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Six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant and celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly collaborate on 25th anniversary of 'Baby Baby'


Wed, Apr 27th 2016 08:20 pm

Anticipated new release of iconic No. 1 available digitally on Friday, April 29

Multiplatinum-selling Amy Grant's crossover album "Heart In Motion" and multiformat No. 1 "Baby Baby" are celebrating their 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Grant united with Grammy nominee Tori Kelly for a timeless, multigenerational collaboration of the No. 1, available digitally this Friday, April 29. Today, an audio premiere of the song is available exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com joined in the excitement, sharing behind the scenes footage of Grant and Kelly. 

"Baby Baby" took No. 1 on both the top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, while simultaneously hitting top 10 in 10 countries. The album bearing the song ("Heart In Motion") garnered four Grammy nominations and was RIAA certified 5X platinum. Grant initially unveiled the news to fans via social media after sharing a personal series of throwback photos. 

"I loved the way that Dave Garcia crafted the new version of 'Baby Baby' together, using part of my original vocal and then pairing it with Tori's new vocal," Grant told PEOPLE. "Tori is such an incredible vocalist, one of the most effortless singers I have ever heard and, once she starts singing, it is like a rocket engine has been strapped on to the song and she takes us all on a ride. I really think she knocked it out of the park."

Grant is currently on the "Live Life Together" Tour with Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb, presented by World Vision. 

Her career spans more than 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multiplatinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, Grant's total career album sales have exceeded 30 million. Her chart success has been consistent throughout her career, with six No. 1 hits, 10 top 40 pop singles, 17 top 40 adult contemporary tracks and multiple contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six Grammy Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put contemporary Christian music on the map, becoming the first contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the pop charts and the first to perform at the Grammys. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past couple of decades is assured.

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