless" was followed by his second single "My God", which reached number 5 on the Christian Songs Chart. He also released an acoustic video of "My God" to his VEVO Channel in 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp (born October 7, 1979), were married on October 21, 2000.[14] She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on February 5, 2001, when he was 23 and she was 21.[14] Some of his early songs reflect the emotional ordeal of her illness. "I Still Believe" was the first song he wrote after her death. "Walk By Faith" was written during their honeymoon.[15]

In December 2003, he married Adrienne Liesching, former frontwoman for The Benjamin Gate. They have two daughters and one son: Isabella 'Bella' Rose Camp (born September 25, 2004), Arianne 'Arie' Mae Camp (born April 5, 2006),[16] and Egan Thomas Camp (born August 17, 2011).[17] In 2009 the couple announced that they were expecting a child, but three months into her pregnancy Adrienne lost the baby.[18] Camp is also an ordained minister.[19]

He is not related to fellow Christian musician Steve Camp.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[21]
US
Rock

[22]
US
Christ

[23]
US
Heat

[24]
US
Catalog

[25]
US
Digital

[26]
2000 Burden Me
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Released independently
2002 Stay 10 13 2
2004 Carried Me: The Worship Project
  • Released: February 10, 2004
  • Label: BEC Recordings
102 2
Restored
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: BEC Recordings
45 17 1
2006 Beyond Measure
  • Released: October 31, 2006
  • Label: BEC Recordings
29 12 1
2008 Speaking Louder Than Before
  • Released: November 25, 2008
  • Label: BEC Recordings
38 11 1
2010 We Cry Out: The Worship Project
  • Released: August 24, 2010
  • Label: BEC Recordings
15 1 15
2012 Christmas: God With Us
  • Released: September 25, 2012
  • Label: BEC Recordings
119 27
2013 Reckless
  • Released: February 12, 2013
  • Label: BEC Recordings
31 10 1
"—" denotes the album did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Certifications
US
[21]
2005 Live Unplugged 111
  • US: 2x Platinum[27]
2009 Jeremy Camp Live
  • Released: November 17, 2009
  • Label: BEC Recordings

Other releases[edit]

Year Album Title US
[21]
Certifications
2004 Heart of the Artist
2007 Live Session EP
2012 I Still Believe: The Number Ones Collection
  • Heart of the Artist was a six-track bonus disc given out with the pre-order of Carried Me: The Worship Project.
  • Live Session EP is an iTunes-exclusive release.

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Album Title Notes
2002 "Understand" Festival Con Dios 2002, Vol. 2
2003 "Take My Life" X 2003
2003 "I Still Believe" WOW Hits 2004
2004 "Stay" X 2004
2004 "Walk By Faith" BEC Music
2004 "Here I Am to Worship" Empty Me, Vol. 1
2004 "Empty Me" Empty Me, Vol. 1
2004 "How Great Is Your Love" Maranatha Friends
2004 "Right Here" WOW Hits 2005
2005 "Lay Down My Pride" X 2005
2005 "I Wait For The Lord" X Worship 2006
2005 "Take You Back" WOW Hits 2006
2005 "Open Up Your Eyes" Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2006 "Breathe" X 2006
2006 "This Man" WOW Hits 2007
2007 "Tonight" X 2007
2007 "Empty Me" Worship Together: Favorites
2007 "It Is Well" Music Inspired By the Motion Picture Amazing Grace Performed with Adie
2007 "Right Here" Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia
2007 "What It Means" WOW Hits 2008
2008 "Give You Glory" WOW Hits 1
2008 "Let It Fade" WOW Hits 2009
2009 "There Will Be a Day" WOW Hits 2010
2010 "Healing Hand of God" WOW Hits 2011
2011 "Move In Me (Paul)" Music Inspired by The Story
2011 "Jesus Saves" WOW Hits 2012
2012 "Overcome" WOW Hits 2013

Singles[edit]

Year Title[29] Peak Album
US
Christ
[30]
2002 "Right Here" 9 Stay
"I Still Believe" 5
"Walk by Faith" 1
2004 "Beautiful One" Carried Me
"Empty Me"
"Take You Back" 1 Restored
2005 "Lay Down My Pride"
2006 "This Man" 1
"Understand" Live Unplugged
"Stay"
"My Desire"
"Let Everything That" Restored: Deluxe Gold Edition
2007 "Tonight" 4 Beyond Measure
"Give You Glory"
"Let It Fade" 1
2008 "We Remember"
"There Will Be a Day" 1 Speaking Louder Than Before
2009 "Speaking Louder Than Before" 16
"Healing Hand of God" 6
2010 "Jesus Saves" 2 We Cry Out: The Worship Project
2011 "The Way" 1
2012 "Overcome" 2
"Reckless" Reckless
2013 "My God" 5

Awards[edit]

GMA Dove Award wins[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Paul Colman Trio
GMA's New Artist of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Building 429
Preceded by
Michael W. Smith
GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
2004 - 2005
Succeeded by
Chris Tomlin
Preceded by
"Ammunition" from The Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot
GMA's Rock Recorded Song of the Year
"Stay" from Stay

2005
Succeeded by
"The Slam" from Welcome to Diverse City by tobyMac (featuring T-Bone)

GMA Dove Award wins and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2004 New Artist of the Year Won
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("I Still Believe") Nominated
2005 Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Rock Recorded Song of the Year ("Stay") Won
2006 Artist of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (Restored) Nominated
Rock Recorded Song of the Year ("Lay Down My Pride") Nominated
2007 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (Beyond Measure) Won
Long Form Music Video of the Year (Live Unplugged) Nominated
2008 Song of the Year ("Give You Glory") Nominated
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year ("Give Me Jesus") Nominated
2009 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2010 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (Speaking Louder Than Before) Nominated
2011 Praise & Worship Album of the Year (We Cry Out: The Worship Project) Nominated
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (We Cry Out: The Worship Project - Deluxe Edition) Nominated

Other Award Wins[edit]

Year Award Result
2005 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award Won
2006 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award Won
ASCAP Song of the Year ("Take You Back") Won
2007 American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Nominated
2008 First Family Ambassador Award Won
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award Won
2009 American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Nominated
2010 ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award Won
Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Nominated
2012 American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Nominated

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