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    Matthew James Redman (born 14 February 1974) [2] is an English Christian worship leader, singer-songwriter and author. Redman has released 16 albums, [3] written 8 books, [4] and helped start three church-plants. [5] He is best known for his two-time Grammy Award -winning single, "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) ".[6] Co-written with Jonas Myrin, the single reached No. 1 on the US

    Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2012. [7]

    Career

    Christian church leadership

    Redman was converted to Christianity at the age of 10 and attended the Anglican church of St Andrew's

    Chorleywood , in Hertfordshire. It was there he learned to play guitar, and at the age of 20, he began leading worship services and released his first album. [8] In 1993, Redman helped found Soul Survivor , a global Christian movement and yearly music festival aimed at youth alongside his pastor

    Mike Pilavachi .[9] From 1994 until 2002 Redman lead worship services for Soul Survivor Church in Watford, England .[10]

    In 2002, after a sabbatical in America to record Where Angels Fear to Tread , Redman moved to Brighton .[10] In 2004 he and his wife joined a new

    church plant , The Point, in West Sussex , [11] led by pastor Will Kemp. [12]

    In 2008, Redman, along with his wife Beth and their three children, moved to

    Atlanta, Georgia , to help plant Passion City Church with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin . In August 2010, they returned to the UK with their children. [13][14]

    Music

    Matt recorded his first album, Wake Up My Soul, at ICC studios in January and February 1994. The album had an impressive line-up of Christian musicians including Iona's Mike Haughton, percussionist Martin Neil, Split Level's Adrian Thompson, Helen Burgess and Les Moir on bass, and was produced by Martin Smith .[8]

    In 2005, Redman co-wrote with his wife Beth, the 2005 Dove Award -winning "Blessed Be Your Name" (Worship Song of the Year)[15] and the Grammy Award -nominated

    "Our God ."[16] Since then, Matt and Beth have co-created some of Redman's most successful songs including, "You Never Let Go", "Face Down" and "Let My Words Be Few". [17]

    Redman performing in May 2018

    In February 2011, Redman joined Chris Tomlin , Louie Giglio , and Nathan and

    Christy Nockels at LIFT – A Worship Leader Collective where his 2011 live album, 10,000 Reasons , was recorded. [18] On 28 July 2012, "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)", the title track of Redman's new album, topped the Billboard Christian Songs chart, where it stayed for 13 weeks. It was his first No. 1 hit on American Contemporary Christian radio. [19][20] The single went on to win two Grammy Awards, for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance[16] and was certified Gold by RIAA in 2018. [21] Matt has also won thirteen Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. [15]

    The album's success came immediately after Matt Redman and

    LZ7 , a Manchester -based Christian rap and urban music group, released the song "Twenty Seven Million" on 27 February 2012, to raise awareness for the anti- human trafficking movement. The record, charted on the UK Singles Chart reaching No. 12. Redman toured internationally with the band, to raise awareness for the cause through worship. [22]

    Redman's songs have been covered by a number of contemporary Christian music (CCM) artists including Matt Maher , Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp , Rebecca St. James, Chris Tomlin , David Crowder Band , Tree63 ,

    Kutless , Stellar Kart , and Hillsong United .[23] He has regularly collaborates with other Christian musicians including Chris Tomlin and

    Tim Hughes .[23]

    In 2019, Redman announced he had signed with Integrity Music, with new music coming in late 2019, and a new album in 2020. [24]

    Writing

    He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including

    The Unquenchable Worshipper and the book Facedown which accompanied the album of the same name. [25] He and his wife co-wrote the book titled "Blessed Be Your Name" with the hopes to bring others to trust God and his goodness, no matter the circumstance. [26]

    Personal life

    Redman was born and raised in Watford, England. The family had moved to a small commuter town named Chorleywood when he was around the age of two.[27] His father died when he was just seven years old, and he and his brother were raised predominantly by his mother. [9] His mother later remarried into an abusive relationship that took a great toll on the family. [27] At the age of 10, he converted to Christianity after attending a mission service by Luis Palau at London's QPR football stadium and was encouraged by Mike Pilavachi, an Anglican Church youth leader to lead worship in his teens.[28]

    He married Beth Redman, who is also a songwriter and author. The couple have five children and reside in California. [14]

    Discography

    Albums

    Studio albums

    Year Title

    Peak ch

    UK

    [29]

    US

    [30]

    U

    Chri

    [31

    1993 Wake Up My Soul — — —

    1995 Passion for Your Name — — —

    1997 The Friendship and the Fear — — —

    1998 Intimacy — — —

    1999

    The Heart of Worship

    (US release of

    Intimacy )

    — — —

    2000 The Father's Song — — —

    2002 Where Angels Fear to Tread — — 38

    2006

    Beautiful News

    Label:

    sixstepsrecords

    — 156 8

    2009

    We Shall Not Be Shaken

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    — 136 13

    2011

    10,000 Reasons

    Label: Sparrow Records

    149

    [32] 60 1

    2015

    Unbroken Praise: At Abbey Road Studios

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    58 50 1

    2016

    These Christmas Lights

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    — — 15

    2017

    Glory Song

    Label: Sparrow/sixstepsrecords

    — 112 2

    2020

    Let There Be Wonder (Acoustic)

    Label: Integrity Music

    — - -

    Live albums

    Year Title

    Peak chart position

    UK

    [29]

    US

    [30]

    US

    Chris

    [31]

    2004

    Facedown

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    — — 19

    2005

    Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    — — 41

    2013

    Your Grace Finds Me

    Label: sixstepsrecords

    68 28 1

    2020

    Let There Be Wonder[34]

    Label: Integrity Music [35]

    Released: January 31, 2020

    — —

    [A] 10

    Compilation albums

    Year Title

    Peak chart position

    UK US

    [30]

    US

    Christian

    [31]

    2010

    Ultimate Collection

    Label: Sparrow

    — — —

    2012

    Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection

    Label: Sparrow

    — — 23

    Video albums and DVDs

    2004: Facedown (DVD)

    Singles

    Year Song

    Peak

    US

    Bub.

    [37]

    C

    [

    2003 "Blessed Be Your Name" —

    2006 "You Never Let Go" —

    2011

    "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) " 3

    "Never Once"[41] —

    2012 "Twenty Seven Million"

    (with LZ7 ) —

    2013 "Your Grace Finds Me" —

    2014 "Mercy" —

    2015 "It Is Well With My Soul" —

    "Unbroken Praise" —

    2016

    "His Name Shall Be" —

    "Help from Heaven"

    (with Natasha Bedingfield)

    2017

    "Gracefully Broken"

    (with Tasha Cobbs Leonard)

    2019

    "One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)"[ citation needed] —

    "The Same Jesus" [34] —

    2020 "We Praise You"

    (with Brandon Lake) —

    2020 "Upon Him" —

    Appearances

    Collaborations on Passion event albums

    2000: "Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?" on The Road to OneDay

    2003: "O Come Let Us Adore Him" / "Come Let Us Return to the Lord" and "Blessed Be Your Name" on

    Sacred Revolution: Songs From OneDay 03

    2004: "Father Let Me Dedicate" / "Here Is Love" on Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

    2006: "You Never Let Go" on

    Everything Glorious

    2008: "God of Our Yesterdays" / "Shine" / "Dancing Generation" on

    God of This City

    2010: "You Alone Can Rescue" on

    Passion: Awakening

    2011: "Set Free" (jointly with Chris Tomlin) on Passion: Here for You

    2012: "Lay Me Down" (jointly with Chris Tomlin) / "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) " on Passion: White Flag

    2013: "Jesus, Only Jesus" / "Shout" (jointly with Chris Tomlin) on

    Passion: Let the Future Begin[44][45]

    2014: "Mercy" / "Worthy" on Passion: Take It All

    Appearances on Passion Live and Passion compilation albums

    2000: OneDay: Live

    2005: How Great Is Our God

    2006: The Best of Passion (So Far)

    2007: Live from Passion 07 Pt. 2

    Awards

    Grammy Award wins

    2013 : Best Contemporary Christian Music Song – "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) "

    2013: Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance – "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)"

    Dove Award wins [15]

    2005: Worship Song of the Year: "Blessed Be Your Name"

    2006: Praise and Worship Album of the Year: Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1

    2007: Children's Music Album of the Year: VeggieTales Worship Songs

    2007: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: Everything Glorious

    2009: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: God of This City

    2011: Worship Song of the Year – TIE: "Our God"

    2011: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: Awakening

    2013: Song of the Year: "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" [46]

    2013: Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year: "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" [46]

    2013: Songwriter of the Year[46]

    Church of England

    2016: Cranmer Award for Worship , "for his contribution to the worship life of the Church" [47]

    Published books

    The Unquenchable Worshipper (2001)

    Where Angels Fear to Tread (2002)

    The Heart of Worship Files (2003)

    Facedown (2004)

    Inside Out Worship (2005)

    Blessed Be Your Name (with Beth Redman) (2005)

    Mirror Ball (2011)

    10,000 Reasons: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Thankfulness Inspired by the Worship Anthem (with Craig Borlase) (2017)

    Notes

    1. ^ Let There Be Wonder did not enter the Billboard 200 , but peaked at No. 49 on the Top Album Sales chart. [36]

    2. ^ "Blessed Be Your Name" did not enter the Hot Christian Songs chart, but peaked at No. 15 on the

    Christian Digital Song Sales chart. [40]

    3. ^ "Never Once" did not enter the

    Christian Airplay chart, but peaked at No. 16 on the Christian Soft AC chart. [42]

    4. ^ "Unbroken Praise" did not enter the Christian Airplay chart, but peaked at No. 1 on the Christian Soft AC chart. [43]

    References

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    "Songwriter/Composer: Redman Matthew James" . Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Retrieved 5 May 2015. [permanent dead link ]

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    mattredman.com . Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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    eden.co.uk . Retrieved 28 May 2019.

    6. ^ "Matt Redman" . National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

    7. ^ "Matt Redman Chart History" .

    Billboard . Retrieved 28 May 2019.

    8. ^ a b "Matt Redman: The British worship leader barely out of his teens - Matt Redman" .

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    9. ^ a b "Matt Redman | WeAreWorship UK" . We Are Worship. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

    10. ^ a b "Redman Leaves Soul Survivor: Worship leader Matt Redman to leave Soul Survivor church in Watford" .

    crossrhythms.co.uk . Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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    13. ^ "Farewell To UK Friends – passioncitychurch blog" . Passioncitychurch.com. 22 July 2010. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.

    14. ^ a b c 2008 Design/development by Visual Inventor Ltd. Co. http://www.VisualInventor.com . "Matt Redman" . Mattredman.sparrowrecords.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.

    15. ^ a b c "42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards on gmc" . Doveawards.com. Archived from

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    28 October 2019.

    27. ^ a b "Matt Redman: how it all began | WeAreWorship" . We Are Worship. Retrieved 28 October 2019.

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    34. ^ a b c "JFH News: Matt Redman Debuts Long-Awaited Single 'The Same Jesus' " .

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    36. ^ "Matt Redman Billboard Chart History: Top Album Sales" . Retrieved 11 February 2020.

    37. ^ "Matt Redman - Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100)" .

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    42. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard" . Retrieved 17 July 2019.

    43. ^ "Christian Soft AC: March 12, 2016" . Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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    45. ^ "New Live Passion Album To Be Titled 'Let The Future Begin' " . Retrieved 30 January 2013.

    46. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

    47. ^ "The Archbishop of Canterbury's Awards: Lambeth Palace" (PDF).

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    External links

    Official website

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