WHO IS ISRAEL HOUGHTON?Last updated(November, 2019)
Israel Houghton is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader usually credited as Israel & New Breed.
Israel Houghton - Early Life
Israel Houghton Age: 49 yrs
Israel Houghton was born on May 19, 1971, in Carlsbad, Oceanside, California. His step-father is Henry Houghton and mother’s name is Margaret Houghton.
He also has his siblings including 3 younger half-siblings from mother's second marriage (two brothers and one sister) and 3 half-sisters from biological father's side.
Israel Houghton - Musical Career
In 1989, Houghton decided to devote full-time to Worship Ministry. In 1995, he formed ‘New Breed Ministry’ with his EX wife, Meleasa, and a group of musicians and singers. The main aim of founding this group was to overcome cultural and denominational barriers.
The group toured around the US to spread the powerful sound of the ‘Ministry’ to the churches. He began his recording career in 1997 with ‘Whisper it Loud.’ In 2001, the group, ‘Israel & New Breed,’ released their first album, ‘New Season,’ which was also their first album on ‘Sony.’ In 2002, they brought out the album, ‘Real,’ while ‘Live from Another Level’ was released in 2004.
Out of his total 13 albums, 11 were released through his own music label, ‘Integrity.’
Israel Houghton - Awards & Nominations
Israel Houghton has won 11 ‘Dove Awards’ and 2 ‘Stellar Awards.’ He has received in all 6 ‘Grammy’ awards - three times ‘Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Award,’ for his album ‘A Deeper Level,’ in 2000; for ‘Power of One’ in 2010; and for ‘Love God, Love People,’ in 2011. In 2007, he earned the ‘Grammy’ award for ‘Best Traditional Gospel Album’ for his album ‘Alive in South Africa.’
In 2013, he won (in a tie) a ‘Grammy’ for ‘Best Contemporary Christian Song’ for his number, ‘Your Presence Is Heaven.’ His album ‘Covered: Alive in Asia’ received the ‘Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album’ in 2015.
Personal Life - Israel Houghton
Houghton met Meleasa, a well-known gospel singer, at his ministry in Pittsburgh. They got married in 1994.
The couple worked together on music and their ministry. They had 3 children - Mariah, Israel II and Milan Lily.
The couple separated in 2015 and their divorce came through on February 22, 2016.
Houghton married Adrienne Bailon in Paris on November 11, 2016. Adrienne Bailon is a singer and TV show hostess.
Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon
Israel Houghton - Net Worth
Israel Houghton net worth is estimated to be about $8,000,000 (Eight Million dollars).
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