Isreal Houghton

Israel Houghton is recognized as a pioneer in gospel music, fusing elements of pop, rock, and R&B into his style. His 2002 album, “The Power of One”, was the first gospel album to incorporate all of these genres, and the album earned him five Grammy nominations. Houghton’s music has been noted for its energy and creativity, making him a popular artist in the gospel music world. Throughout his career, Houghton has also worked as a producer, songwriter, and arranger for other gospel artists. He has produced music for artists like Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, and Donnie McClurkin, as well as collaborating with artists from other genres such as Michael W. Smith, Michael McDonald, and Kirk Franklin. Houghton has also been involved in several charitable projects. He founded “The Israel and New Breed Foundation”, which provides support for families affected by Hurricane Katrina. He has also worked with organizations such as Feed the Children and the International House of Prayer. Throughout his career, Houghton has been credited with helping to revolutionize gospel music, and his influence is felt throughout the genre. He has won numerous awards, including seven Grammy awards, and has been honored with the NAACP Image award and Stellar award. His music continues to inspire and uplift listeners around the world.