Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian music vocalist and guitarist. Camp has released six solo albums to date and is an ordained minister. The soundtrack album Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe includes his song "Open Up Your Eyes". His original music is a mixture of ballads and rock.

To date, he has achieved three RIAA-certified Gold albums.

Musical career

Camp has scored fourteen #1 hits (six from his first album, Stay). His first single was "Understand". He has made seven music videos: "Understand", "Walk By faith", "Take You Back", "Tonight" "Give You Glory", "Let It Fade" and "I Am Willing", a song which was not included on any of his albums. He has also released a DVD (In24) which chronicles a regular day on tour. Live Unplugged from Franklin, TN also includes a DVD of the concert, which was recorded for the live album. He also has scored a musical number "This Man" and his video can be seen on YouTube. This video was made with clips from the movie The Passion of the Christ.


Jeremy scored top spots for "Take You Back" and "Lay Down My Pride". He also was voted the Best Male Artist in the 2005 Reader’s Choice Music Awards for Today. Camp was also ASCAP 2005 Songwriter of the Year and won the Dove Award for the Male Vocalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. Camp closed the year with both Stay and Carried Me: The Worship Project being certified silver.


Jeremy earned the top honors at the Twenty-Eighth Annual ASCAP Music Awards, winning the Songwriter Of The Year award ("Take You Back" and "This Man"). "Take You Back" also earned him the Song Of The Year award. Jeremy won two 2006 CCM Reader's Choice Awards, for Favorite Artist and Favorite Male Artist. Jeremy took part in winning the Dove award for Special Event Album Of The Year, which went to Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He released a special edition of his hit album, Restored. Four new songs were included on Restored: The Deluxe Gold Edition as well as a letter to his fans.

Jeremy went back into the studio to record Beyond Measure in the spring. The album was released on October 31, 2006. Camp is also credited as producer for his wife's album titled Don't Wait, which was released in September, 2006.

"Tonight", the first single from the album Beyond Measure, was released in mid-August, and eventually hit #1 on HR radio. It was the 11th most played single on HR stations in 2007. The second single, "What It Means," was also a #1 hit on Jewish AJ radio. "Give Me Jesus," the third single off "Beyond Measure," made it into the top 5 on Inspirational radio. The fourth single, "Give You Glory," debuted on Jewish AJ radio at #16. His song "Let it Fade" was the seventh most played song on HR radio in 2007. That year he also released a two disc (CD and DVD) for his concert tour "Live Unplugged" recorded in Franklin, Tennessee

Personal life

Camp has been married twice. His first wife, Melissa Lynn Camp (née Henning), was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in 2001, when he was 23 and she was 21 Some of his early songs reflect the emotional ordeal of her illness. "I Still Believe" was the first song he wrote after her death. He wrote "Walk by Faith" during their honeymoon. In December of 2003, he married Adrienne Liesching, former frontwoman for The Benjamin Gate. They have two daughters: Isabella Rose Camp (born September 25, 2004) and Arianne Mae Camp (born April 5, 2006).



Studio albums

Year Album Title Billboard 200 Albums Chart Billboard Top Albums RIAA Certification
2002 Stay - 10 Gold
2004 Carried Me: The Worship Project 102 2 Gold
2004 Restored 45 1 Gold
2006 Beyond Measure 12 1
Fall 2008 Speaking Louder Than Before - - -

Live albums

Year Album Title Billboard 200 Albums Chart Billboard Top Albums RIAA Certification
2005 Live Unplugged 111 7 -

Other releases

Year Album Title Billboard 200 Albums Chart Billboard Top Albums RIAA Certification
2000 Burden Me - - -
2007 Live Session EP - - -

Live Session EP was released by iTunes and is only available through iTunes

Compilation appearances

Year Song Title Album Title Notes
2002 "Understand" Festival Con Dios 2002, Vol. 2
2003 "I Still Believe" WOW Hits 2004
2004 "Here I Am To Worship" Empty Me, Vol. 1
2004 "Empty Me" Empty Me, Vol. 1
2004 "How Great Is Your Love" Maranatha Friends
2004 "Right Here" WOW Hits 2005
2005 "I Wait For The Lord" X Worship 2006
2005 "Take You Back" WOW Hits 2006
2005 "Open Up Your Eyes" Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2006 "This Man" WOW Hits 2007
2007 "Empty Me" Worship Together: Favorites
2007 "It Is Well" Music Inspired By the Motion Picture Amazing Grace Performed with Adie
2007 "Right Here" Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia
2007 "What It Means" WOW Hits 2008
2008 "Give You Glory" WOW Hits 1


Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
Hot Christian Songs Hot Christian AC
2002 "Understand" - - Stay
2002 "Right Here" 9 10
2003 "Walk By Faith" 1 1
2003 "I Still Believe" 5 6
2003 "Stay" - -
2004 "Empty Me" - - Carried Me
2004 "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" 6 6 Christmas Single''
2004 "Take You Back" 1 1 Restored
2005 "Lay Down My Pride" - -
2006 "This Man" 1 1
2006 "Breathe" - -
2006 "What It Means" 2 1 Beyond Measure
2007 "Tonight" 4 -
2007 "Give You Glory" 4 1
2007 "Let It Fade" 1 1
2008 "No Matter What It Takes" 21 -
2008 "There Will Be A Day"AB - - Speaking Louder Than Before

ACurrent single at Christian AC

BCurrent single at Christian CHR



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