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Chris Greenwood (born July 19, 1979) better known by his stage name Manafest, is a Canadian Christian rapper and rock artist from Pickering, Ontario.
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After a skateboarding accident in 1998, Manafest took time to focus on his musical career and was noticed by Trevor McNevan of the Ontario-based rock band Thousand Foot Krutch. This led to his signing with an internationally distributed label, BEC Recordings under the Uprok Records label, and his debut release My Own Thing. The album was made primarily of hip hop music with several rap rock outings in the vein of Limp Bizkit, P.O.D. and Linkin Park. Manafest's third album, Glory, used a more purely hip hop style. On June 24, 2008 Manafest released his fourth official album, Citizens Activ, which went on to become his most successful album to date. The single "Avalanche" from his album, The Chase, debuted at No. 46 on the Billboard Christian Songs on May 29, 2010 being his highest and only charting song. The Moment released August 5, 2014. The Moment deviated from his hard rock sound and featured a more electronic and hip-hop style.
- Studio albums
Awards and recognition
- GMA Canada Covenant Awards
- 2002 Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year: "Freedom"
- 2005 Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year: Epiphany
- 2005 Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Let It Go" (with Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Aubrey Noronha and Gerard Thomas)
- 2006 nominee, Video of the Year: "Rodeo"
- 2007 Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Glory
- 2007 Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Bounce"
- 2008 nominee, Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Citizens Activ
- 2008 nominee, Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Good Day" (with Adam Messinger)
- 2009 Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "4-3-2-1" (with Adam Messinger)
- 2010 Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: The Chase
- 2011 Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Live In Concert
- 2011 Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: "Avalanche"
- GMA Dove Awards
- 2007 nominee, Rap/Hip-Hip Recorded Song of the Year: "Skills"
- 2007 nominee, Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Album of the Year: Glory
- 2009 nominee, Rap/Hip-Hip Recorded Song of the Year: "So Beautiful"
- 2009 nominee, Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Album of the Year: Citizens Activ
- Juno Awards