Israel Houghton is a well-known American singer who has the estimated net worth of million dollars. Apart from being a brilliant singer he is a good songwriter and producer as well.
Biography & wiki
He was born on May 19, 1971, in Oceanside, California, United States. He is extremely good in Christian music and different genre including rock, jazz, gospel and reggae styles. His performance is very well and gains the lot of popularity through it. He has given a new direction to the spiritual singing. He loves to travel.
Israel married to a famous American singer ‘Meleasa Houghton’ in 1994. They together made a great combination of two music lovers and also make well reorganization in music industry. They together have three children named Mariah, Israel and Milan. Unfortunately, they got separated in 2016 after completing twenty-one years of the successful marriage. Again in 2016 Israel married his girlfriend named ‘Adrienne Bailon’. She works as a show host.
He began his career as a singer by joining worship ministry in 1989. His performance was the classic from the starting days of his career. In 1995, he established new breed ministries with his wife Meleasa. Later he also joined another best musicians and singers to his board. During 1997 he released his very first studio album named ‘Whisper it loud and way of the world’ which got huge popularity. It proves as a milestone for Houghton’s career, and he becomes famous due to his superb performance. He also released another 13 albums till the year 1997.
In 2001, he introduced an album named ‘Bigger then my imagination’ by Michael Gungor. It becomes popular in a very short time. During 2003 his album was hold the position as ‘One of the year’s best worship albums’ announced by Christianity today review. Another classic album was released by him was ‘Live from another level’ in 2004. It also awarded with US gold certification. His other albums include ‘The gift: A Christmas presentation in 2006, Free to Worship and Moving forward in 2007, Hope for today worship in 2008, Free chapel live in 2009 and Echo: Forward conference in 2011.
Awards & achievements
1. Israel was awarded with GMA Dove award seven times which includes
• In 2005 his album ‘Live from Another Level–Israel & New Breed’ awarded as ‘Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year’ and during the same year his another song named ‘Again I Say Rejoice’ as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year’
• In 2006, he again achieved another award for his song ‘Not Forgotten’ as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year’
• Again in 2007, his album named ‘It’s Not Over’ was awarded as ‘Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year’ and the song released by him named ‘Turn it around’ as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year’
• During 2008 his song ‘Say so’ achieved the award as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year’ and the album ‘A deeper level’ was awarded as ‘Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year’
• In 2010, again his song ‘The power of one’ won the GMA Dove award as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year’ and another song ‘Just wanna say’ won ‘Urban song of the year’
• In 2011, his album ‘Love God, Love people’ awarded as a ‘Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year’
• His another song ‘Your Presence Is Heaven’ won the award as a ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Song’ in 2013
2. The popular singer is a winner of the ‘Grammy award’ for seven times. It includes
• In 2007, his album ‘Alive in South Africa’ won the Grammy award as a ‘Best traditional gospel album’
• In 2008, the album released by Israel named ‘A deeper level-Israel and new breed’ won the Grammy award as a ‘Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album’
• During 2010 Israel’s albums ‘A Deeper Level–Israel and New Breed’ and ‘The power of one’ won the award as ‘Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album’
• In 2011 again his album ‘Love god, Love people’ was awarded as a ‘Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album’
• In 2013 it was his song ‘Your Presence Is Heaven’ which won the award as a ‘Best Contemporary Christian music song’
• His album ‘Alive in Asia- Israel & New Breed’ won the award as a ‘Best Gospel Album’
3. During 2005 he won Stellar award for the album ‘Live from another level’ as a ‘Male vocalist of the year’ and ‘Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year’
Net worth of Israel Houghton
The net worth of Israel Houghton is about $8 million. He has made this fortune with his career as a Singer. Apart from this he also makes good money by working as a song writer and producer. He has earned most of the income from release of his various albums. Working as producer also contributes well in his net worth.
Israel is a superb singer and has gained fame in the world of music with his amazing performance through various albums. He played role as a miracle man in Christian music and gave it a special identity in the field of music. He is a wonderful person having great talent. The achievements which he won in the career period present his hard work and strong determination.