Style: Radio-friendly pop/rock; compare to Francesca Battistelli, Kelly Clarkson, Britt Nicole

Top tracks: "Human," "Power of the Cross," "Someday Our King Will Come"

Twenty years ago, before dc Talk, Jars of Clay, Third Day, or MercyMe popularized Christian bands with platinum-plus sales, solo artists ruled the charts. CCM pop fans freaked out every time Amy, Michael, Sandi, or Steven released a new CD, participating in a slew of specialized "street week" events to purchase crates of copies.

And though bands are now the industry's top sellers, Natalie Grant has bucked the trend, making vocal-heavy pop hip again in Christian music. With powerful singing chops and a magnetic stage presence, Grant has achieved massive radio presence in a male-dominated format, garnered four consecutive Dove Awards for "Female Vocalist of the Year," and sold albums to the color of gold (500,000-plus sales). But it is the service-oriented platforms behind her modern pop shine that connect the singer/philanthropist to her large listening audience and undergirds her latest socially minded recording, Love Revolution.

Spawning an interactive website ( to keep track of users' random acts of kindness, Grant uses the title cut's empowering chorus to rouse listeners to be the change—one loving act a time. The motivating electronics of "Daring to Be" and irresistible pop-programming genius of "Human," co-written with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, continue the compassionate challenge, expounding on Grant's founding work with The Home Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the "eradication of human trafficking both domestically and abroad." (Read more about Grant's fight against human trafficking in our interview.) ...

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Love Revolution
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Release Date
August 24, 2010
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