quinta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2008


Rachael Maureen Lampa (nascida em 8 de janeiro de 1985) é americana, mas vem de uma família onde seu pai é filipino e sua mãe descendente de irlandeses. Ela é a segunda filha entre quatro irmãos. Ryan, irmão mais velho, é seu assessor.

Uma jovem talentosa: além de cantora, é compositora, produtora musical, atriz e está vinculada a grupos de filantropia internacional (como a World Vision).

Sua carreira começou no ano 2.000 com o álbum “Life for You” (que vendeu mais de 300 mil cópias). Foi considerada na época, pela revista CCM Magazine, como a principal cantora revelação jovem. Participou de programas de TV como o The Tonight Show (NBC) e The View (ABC) e sua canção “If You Believe” compôs a trilha do filme “Um Amor para Recordar”.
Ao todo são 5 álbuns produzidos, com mais de 700 mil cópias vendidas:- “Life for You” (2000);- “Kaleidoscope” (2002);- “Blur” (2002);- “Rachael Lampa” (2004);- “Blessed: The Best of Rachael Lampa” (2006).

Sua primeira atuação como atriz aconteceu no segundo semestre de 2006, no filme “Hidden Secrets”, contando também com várias canções suas na trilha sonora.

Atualmente mora e estuda em Nashville (Tennessee/EUA), sua melhor amiga é a cantora Stacie Orrico. Para 2008 será lançado seu novo Álbum, sem título definido ainda, Rachael está nestes últimos meses em estúdio e disponibilizou em seu Perfil no MySpace três novas músicas. Até o momento foram concluídas seis faixas. Sua última aparição, em ritmo de novo álbum, foi no clipe do rapper T-Bone.

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Rachael Maureen Lampa (born January 8, 1985) is a Dove award winning American Christian singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and occasional actress. She rose to fame is 2000 with her debut album Live For You, winning a Dove Award as well as achieving four number one singles including "Blessed, "Shaken", "God Loves You", and "Live for You". She was also named the #1 Young New Female Artist by CCM Magazine and made appearances on The Tonight Show and The View. Rachael has released three studio albums, Live For You, Kaleidoscope, and Rachael Lampa. She has also released one remix album, Blur and one greatest hits album, Blessed: The Best of Rachael Lampa.

Early life

Lampa was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Her father is Filipino and her mother is Hungarian-Irish; she is the second of four children, with an older brother, Ryan, who is her road manager. She has a younger sister, Colleen, and a younger brother, Nate. She has been singing since she was a toddler and learned to sing perfect harmony by the time she was 4.

Lampa has performed on The Jenny Jones Show Young Talent Search at age 12 and finished 2nd place at the World Championship of Entertainment. She has also performed many times at the Colorado Rockies baseball games. In August, 1999, she performed live on EWTN's "Life on the Rock on the Road" in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Lampa was discovered while attending but not competing in the Music in the Rockies music conference in Colorado at 14 by Word Records producer Brent Bourgeois. She asked to sing at a cafe at the conference when the original performer did not make it. She then began recording soon after talks with the label and visits to Nashville.


Lampa released her debut album Live For You in August 2000. The album became a huge hit spawning four number one singles and winning a Dove Award for the number one hit "Blessed". She received many comparisons to fellow teenage Christian pop artist Stacie Orrico, who debuted the same year. She made several appearances to promote the album including an appearance on The Tonight Show performing "Live For You". She has also toured with Stacie Orrico, as well as artists such as Nickel Creek, and Amy Grant. She has also been a part of many tours such as the Shoutfest tour, as well as Summer Jam tours. Her song "If You Believe" was part of the soundtrack to "A Walk to Remember", which was released in early 2002. In March 2002, she released her second album, Kaleidoscope. It also got positive reviews. Three of singles released made it to the top five on the charts. The first single, "No Greater Love", made it to number two on the CCM charts. "I'm All Yours" made it to the top five on the CCM Charts. The fourth single was "Brand New Life". In October 2002 she released a remix album Blur, featuring remixes of her hit songs, as well as personal favorites. In 2003, she toured on the Compassion International tour.


In July 2004, Lampa released her third studio album, Rachael Lampa. The album received great praise among the critics for its diverse styles, which included contemporary, retro, acoustic, soul, R&B, and even ska. It was also the first time that Lampa had written or co-written on every track. She even served as executive producer for the album. Guest artists on the album included Robert Randolph, and Christian rapper T-Bone. Three singles were released from the album. "When I Fall" was the album's first single, reaching number seven on the Christian music charts. The other two, "Outrageous" and "No Other One", both received poor airplay. For promotion, she toured with Newsong on the Summer Jam 2004, and Winter Jam 2005 tours. She also appeared on the Joy to the World Christmas tour, alongside Martha Munizzi, and Bryan Duncan in 2005. In late 2005, she left her first label, Word Records. Lampa is currently unsigned. In October 2005, she appeared on the album The Message, where she wrote and sang the song "Flag (Psalm 57 and 108)". The song was released as the compilations first single.


In May 2006, Word Records released a greatest hits collection, titled, Blessed: The Best of Rachael Lampa. It features a seventeen song collection of her best and favorite songs, from her four albums as well as a track that made it on various compilations, but is not featured on her actual albums. Lampa is still touring selected dates. In 2006 she appeared on the Newsong Christmas Hope tour, alongside Todd Agnew, and Nate Sallie.

On October 6, 2006, "Hidden Secrets," a film touted as the Christian version of The Big Chill (film) debuted with Rachel Lampa starring as "Sally." Her co-stars included John Schneider (television actor) of The Dukes of Hazzard fame. Lampa performed four songs for the movie: "When I Fall," "The Good Life," "No Other One," and "The Art."

On June 5, 2007, Lampa revealed in a blog that she was writing and recording new songs for a new album. The songs will be posted as soon as possible. Lampa is currently looking for a new label, as also revealed in her latest blog. In early summer 2007, Lampa posted three new demo songs on her Myspace. Tracks included "Look Up", "Does It Have to Be Tonight", "Summertime", and "Lovin You". Recently Lampa appeared in Christian rapper T-Bone's video for the song "Name Droppin" the first single of his album Bone-Appetit! . Rachael appeared and performed "When I Fall" and "Blessed" at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 2, 2008.

Personal life

She graduated from Monarch High School in May 2003. While in high school she was a starting point guard for the girls basketball team. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is also best friends with Christian pop singer Stacie Orrico (with whom she toured in 2001).

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