Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962 in Paducah, Kentucky) is a contemporary Christian musician.
Steven Curtis Chapman was first signed on to a songwriting deal in the early 1980s, based upon the strength of his song "Built To Last" which was recorded by popular gospel group The Imperials. Shortly after, he signed a record deal with Sparrow Records, where he rose to prominence.
He and his wife Mary Beth have three biological children, (Emily Elizabeth, Caleb Stevenson, Will Franklin) and they adopted three Chinese girls (Shaohannah Hope Yan, Stevey Joy Ru, Maria Sue Chapman). They are also recognized advocates for adoption. Together, they founded Shaohannah's Hope, a charity organization which offers grants to qualifying families to help defray the cost of adopting, at home and abroad. Both were awarded the Angels of Adoption award by a Congressional Committee for adoption in Washington, D.C.
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Chapman and his sons recorded under the name of "Stevenson" for the 2003 Veggie Rocks CD. (Song: "I Love My Lips," VeggieTales). Chapman starred in the 2003 film Christmas Child. << Less Bio
Steven Curtis Chapman Trivia
Has a record 33 # 1 songs in Christian Music
Album "Declaration" debuted # 22 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2001
Has 6 children, daughter Emily, sons Will Franklin and Caleb, and three adopted daughters from China, Shaohannah, Stevey Joy, and Maria
Actor Robert Duvall appeared in his video "I Will Not Go Quietly" from the movie The Apostle (1997)
4 time Grammy Winner
Most Dove Awards than any other Male Artist with 38
Met his wife in college. They shared the same campus mailbox. Upon meeting he joked, "Wouldn't it be funny if we got married? You wouldn't have to change your last name."