Baby, Baby…can you believe it’s been 25 years since Amy Grant’s iconic album, Heart In Motion, was released?! Amy became the first Christian artist to score a #1 hit in the United States when the album’s first single, “Baby Baby”, took the country by storm. With over five million albums sold, five Top 10 radio hits and four GRAMMY nominations, Heart In Motion secured Amy’s place in pop music history. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of this project, we are thrilled that the amazingly talented Tori Kelly has recorded a new version of “Baby Baby.” Hearing the timeless melody and lyric reimagined after all these years by one of today’s hottest voices is a fun and fitting tribute to Amy and the success of Heart In Motion.
More on “Baby Baby” | Upon its original release, the song took No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, while simultaneously hitting top 10 in 10 countries. The album bearing the song (Heart In Motion) garnered four GRAMMY nominations and was RIAA certified 5x platinum.
Celebrating a barrier-breaking tune—the impact of the crossover hit was a game changer not only for Grant, but for an entire genre. The song took No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, while simultaneously hitting top 10 in ten countries. The album bearing the song (Heart In Motion) garnered four GRAMMY nominations and was RIAA certified 5x platinum. It releases digitally on Apr. 29, 2016.
About Amy Grant | Amy Grant’s career spans more than 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million. Grant’s chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six GRAMMY Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map becoming the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past couple of decades is assured.
About Tori Kelly | GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter and producer Tori Kelly is currently headlining her Unbreakable Smile Tour, she’s in town playing two sold-out nights at the Beacon Theater, NYC.
The tour also included her first-ever headline show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, April 12, and coming up she’ll be playing the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 21.
January 29th was the re-release of Tori’s debut album Unbreakable Smile with two additional tracks: current single, “Hollow,” and a brand new song entitled “Something Beautiful.”
What’s next: After Tori wraps up her tour she’ll begin work on her sophomore album.