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48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Steven Curtis Chapman arrives at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)....
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Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.) is a Contemporary Christian musician.

After starting his career in the late 80s as a songwriter, Chapman has turned into one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing more than 20 albums to this date. As of 2007, he has sold more than 10 million albums and has 9 gold and platinum albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 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.

Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have adopted three children from China and have started a charity organization called Shaohannah's Hope, which offers grants to qualifying families to help defray the cost of adopting, at home and abroad. He is also one of the members of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith from Delirious?. He, along with his family, attends Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. The church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America denomination.

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