Jamie Grace

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Jamie Grace
Grace performing at the Road Show at the Honda Center in 2014
Grace performing at the Road Show at the Honda Center in 2014
Background information
Birth nameJamie Grace Harper[1]
Born (1991-11-25) November 25, 1991 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California,[1] U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2009–present
YouTube information
Years active2007–present
GenreMusic, vlogs
Subscribers383.00 thousand[2]
Total views126.24 million[2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers

Last updated: 06 Jul 2022

Jamie Grace Harper (born November 25, 1991)[3] is an American contemporary Christian musician, singer, rapper, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2010, TobyMac found her songs on YouTube and signed her to his label Gotee Records for two albums. She released the song "Hold Me" in 2011 which landed her a nomination at the 2012 Grammys and won the 2012 Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.


Grace was born Jamie Grace Harper and is the youngest daughter to Bishop James Harper and Pastor Mona Harper.[4] She grew up singing and playing instruments both at church and at home with her older sister Morgan.[citation needed] She was home-schooled with her sister.[5]

On July 16, 2006, she created a YouTube account and began posting videos of her songs online.[6]

Over the years her videos received recognition from Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stuart, David Mullen and eventually landing her a singing and acting gig with the television show iShine Knect, and subsequent tour. In 2010 she was discovered by TobyMac and signed to his record label Gotee Records later that year.[citation needed]

Grace's debut EP, Hold Me, was released by the label on February 22, 2011.[7] Jamie Grace released the title track to the album at the same time and it was one of the most added singles to Christian Hit Radio stations.[8] Her debut album, One Song at a Time, was released in stores September 20, 2011.[3] Her second EP, Christmas Together, was released November 29, 2011.[9]

Grace was featured as a main artist and speaker in the Revolve Tour by Women of Faith[10] alongside artists such as Britt Nicole, Group 1 Crew, and Hawk Nelson.[11]

On May 4, 2011, Jesus Freak Hideout announced that "Hold Me," her first single, had attained the No. 1 spot at CHR.[12]

Her second studio album, Ready to Fly, produced by Christopher Stevens and David Garcia, was released January 28, 2014. The first single was "Beautiful Day".[13] The second single available was "Fighter", an inspiring song about those who have struggled but don't give up.[14]

She was a part of the Winter Jam Tour 2015 West Coast.[15]

In August 2016, Jamie Grace and her sister, fellow artist Morgan Harper Nichols, announced her departure from Gotee Records.[16]

On November 25, 2016, Jamie Grace released "Party Like a Princess" to most major music streaming services, which was released as a promotional single for both her 25th birthday and her upcoming third studio album.[citation needed] In February 2017, Grace announced that the album would be delayed to allow Grace to address issues around her mother's health.[17][non-primary source needed] On April 21, Grace released the lead single, The Happy Song, from the new album.[18] On July 11, Grace, streaming live on YouTube, announced that the album would be titled '91, and would be released on September 1, 2017.[19] Ten days later, on July 21, Grace posted the second single, Daughter of a King, on YouTube[20] On September 1, 2017, the fourteen-track album was released. Shortly thereafter, she introduced a new project, '91 Anthems; a YouTube endeavor featuring 91 original songs and covers recorded inspired by stories submitted by fans.[21] Since then, she has released another single, "Wait it Out", and is working on new music as well.

Musical style[edit]

In a somewhat unusual style, Jamie Grace combines elements of hip hop, folk, and pop into one distinct sound.[22] She occasionally uses elements of guest vocalists, such as TobyMac in "Hold Me" and GabeReal from DiverseCity in "One Song at a Time"[6] on Hold Me.

Personal life[edit]

Grace graduated from Point University with a bachelor's degree in children's ministry.[23] She has Tourette syndrome and obsessive–compulsive disorder.[23]

In 2016, she was called up onto the stage at an Adele concert. She then sang a cover of "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" – originally sung by Elvis – and Adele said that she had a great voice.[24]

On January 25, 2018, Grace announced that she had become engaged to Aaron Collins.[25] The couple were married on April 14, 2018.[26] They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Isabella Brave Harper Collins on June 7, 2019.[27]



Title Details Peak chart


One Song at a Time 84 4
Ready to Fly
  • Release date: January 28, 2014
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
32 3
  • Release date: September 1, 2017
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, music download
29 35


Title Details Peak chart


Hold Me
  • Release date: February 22, 2011
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
27 18
Christmas Together
(with Morgan Harper Nichols)
  • Release date: November 29, 2011
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
  • Release date: October 9, 2020
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album



US Heat.
2011 "Hold Me"
(featuring tobyMac)
7 3 17 One Song at a Time
"You Lead" 9
"Christmas Together" 22 Christmas Together (EP)
2012 "Come to Me"
(featuring Joanne Cash)
40 One Song at a Time
"Holding On" 35
2013 "Beautiful Day" 3 5 Ready to Fly
2014 "Do Life Big" 16 17
2016 "Party Like a Princess" '91
2017 "The Happy Song"
2018 "Wait It Out" non-album single
2019 "The Story (Noel)"
2020 "Dream Big"
"Marching On"
"90's Kids"

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Album appearances[edit]

Compilation contributions[edit]

  • 2013: Colossal Coaster World (Lifeway's VBS); "Colossal Coaster World", "Change My Heart", and "I Will Trust in You".
  • 2012: It Happened One Night: Celebrating Christmas and Freedom Around the World; "Away in a Manger"
  • 2010: All Starz 2010; "Heads Up"

As Harper Still[edit]

  • 2020: Show Love EP


Title Year Role
Grace Unplugged[37] 2013 Rachel
Rumors of Wars[38] 2014
Next Level 2019 Coach

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2012 Grammy Awards Best Contemporary Christian Music Song "Hold Me" (featuring tobyMac) Nominated
Dove Awards Song of the Year "Hold Me" (featuring tobyMac) Nominated
New Artist of the Year Won
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year "Hold Me" (featuring tobyMac) Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year "One Song at a Time" Nominated


  1. ^ a b California Birth Index. "Jamie Grace Harper Born 11/25/1991 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "About Jamie Grace". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b "Jamie Grace Discography, Jamie Grace Artist Database, Jamie Grace-Harper". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "Jamie Grace: The teenage singer who's overcoming Tourette's Syndrome - Jamie Grace". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  5. ^ "Teens' creativity starts at home". ajc.com. December 10, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Info". Jamiegrace.com. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com: Jamie Grace, "Hold Me EP" Review jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Jamie Grace's Hold Me e.p. Releases Digitally, February 22". CM Spin. Archived from the original on March 7, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Jamie Grace - Christmas Together e.p., retrieved March 28, 2022
  10. ^ Jamie-Grace Harper << The Revolve Tour revolvetour.com. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  11. ^ Recently Played – 98.5 KTIS ktis.fm. Retrieved March 5, 2011
  12. ^ Jesusfreakhideout.com Music News, May 2011: Jamie Grace's Debut Single "Hold Me" Hits No. 1 jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
  13. ^ "Jamie Grace Reveals Upcoming Album 'Ready To Fly', Release Date, Features and More : BC News". breathecast. November 6, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  14. ^ "Album review: ‘Ready To Fly’ by Jamie Grace" Archived February 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. The Underground. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  15. ^ "Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular - West Coast". Platform Tickets. August 24, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  16. ^ "Jamie Grace No Longer with Gotee Records – Announces New Music!". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  17. ^ Jamie Grace. "I don't know". Twitter Post. Twitter. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Jamie Grace. "Jamie Grace – The Happy Song". Retrieved July 25, 2017 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ Jamie Grace. "Pre-Order '91: MY NEW ALBUM!! – available 9.1.17". Jamie Grace. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  20. ^ Jamie Grace. "Jamie Grace – Jamie Grace – Daughter of The King ft. Morgan Harper Nichols". Retrieved July 25, 2017 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ "Miller". '91 Anthems – by Jamie Grace. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "Ready to Fly: 5 Questions with Jamie Grace". Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  23. ^ a b Moring, Mark (November 21, 2012). "Jamie Grace is holding on". Christianity Today. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  24. ^ Sarachik, Justin (August 10, 2016). "Adele is Wowed by Jamie-Grace's Powerful Cover at Concert". Rapzilla.
  25. ^ Grace, Jamie (January 25, 2018). "I Said Yes". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  26. ^ Spain, Jamie. "Christian Singer with Tourette Syndrome, Jamie Grace, Marries Fiancé After 5-Month Courtship". People Music. Jamie Spain. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  27. ^ Juneau, Jen. "Christian Singer with Tourette Syndrome, Jamie Grace, Welcomes Daughter Isabella Brave Harper". People Music. Jen Juneau. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
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  29. ^ a b "Jamie Grace Chart History (Top Christian Albums)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  30. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Independent Albums)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  31. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  32. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  33. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  34. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Christian Airplay)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  35. ^ "Jamie Grace Chart History (Heatseekers Songs)". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  36. ^ "American certifications – Jamie Grace". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
  37. ^ "Grace Unplugged – Christian Movie/Film DVD | Find Christian Movies on CFDb: Largest list of Christian Films". Christianfilmdatabase.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  38. ^ "Rumors of Wars". Christian Movies All in One Place, Easy to Find! CFDb!. Retrieved June 6, 2015.

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