About Israel Houghton
Israel Houghton is a prolific worship leader, musician, songwriter, producer and recording artist. His music ministry has spanned 22 years and includes work on over 50 albums as an artist or producer. During that time he has received 19 awards and countless accolades for his work.
In 1995 Israel formed New Breed Ministries where he produced his debut releases in 1997, “Whisper It Loud,” and “Way of the World.” Since that time he has released 11 solo and group CD’s and has consistently been a commercial success with Billboard chart-toppers “New Season,” “Power of One,” and the current “Jesus At The Center.” He achieved RIAA Gold status with “Alive in South Africa,” and “Live From Another Level.” Israel has assembled a group of world-class musicians and singers who have created a new sound that not only revolutionized the sound of contemporary praise & worship music, but also overcame cultural and denominational barriers.
Israel has received numerous Grammy, Dove, Stellar, NAACP Image and Soul Train Award nominations and has won several times, including five Grammy-Awards, 13 Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Music Award. Israel has been a guest on several national programs including the MTV Awards, The Tonight Show, The 50th Annual Grammy Awards, The Stellar Awards and has performed on Fox, CBS, BET, CNN, TBN and CBN. Expanding his brand, Israel recently embarked into film and television projects, producing and scoring music for films and TV shows. Israel’s current album “Jesus At The Center” debuted on multiple Billboard charts and was listed by Worship Leader Magazine as one of the Top 15 Worship albums of the decade. He currently serves as a Worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.