Jeremy Camp performing in June 2006
|Birth name||Jeremy Thomas Camp|
|Born||January 12, 1978|
|Origin||Lafayette, Indiana, United States|
|Genres||Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, author|
Jeremy Thomas Camp (born January 12, 1978) is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs. His original music is a mixture of ballads and rock.
Jeremy Camp was born in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. His father Tom, the pastor at Harvest Chapel (associated with Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA), taught him how to play guitar. After completing high school, Camp attended an Assemblies of God in Southern California for two years and later earned an associate of theology degree from Calvary Chapel Bible College. 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.
Camp has scored fourteen No. 1 Christian music hits (six from his first album, Stay). 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 which 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. 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 movie The Passion of the Christ.
Jeremy 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. 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. 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."
Jeremy 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. Jeremy won two 2006 CCM Reader's Choice Awards, for Favorite Artist and Favorite Male Artist. Jeremy took part in winning 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.
Jeremy 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.
"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. "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
His song "No Matter What" was the 4th most-played song on R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart for 2008. 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, Jeremy Camp released another live album, entitled Jeremy Camp Live. This album featured songs from all albums to date. His Speaking Louder Than Before album was nominated for a Grammy, his first ever Grammy nomination.
Beyond Measure was certified as Gold by the RIAA. The new worship album, We Cry Out, was released on August 24.
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.
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".
In February 12, 2013 Camp is scheduled to release, Reckless.
Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp (born October 7, 1979), were married on October 21, 2000. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on February 5, 2001, when he was 23 and she was 21. 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.
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), and Egan Thomas Camp (born August 17, 2011). In 2009 Adrienne and Jeremy Camp had announced that they were expecting a child, but three months into her pregnancy Adrienne lost the baby. Camp is also an ordained minister.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|2004||Carried Me: The Worship Project
|2008||Speaking Louder Than Before
|2010||We Cry Out: The Worship Project
|2012||Christmas: God With Us
|"—" denotes the album did not chart.|
|2009||Jeremy Camp Live
|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.
|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||"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||"This Man"||WOW Hits 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|
|"I Still Believe"||5|
|"Walk by Faith"||1|
|2004||"Beautiful One"||—||Carried Me|
|"Take You Back"||1||Restored|
|2005||"Lay Down My Pride"||—|
|"Let Everything That"||—||Restored: Deluxe Gold Edition|
|"Give You Glory"||—|
|"Let It Fade"||1|
|"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|
GMA Dove Award wins
Paul Colman Trio
|GMA's New Artist of the Year
Michael W. Smith
|GMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
2004 - 2005
"Ammunition" from The Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot
|GMA's Rock Recorded Song of the Year
"Stay" from Stay
"The Slam" from Welcome to Diverse City by tobyMac (featuring T-Bone)
GMA Dove Award wins and nominations
|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|
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