Rebecca St. James
may be available for your next special event!
One of the qualities that makes Rebecca St. James unique is the
perspective she brings to her work. Rebecca speaks to her own
generation. With a wisdom beyond her years and a keen sense of
understanding of the issues that young adults face today, Rebecca St.
James is committed to encouraging and challenging her generation to
live a life focused on God.
such a life hands-on is the heart of Rebecca St. James. Her
message is bold. Her message is simple. "Live radically for God.
Read the Bible. Pray. Stand up for what you believe in and make a
difference in your world." These words have clearly caught on for
thousands of teens and young people, as evidenced through numerous
sell-out concert dates and escalating record sales around the world.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Rebecca got her first taste
of Christian music early on from her dad, who was a Christian concert
promoter. She performed by invitation with
Carman on his Australian tour
when she was only 13. After her family moved to the U.S., she began
recording at age 16 with ForeFront Records. Her first album, a
self-titled pop release, earned Rebecca a Gospel Music Association's
Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Her second album, simply titled "God,"
thrust Rebecca full-force to the top of Christian alternative-pop
(having currently sold more than 350,000 copies), earned her a Grammy
Award nomination, two consecutive Dove Award nominations for Female
Vocalist of the Year, and a string of radio and video hits. Readers of
Campus Life, CCM, and Release magazines named her Favorite Female
Recording Artist in their respective polls.
In 1997, Rebecca released "Christmas"
and her second best-selling devotional book, "You're
The Voice: 40 More Days With God," a follow-up to the
Days With God."
Today, Rebecca St. James stays true to the
elements of her inspiration. The oldest of seven children, she continues
to lean on her family for support, taking them along with her on close
to 200 concert dates per year, where her father acts as manager and her
five brothers respectively manage the stage, lights, back-up vocals,
merchandising, and Compassion International charity booth. This love and
reliance on family ties is not lost in Rebecca's message to audiences.
"We've all got to work on our family relationships, especially
parents to teens and teens to parents," she says. "If young
people really work at finding love and acceptance in the home and in
their relationship with God, then they won't be looking elsewhere."
Another strong stance and ongoing admonition Rebecca
gives from the stage deals with her own commitment to remain a virgin
until marriage. "A lot of teens thank me for talking about this
issue because they felt like they were alone in their decision to remain
pure. And those who may have already made a mistake have to know that
they can be made new again through God's grace. People have told me this
message really gives hope."
Awards include --
- Most Influential Woman in Christian Music Crosswalk
- Most Performed AC Top 40 Hit, "Yes, I Believe In God"
- Most Performed CHR Top 40 Hit, "Don't Worry" BMI
- Favorite Female Artist Campus Life Readers Award
- GRAMMY Best Rock Gospel Album 1999, "Pray"
Hit songs include --
- I Thank You
- God of Wonders
- Let My Words Be Few
- The Power of Your Love
- Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Other notable songs include --
- All Around Me
- Come Quickly Lord
- ABBA (Father)
- Your Love Broke Through
- Jesus Loves the Little Children
- Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Rebecca St. James may be available for your next special event!
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Born: July 26, 1977
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