Israel Houghton (pronounced, hoh’-tin; born May 19, 1971) is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed.
Houghton produced an album by Michael Gungor, Bigger Than My Imagination, which was described as "one of the year's best worship albums" in a 2003 Christianity Today review.
2002: "Champions for Christ" – Hi5 (worship leader)
2004: "Where Are the Fathers?" from He-Motions (EMI Gospel)
2003: "Send Me to the Nations" from A Wing & A Prayer (EMI Gospel)
2002: We Speak to Nations (Lakewood Live; Integrity)
2004: Cover the Earth (Lakewood Live; Integrity)
2006: The Gift: A Christmas Presentation (Lakewood Live)
2007: Free to Worship (Lakewood Live)
2007: Moving Forward (Free Chapel Live)
2008: Hope For Today Worship (Lakewood Live)
2009: Free Chapel Live: Power of the Cross (Integrity)
2009: New Breed Live: Generation Love
2011: Echo: Forward Conference (Free Chapel Live)
2014: Covenant Worship: Kingdom

Awards and nominations


Among the awards that Houghton has won includes six Grammy Awards; three for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and one for Best Traditional Gospel Album for Alive In South Africa.

Personal life


Houghton was married to Meleasa Houghton for more than 21 years. On November 11, 2016, Houghton married singer and TV personality Adrienne Bailon in Paris.

References

Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 438. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.

External links


Official website
Biography by Israel's Label
CBN Interview with Israel Houghton


Toya (Praise Him) - Toya Eze Toya (Praise Him) - Toya Eze - Tim Godfrey - Israel Houghton

God WIll Work it Out God WIll Work it Out - Maverick City Music - Naomi Raine - Israel Houghton

Never Lost Never Lost - Elevation Worship - Israel Houghton

Risen Risen - Israel Houghton

Name Of Love Name Of Love - Israel Houghton

Moving Forward Moving Forward - Israel Houghton

It's Raining It's Raining - Israel Houghton

Change The World Change The World - Israel Houghton

Your Presence Is Heaven Your Presence Is Heaven - Israel Houghton - Israel & New Breed

Wrong About You Wrong About You - Israel Houghton - Joe L Barnes

You Found Me You Found Me - Israel Houghton

Suddenly Suddenly - Israel Houghton

Say So Say So - Israel Houghton

Hosanna Hosanna - Israel Houghton

Christmas Worship Medley Christmas Worship Medley - Israel Houghton

Sing Redemption's Song Sing Redemption's Song - Israel Houghton

Eres Fiel Eres Fiel - Israel Houghton

Rez Power Rez Power - Israel Houghton

Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher) Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher) - Israel Houghton

Friend Of God Friend Of God - Israel Houghton

Friend Friend - Israel Houghton

Surely Surely Surely Surely - Israel Houghton

Come Holy Spirit Medley Come Holy Spirit Medley - Israel Houghton

We Speak To Nations We Speak To Nations - Israel Houghton

Victor's Crown Victor's Crown - Darlene Zhchech - Israel Houghton - Kari Jobe

In The Blood In The Blood - Israel Houghton

Solitude Solitude - Israel Houghton

U R Loved U R Loved - Israel Houghton

Still Standing Still Standing - Israel Houghton

I Surrender All I Surrender All - Israel Houghton

Your Name Is Great Your Name Is Great - Israel Houghton

Love God Love People Love God Love People - Israel Houghton

Mi Vida Tuya Es Mi Vida Tuya Es - Israel Houghton

Who You Gon' Be Who You Gon' Be - Israel Houghton

Not Unto Us Not Unto Us - Israel Houghton

Jesus At The Center Jesus At The Center - Israel Houghton - Israel & New Breed

Deeper Deeper - Israel Houghton

Good Shepherd Good Shepherd - Chevelle Franklyn - Israel Houghton

Don't Want To Leave - I Still Love You Don't Want To Leave - I Still Love You - Israel Houghton

Love Rev Love Rev - Israel Houghton

Taste And See Taste And See - Israel Houghton

Sing Sing - Israel Houghton

I Call You Jesus I Call You Jesus - Israel Houghton

O Come To The Alter O Come To The Alter - Elevation Worship - Israel Houghton

Quien Como el Senor Quien Como el Senor - Israel Houghton

You Won't Let Go You Won't Let Go - Israel Houghton

Overflow Overflow - Israel Houghton

Friend Medley Friend Medley - Israel Houghton

Who Is Like The Lord Who Is Like The Lord - Israel Houghton

Surely Goodness Surely Goodness - Israel Houghton

You've Made Me Glad You've Made Me Glad - Israel Houghton

Again I Say Rejoice Again I Say Rejoice - Israel Houghton

O Come To The Altar O Come To The Altar - Israel Houghton

I Call You I Call You - Israel Houghton

Trading My Sorrows Trading My Sorrows - Israel Houghton

Come And Let Us Sing Come And Let Us Sing - Israel Houghton

Te Amo Te Amo - Israel Houghton

Surely Surely - Israel Houghton

Going To Another Level Going To Another Level - Israel Houghton

Sunday Kinda Love Sunday Kinda Love - Israel Houghton

Another Breakthrough Another Breakthrough - Israel Houghton

New Season New Season - Israel Houghton

Free For All Free For All - Israel Houghton

Take The Limits Off Take The Limits Off - Israel Houghton

I Exalt Thee I Exalt Thee - Israel Houghton

You Are Good You Are Good - Israel Houghton

We Have Overcome We Have Overcome - Israel Houghton

Tidings (God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman) Tidings (God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman) - Israel Houghton

It's Not Over It's Not Over - Israel Houghton

Great Is Thy Faithfulness Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Israel Houghton

Hallelujah Hallelujah - Israel Houghton

Favor of The Lord Favor of The Lord - Israel Houghton

De Repente De Repente - Israel Houghton

To Worship You I Live To Worship You I Live - Israel Houghton

Prayers of The Righteous Prayers of The Righteous - Israel Houghton

Here I Am To Worship Here I Am To Worship - Israel Houghton

More And More More And More - Israel Houghton

Nothing Left To Prove Nothing Left To Prove - Maverick City Music - Israel Houghton - Naomi Raine

Bless The Lord Bless The Lord - Israel Houghton

I Know Who I Am I Know Who I Am - Israel Houghton

Light the Way Light the Way - Israel Houghton

He Lives He Lives - Israel Houghton

Turn It Around Turn It Around - Israel Houghton

Everywhere That I Go Everywhere That I Go - Israel Houghton

I Receive I Receive - Israel Houghton

No Turning Back No Turning Back - Israel Houghton

Every Prayer Every Prayer - Israel Houghton

Everybody Knows Everybody Knows - Israel Houghton

Jericho Jericho - Israel Houghton

Nutcracker Suite 1 Nutcracker Suite 1 - Israel Houghton

Not Be Moved Not Be Moved - Israel Houghton

Reckless Love Reckless Love - Israel Houghton

Here in the Presence Here in the Presence - Elevation Worship - Israel Houghton

All Around All Around - Israel Houghton

My Name Iz My Name Iz - Israel Houghton

Jesus I Come Jesus I Come - Israel Houghton

You've Been A Friend You've Been A Friend - Israel Houghton

He Knows My Name He Knows My Name - Israel Houghton

Come As You Are Come As You Are - Israel Houghton

Go Back Go Back - Israel Houghton

Better To Believe Better To Believe - Israel Houghton

The Intro - Colossians 1:15-20 (MSG) The Intro - Colossians 1:15-20 (MSG) - Israel Houghton

We Win We Win - Israel Houghton

Es Tiempo Nuevo Es Tiempo Nuevo - Israel Houghton

Better Than Life Better Than Life - Israel Houghton

Easy For You Easy For You - Israel Houghton

Mercies Mercies - Israel Houghton

Nothing is Impossible Nothing is Impossible - Planetshakers - Israel Houghton

Identity Identity - Israel Houghton

With Long Life With Long Life - Israel Houghton

Te Exalto Te Exalto - Israel Houghton

The Power of One (Change the World) The Power of One (Change the World) - Israel Houghton

Not Forgotten (Reprise) Not Forgotten (Reprise) - Israel Houghton

Alzo Mis Manos Alzo Mis Manos - Israel Houghton

Better Better - Israel Houghton

Not Forgotten Not Forgotten - Israel Houghton

Your Presence Is Heaven Your Presence Is Heaven - Israel Houghton

Jesus The Same Jesus The Same - Israel Houghton

Go Tell It Go Tell It - Israel Houghton

Kindness Kindness - Israel Houghton

Our God Reigns Our God Reigns - Israel Houghton

I'm With You/Be Still I'm With You/Be Still - Israel Houghton

Sweeter Sweeter - Israel Houghton

I Hear The Sound I Hear The Sound - Israel Houghton

Jesus At The Center Jesus At The Center - Israel Houghton

Lord of The Breakthrough Lord of The Breakthrough - Israel Houghton

I Lift Up My Hands I Lift Up My Hands - Israel Houghton

Against The Stream Against The Stream - Israel Houghton

Rise Within Us - Another Breakthrough Rise Within Us - Another Breakthrough - Israel Houghton

That's Why I Love You That's Why I Love You - Israel Houghton

God Will Work It Out God Will Work It Out - Israel Houghton

My Deliverer My Deliverer - Israel Houghton

If Not For Your Grace If Not For Your Grace - Israel Houghton

Not Forgotten - He Knows My Name Not Forgotten - He Knows My Name - Israel Houghton

Awesome Medley Awesome Medley - Israel Houghton

Nothing Else Matters Nothing Else Matters - Israel Houghton

Hark Hark - Israel Houghton

I Will Search For You I Will Search For You - Israel Houghton

There Is A River There Is A River - Israel Houghton

Speechless Speechless - Israel Houghton

Others Others - Israel Houghton

Holy You Are Holy You Are - Israel Houghton

My Life Belongs To You My Life Belongs To You - Israel Houghton

Least of These - Put A Little Love In Your Heart Least of These - Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Israel Houghton

Your Latter Will Be Greater Your Latter Will Be Greater - Israel Houghton

Just Wanna' Say Just Wanna' Say - Israel Houghton

Nutcracker Suite 2 Nutcracker Suite 2 - Israel Houghton

Our God Our God - Israel Houghton

Feliz Navidad (Siento La Navidad) Feliz Navidad (Siento La Navidad) - Israel Houghton

Hosanna - Moving Forward - Where Else Can I Go Hosanna - Moving Forward - Where Else Can I Go - Israel Houghton

Omnipotente Dios - Quien Como el Senor Omnipotente Dios - Quien Como el Senor - Israel Houghton

To Make You Feel My Love - Name Of Love To Make You Feel My Love - Name Of Love - Israel Houghton

Breathe Into Me Breathe Into Me - Israel Houghton

Just A Glimpse Just A Glimpse - Israel Houghton

Take The Limits Off - No Limits Take The Limits Off - No Limits - Israel Houghton

We Wish You A Timeless Christmas We Wish You A Timeless Christmas - Israel Houghton

Alpha and Omega Alpha and Omega - Israel Houghton

Something To Hold On To Something To Hold On To - Israel Houghton

I'll Never Stop Loving You I'll Never Stop Loving You - Israel Houghton

Alive Alive - Israel Houghton

We Agree We Agree - Israel Houghton

'Bout It 'Bout It 'Bout It 'Bout It - Israel Houghton

Mi Libertador Mi Libertador - Israel Houghton

How Great Medley / He's a Wonder How Great Medley / He's a Wonder - Israel Houghton

Tuyo Es Mi Carino Tuyo Es Mi Carino - Israel Houghton

Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne - Israel Houghton

You Need A Friend You Need A Friend - Israel Houghton

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Israel Houghton

More Than Enough More Than Enough - Israel Houghton

O Come O Come - Israel Houghton

He's A Wonder He's A Wonder - Israel Houghton - Chandler Moore

African Skies African Skies - Israel Houghton

Silent Nocturne Silent Nocturne - Israel Houghton

With Us (Oh Emmanuel) With Us (Oh Emmanuel) - Israel Houghton

Nutcracker Suite Nutcracker Suite - Israel Houghton

King of The Broken King of The Broken - Israel Houghton

You've Made Me Glad - Who Is like The Lord You've Made Me Glad - Who Is like The Lord - Israel Houghton

I'm With You - Be Still I'm With You - Be Still - Israel Houghton

Saved By Grace Saved By Grace - Israel Houghton

I Will I Will - Israel Houghton

Ven Espiritu Santo Ven Espiritu Santo - Israel Houghton

Can't Stop Singing Can't Stop Singing - Israel Houghton

I Will Praise I Will Praise - Israel Houghton

Sing Over Me Sing Over Me - Israel Houghton

Church Medley Church Medley - Israel Houghton

Broken Pieces Broken Pieces - Israel Houghton

Cover the Earth Cover the Earth - Israel Houghton

So Easy To Love You - Friend Of God So Easy To Love You - Friend Of God - Israel Houghton

Tu Nombre Es Grande Tu Nombre Es Grande - Israel Houghton

Favor Of The Lord (Reprise) Favor Of The Lord (Reprise) - Israel Houghton

Surprises Surprises - Israel Houghton

Shout Praise Shout Praise - Israel Houghton

Freedom Looks Good on You Freedom Looks Good on You - Israel Houghton

Holy Holy - Israel Houghton

Yahweh (The Lifter) Yahweh (The Lifter) - Israel Houghton

Worship Medley Worship Medley - Israel Houghton

Nocturnal Mist Nocturnal Mist - Israel Houghton

My Tribute Medley My Tribute Medley - Israel Houghton

Mighty To Save Mighty To Save - Israel Houghton

Secrets Secrets - Israel Houghton

Come In From The Outside Come In From The Outside - Israel Houghton

There's A Liftin' of The Hands There's A Liftin' of The Hands - Israel Houghton

Love Never Fails Love Never Fails - Israel Houghton

My Strength My Strength - Israel Houghton

You've Won My Affection You've Won My Affection - Israel Houghton

Singing Over Me Singing Over Me - Israel Houghton

Real Real - Israel Houghton

You Hold My World You Hold My World - Israel Houghton

Magnificent And Holy Magnificent And Holy - Israel Houghton

Cambiare Mis Tristerzas Cambiare Mis Tristerzas - Israel Houghton

Here In The Presence Here In The Presence - Israel Houghton

All Things Well All Things Well - Israel Houghton

I Am with You Be Still I Am with You Be Still - Israel Houghton

By Christmas Day By Christmas Day - Israel Houghton

Accepted Accepted - Israel Houghton

Thank You Lord Thank You Lord - Israel Houghton

You Are Not Forgotten You Are Not Forgotten - Israel Houghton

The Power Of One The Power Of One - Israel Houghton

It's Not Over (When God Is In It) It's Not Over (When God Is In It) - Israel Houghton

Feels Like Home Feels Like Home - Israel Houghton

Breathe Your Name Breathe Your Name - Israel Houghton

Already Done Already Done - Israel Houghton

Turn Around Turn Around - Israel Houghton

Christmas Time Is Here Christmas Time Is Here - Israel Houghton

Weight Of Your Glory Weight Of Your Glory - Israel Houghton

I Will Search I Will Search - Israel Houghton

Covered Covered - Israel Houghton

Yahweh Yahweh - Israel Houghton

Great God Great God - Israel Houghton

Rise Within Us Rise Within Us - Israel Houghton

One Thing Remains One Thing Remains - Israel Houghton

So Come So Come - Israel Houghton

Emmanuel, You Are Worthy Emmanuel, You Are Worthy - Israel Houghton

Chasing Me Down Chasing Me Down - Israel Houghton

To Worship You I Live (Away) To Worship You I Live (Away) - Israel Houghton

Winning Side Winning Side - Israel Houghton

So Easy To Love You So Easy To Love You - Israel Houghton

Least of These Least of These - Israel Houghton

New Season / Your Latter Will Be Greater New Season / Your Latter Will Be Greater - Israel Houghton

All Together All Together - Israel Houghton

True True - Israel Houghton

How Awesome Is Our God How Awesome Is Our God - Israel Houghton

We Worship You We Worship You - Israel Houghton

First Loved Me First Loved Me - Israel Houghton

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Albums & Songs

  • Nothing To Prove (feat. Israel Houghton, Todd Galberth & Jahcee)
  • Secrets (feat. Adrienne Houghton)
  • True (feat. The Walls Group)
  • Easy for You
  • All Together
  • Promise Keeper (feat. Travis Greene)
  • Reckless Love
  • Free Indeed (You Said I Am)
  • Winning Side (feat. Chevelle Franklyn)
  • Love Never Fails
  • I'm With You / Be Still (feat. Adrienne Houghton)
  • Feels Like Home
  • Taste and See
  • Taste and See
  • Taste and See
  • Taste and See
  • Taste and See
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • Jesus at the Center
  • Jesus at the Center
  • More and More (feat. Onaje Jefferson)
  • Jesus at the Center
  • Sunday Kinda Love (feat. Aaron Lindsey, PJ Morton & Nikki Ross)
  • In the Blood
  • In the Blood
  • In the Blood
  • In the Blood
  • In the Blood (feat. Seth & Nirva)
  • Friend of God
  • Again I Say Rejoice
  • You Are Good
  • We Have Overcome
  • Not Forgotten
  • Who Is Like the Lord
  • New Season
  • Alpha and Omega
  • Take the Limits Off / No Limits (Enlarge My Territory)
  • To Worship You I Live
  • There's a Liftin' of the Hand
  • Hosanna
  • Jesus At the Center
  • Saved By Grace
  • Just Wanna Say
  • With Long Life
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Love God Love People
  • Going to Another Level
  • I Know Who I Am
  • Say So
  • The Power of One
  • You Hold My World
  • If Not for Your Grace
  • Another Breakthrough
  • Moving Forward
  • My Name Iz
  • Everywhere That I Go
  • Just Wanna Say
  • Surely Goodness
  • The Power of One (Change the World)
  • U R Loved
  • Moving Forward
  • I Receive
  • Saved By Grace
  • Every Prayer
  • Sing (Redemption's Song)
  • Better to Believe
  • You Found Me
  • My Tribute Medley: My Tribute / Bless His Holy Name / How Great Is Our God
  • Love God Love People
  • Yahweh (The Lifter)
  • Love Rev
  • That's Why I Love You
  • Others
  • You Hold My World
  • You Won't Let Go
  • Our God
  • Mercies
  • Surprises
  • Name of Love
  • Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)
  • Love God. Love People.
  • My Name Iz
  • Everywhere That I Go
  • Just Wanna Say
  • Surely Goodness (feat. Chevelle Franklyn)
  • The Power of One (Change the World)
  • U R Loved
  • Moving Forward
  • I Receive
  • Saved By Grace
  • Every Prayer (feat. Mary Mary)
  • Sing Redemption’s Song (feat. Martin Smith)
  • Better To Believe (feat. Tommy Sims)
  • You Found Me (feat. tobyMac)
  • My Tribute / Bless His Holy Name / How Great Is Our God