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Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.

After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. As of 2007, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has eight RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.

Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith of British Christian band Delirious?.

Chapman was recognized in the Fall 2010 issue of Wood & Steel discussing the new Taylor 714 Signature Series guitar in honor of his youngest daughter Maria Sue. The guitar features the flower from Maria's picture and the word "SEE" on the 12th fret in Maria's handwriting. In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Real Life Conversations 1
1989 First Hand 1
1989 More to This Life 1
1990 For the Sake of the Call 1
1992 The Great Adventure 2
1994 Heaven in the Real World 1
1995 The Music of Christmas 1
1996 Signs of Life 2
1999 Speechless 1
2001 Declaration 1
2003 All About Love 1
2004 All Things New 2
2005 All I Really Want for Christmas 1
2007 This Moment 3
2009 Beauty Will Rise 1
2011 Re:Creation 1
2012 Joy 1
2013 Deep Roots 1
2013 The Glorious Unfolding 2
Musical Blessings 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 The Early Years Compilation 2
1997 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
Tuesday's Child/The Best of Steven Curtis Chapman Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 The Live Adventure Live 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Abbey Road Sessions: The Walk 1

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