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Name: Amy Grant                                                                             
Birth name: Amy Lee Grant                                                                   
Born: 25 November 1960 Augusta, Georgia                                                     
Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter, 
best known for her Contemporary Christian Music and pop music, as well as a New             
York Times Bestselling author, TV personality, and occasional actress.                       
Grant made her debut in 1977 as a teenager, and scored her first number-one                 
Christian radio hit two years later. In 1982, she released her breakthrough                 
album, Age to Age, which became the first Contemporary Christian music album to             
be certified platinum.                                                                       
By 1985, her music began to reach a wider audience, when her album Unguarded                 
crossed over onto mainstream charts. This feat was reproduced in 1991 when her               
album Heart In Motion became a best-seller and the single "Baby Baby" became a               
number one pop hit.                                                                         
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Grant continued to record pop-oriented                 
albums and did not make another full gospel album until 2002, with the record               
Legacy...Hymns and Faith. In 2006, Grant hosted her own reality television show             
on NBC, called Three Wishes.                                                                 
As of 2007, Grant remains the best-selling Contemporary Christian music singer,             
having sold over 30 million units worldwide. Grant has won six Grammy Awards, 21             
Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album ever to             
go Platinum. Heart in Motion is her best selling album, which has exceeded                   
sales of 5 million.