Heart in Motion

Heart in Motion is the twelfth album by Christian pop singer Amy Grant, released in 1991.

In contrast with its predecessor, the more acoustic Lead Me On, Heart in Motion consisted of songs that were more heavily processed, as was the style of mainstream music at the time. In addition, unlike Lead Me On, Heart in Motion contained few overtly religious songs, with most of the lyrics for the songs on the album dealing with love or other life issues to which non-Christian as well as Christian audiences could relate. There were a couple songs on the album, however, that were openly Christian in their content, such as "Ask Me," which describes how a woman's faith helps her to heal from child sexual abuse, and "Hope Set High," both of which were hits on Christian radio. Another song with an overtly Christian theme was "You're Not Alone" which reinforced a greater power despite edgy features like whipcracks and a screaming guitar solo.

Otherwise, Heart In Motion was a pop music blockbuster upon its release in March 1991, going to the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 (as well as #1 of the Christian albums chart for 32 weeks), and selling five million copies by the end of 1997. The first single from the album, "Baby Baby" (more or less the title cut, the album's title derived from the lyrics of this song), hit the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart. The following four singles also performed well on the pop and AC charts: "Every Heartbeat" (#2 Hot 100, #2 AC), "That's What Love Is For" (#7 Hot 100, #1 AC), "Good for Me" (#8 Hot 100, #4 AC), and "I Will Remember You" (#20 Hot 100, #2 AC). It was listed at #30 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music and was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 5 million copies, making it the best-selling Christian music album ever released.

The album also received a nomination at the Grammy Awards of 1992 for Album of the Year, losing to Unforgettable... with Love by Natalie Cole.

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