Israel Houghton (born May 19, 1971) is an American Christian singer and worship leader, mostly known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed and currently signed to Integrity Music.
His project “Alive in South Africa,” recorded live in Cape Town, received a Grammy Award for "Best Traditional Gospel Album" in 2007 and two songs from the album, "Not Forgotten" and "Turn It Around", received a Dove Award for "Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song" in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Both his album “Live from Another Level” and rendition of "Again I Say Rejoice" received a Dove Award in 2005.
“A Deeper Level" released in 2007 received the Grammy Award for "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" in 2008. Two years later he would win again in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category for “The Power of One.”