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UnCategorized Hardly had Grant established herself as the "Queen of Christian Pop" when she changed directions to widen her fan base. Her goal was to be.e the first Christian singer-songwriter who was also successful as a contemporary pop singer.Unguarded (1985) surprised some fans for its very mainstream sound. "Find a Way", from Unguarded, became the first Christian song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 list, also reaching #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Amy Grant scored her first Billboard Number One hit in 1986 with "The Next Time I Fall", a duet with former Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera. That year, she also recorded a duet with singer Randy Stonehill for his Love Beyond Reason album, entitled "I Could Never Say Goodbye", and recorded The Animals’ Christmas with Art Garfunkel.Lead Me On (1988) contained many songs that were about Christianity and love relationships, but some interpreted it as not being an obviously "Christian" record. Years later, Lead Me On would be chosen as the greatest Contemporary Christian album of all time by CCM Magazine. The mainstream song "Saved by Love" was a minor hit, receiving airplay on radio stations featuring the newly emerging Adult Contemporary format. The album’s title song received some pop radio airplay and crossed over to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "1974 (We Were Young)" and "Saved By Love" also charted as Adult Contemporary songs. In 1989 she appeared in a Target ad campaign, performing songs off the album. When Heart in Motion was released in 1991, many fans were surprised that the album was so clearly one of contemporary pop music. Grant’s desire to widen her audience was frowned upon by the confines of the popular definitions of ministry at the time.The track "Baby Baby" (written for Grant’s newborn daughter, Millie, whose "six-week-old face was my inspiration,") became a pop hit, and Grant was established as a name in the mainstream music world. "Baby Baby" received Grammy nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Record and Song of the. Four other hits from the album made the Pop top 20: "Every Heartbeat" (#2), "That’s What Love Is For" (#7), "Good For Me" (#8), and "I Will Remember You" (#20).On the Adult Contemporary chart, all five songs were top 10 hits, with two of the five ("Baby Baby" and "That’s What Love Is For") reaching #1. Many Christian fans remained loyal, putting the album atop Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Chart for 32 weeks. Heart in Motion is Grant’s best-selling album, having sold over 5 million copies according to the RIAA. Grant followed the album with her second Christmas album, Home For Christmas in 1992, which included the song "Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)", written by Chris Eaton and Grant, and would later be covered by many artists, including Donna Summer, Jessica Simpson (who acknowledged Grant as one of her favorite artists), Vince Gill, Sara Groves, Point of Grace, and Broadway star Barbara Cook. House of Love in 1994 continued in the same vein, boasting catchy pop songs mingled with spiritual lyrics. The album was a multi-platinum success and produced the pop hit "Lucky One" (#18 pop and #2 AC; #1 on Radio & Records) as well as the title track (a duet with country music star and future husband Vince Gill) (#37 pop) and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s frequently covered "Big Yellow Taxi" (#67 pop) .Grant participated in Lifetime’s 1st Annual "Girls & Guitars" benefit, singing numerous songs, including a duet with Melissa Etheridge on "You Can Sleep While I Drive". About the Author: 相关的主题文章: