|Birth name||Kari Brooke Jobe|
April 6, 1981 |
Waco, Texas, United States
|Genres||Contemporary Christian, contemporary worship|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, associate worship pastor|
|Labels||Sparrow, EMI CMG|
|Associated acts||Gateway Worship, Klaus Kuehn, Desperation Band|
Kari Brooke Jobe (born April 6, 1981) is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Since her first album in 2009, she has received one Grammy Award nomination and three Dove Award nominations, two of which she won. Jobe is also a worship pastor at Gateway Church.
Kari Jobe was born in Waco, Texas to parents Mark Douglas and Caroline "Sandy" (née Bragg) Jobe and was raised in Watauga, Texas and Hurst, Texas. She has two siblings, Kristen and Caleb. Jobe first began singing at the age of three, and became a Christian at the age of five. As she grew older, she attended Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations Institute and Dallas Baptist University and obtained her degree in pastoral studies and psychology. In 2004, Kari Jobe came into the Christian music spotlight with her performance of "Revelation Song" while at Christ for the Nations Institute.
After graduation, Jobe was asked to work as an associate worship pastor for Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, Jobe’s church of six years, which she accepted. She works alongside her father, Mark, in the church and has traveled internationally on mission trips to lead worship. Jobe is also a member of Gateway Worship, a Christian worship band associated with Gateway Church. Their live album, Wake Up the World, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart in 2008.
2009–2011: Kari Jobe
Jobe released her self-titled, debut album on February 10, 2009. The album shot to No. 67 on the Billboard 200 list, and No. 1 on iTunes' Christian music chart. and No. 3 on Billboard's Christian music chart. A Spanish-language version of the album was released under the name Le Canto. Prior to releasing Kari Jobe, Jobe has released a compilation album titled Kari Jobe, a live concert album titled Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship and a Christmas album titled Bethlehem.
From her self-titled album, "I'm Singing" debuted at No. 13 on Billboard's Christian singles chart. Jobe's second single, "Healer" was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 33 on Billboard's Soft A/C chart. She released the single "Adore Him" in 2009, the song appearing as part of Integrity Music's compilation album Worship and Adore: A Christmas Offering.
In 2011, Jobe signed with EMI CMG Sparrow Records.
2012–present: Where I Find You and Majestic
Jobe released her second recording project, "Where I Find You" on January 24, 2012. The album debuted at No. 75 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album also debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Jobe later released her first EP, The Acoustic Sessions (Live), later that year.
In May 2013, Jobe competed in season two of GSN's The American Bible Challenge, along with Sheila Walsh and author Lisa Harper. Their charity was A21 Campaign, an anti-trafficking organization that aims to abolish slavery.
Jobe announced the recording of a live worship album that was recorded on November 20 and 21, 2013 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas and was titled Majestic. It was released on March 25, 2014, and was preceded by its first single, "Forever", on February 18.
- 2004: Throneroom Worship: Live Acoustic Worship
- 2007: Bethlehem
- 2009: Kari Jobe
- 2009: Le Canto
- 2010: Prepare the Way – A Night of Worship With Klaus and Kari Jobe (Klaus Kuehn)
- 2012: Where I Find You
- 2012: Donde Te Encuentro
- 2014: Majestic
- 2012: The Acoustic Sessions (Live)
- 2008: "I'm Singing"
- 2009: "Adore Him"
- 2010: "You Are for Me"
- 2010: "Healer"
- 2012: "We Are"
- 2012: "What Love Is This"
- 2012: "Steady My Heart"
- 2014: "Forever"
- 2015: "I Am Not Alone"
Compilation with Gateway
- 2005: Kari Jobe
Appearances on other albums
- 2005: "You are still holy", "At the Foot of the Cross", The More I Seek You", and "Alabaster Jar" with Klaus on "Healing Waters"
- 2009: "Revelation Song" (Spanish version) with Danilo Montero on Devoción
- 2010: "Whom Shall I Fear" with Lincoln Brewster on Real Life
- 2011: "You are For Me" with C3 Church Global
- 2011: "Yahweh" and "Amazed (Obsession)" with Desperation Band on UPDATE:LIVE
- 2011: "Wondrous Love" with Aaron Shust on This Is What We Believe
- 2012: "Love Wins" with Jason Crabb on Love Is Stronger
- 2012: "My God" with Desperation Band on Center of It All
- 2013: "Crown Him (Majesty)" with Chris Tomlin on Burning Lights
- 2013: "Yours Forever" with Darlene Zschech and "Victors Crown" with Darlene Zschech and Israel Houghton on Revealing Jesus
- 2013: "Revelation Song" various artists on Passion: Let the Future Begin (Live)
- 2014: "Forever" with Bethel Music on "You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic"
- 2014: "The One That Really Matters" with Michael W. Smith on Sovereign
- 2014: "Broken" with Lecrae on Anomaly
Awards and nominations
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|2010||Dove Awards||Best New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Spanish Language Album of the Year (Le Canto)||Won|
|Special Events Album of the Year (Glory Revealed II: The Word of God in Worship) [Split win with Matt Maher])||Won|
|2013||Grammy Award||Best Contemporary Christian Album (Where I Find You)||Nominated|
In 2014, Jobe also took home a Dove Award for the Best Worship Album of the Year for her most recent album Majestic.
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