Winner of America’s most prestigious musical Award—the Grammy—Australian born REBECCA ST. JAMES, at only 26 has throughout the late ‘90’s until present been considered to be the defining female voice in contemporary Christian Music. She is currently nominated for Christian music’s highest honor, ‘The Dove Award’ for “Best Female Artist’ of 2004.
In January 2004, she was again named “Favorite Female Artist” in Contemporary Christian Music by the more than 27,000 votes cast by readers of CCM Magazine, considered the flagship publication of the Christian genre.
With sales of her music soaring around the globe, her signature blend of modern pop/rock sensibilities and lyrics of unwavering devotion, has blazed straight to the heart of an entire generation. Along the road of more than 200 concert dates a year, her path has led to 17 Top 10 singles--#9 of which reached the #1 spot on the charts. Her groundbreaking album, God, was certified gold in 2003. So far in 2003, she has, in fact, been honored as “Female Artist Of The Year” by readers of Campus Life Magazine, CCM Magazine, Christian Music Planet, listeners of KLOVE/Air One, and most recently in November was named “Best Female Artist of 2003” by online voters at the ChristianityToday.com music website.
CRW Magazine in April 2003 named Rebecca to the list of the “50 Most Influential People in Contemporary Music.” Her book, “Wait For Me,” now in a 6th printing recently reached the #1 spot of the prestigious CBA (Young Adult) book chart, with Rebecca’s passionate, and often controversial, challenge to young people to “stand strong” with her on issues of sexual purity. She is closing out 2003 having just completed one of her most ambitious endeavors to date—touring in a lead acting role in the controversial cutting edge rock opera musical “!Hero”—a modern day adaptation of the story of Christ--which proved a sell-out concert in many of the select run markets in which it played. In the midst of all the acclaim, Rebecca St. James remains true to her mission. “I’m not called to be a star,” said the articulate young Aussie in a recent media interview in which she openly admitted she considers her worldwide acceptance a ministry rather than a career. “God has called me to be a servant.”
SHE provides women with a fresh and unique perspective on many of the hot issues women face today. Twenty-something single recording artist Rebecca St. James teams up with forty-something radio talk show host and mother of three Lynda Hunter Bjorklund.