July 31: Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Krystal Meyers is 23-years-old today.

Krystal Meyers was born in Orange County, California. Her family later moved to Eugene, Oregon, and when she was six, moved to Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville.

Krystal started singing at home when she was two. She sang her first solo in church at the age of five, started writing songs by age ten and was playing the acoustic guitar by age 13.

While at Barefoot Republic youth camp, when she was 14, she wrote "Anticonformity" with a friend, Hannah Dwinell. When she entered the ninth grade she says she saw her peers falling into drugs and sex and then anticonformity" became "really real" to her.  In 1995 she released her self-titled first album Krystal Meyers when she was 16-years-old.

Krystal has stated that she knew she would be doing music ministry ever since she could talk: “A lady in our church told my mom ‘Your daughter is going to travel the world and be a missionary.’ That’s what this is—a mission field and music is the outlet... My faith means everything to me,” she says....I want God to be speaking through my music. So I stepped back and prayed about it. I surrendered the whole writing process to God.”

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In Japan, where Krystal's first record went gold, she has been on the cover of Nylon Japan, AERA English magazine, twice and Tower Records' Bounce magazine. Krystal has also been on the cover of In Rock which is Japan's version of Rolling Stone magazine.

In the U.S. she has appeared on the cover of Vision magazine and ONCOURSE magazine. She has also modeled for UNIQLO.

Krystal signed with Essential Records for her self-titled album, Krystal Meyers, which produced four top ten singles on the U.S. Christian charts. Working with CCM artist and producer Ian Eskelin and the Wizardz of Oz production team, her song, "Anticonformity" became the number one pop single in Japan.

The album's lead single "The Way to Begin" charted at #1 on the Christian CHR Charts. Other singles "My Savior" and "Anticonformity" peaked at #8 and "Fire" peaked at #9. The album peaked at #48 on Top Heatseekers and went Gold in Japan. The album was released on June 7, 2005 in the US and on May 30, 2006 worldwide.
Krystal's second album, Dying For A Heart, was released on September 19, 2006 in the U.S. and on October 24, 2006 worldwide. "One cut on the album is "The Situation," a song about temptation and having the strength to make the right choice when a relationship begins to take a more physical turn. She says she crafted with her guitarist Brian Hitt. "With 'The Situation' being about premarital sex, we wanted to make it more challenging and in-your-face..."

The album peaked at #19 on Top Heatseekers. Its first single "Collide" hit #6 on the Christian Rock Charts. The second single "The Beauty Of Grace" hit #4 on the Christian CHR Charts and #2 in Japan. The third single, "Hallelujah," peaked at #28 on the Christian Rock Charts.

Make Some Noise became Meyers' third studio album released September 9, 2008 in the US and July 9, 2008 in Japan; making its world-wide Internet video premier on Yahoo Music on July 10, 2008. The album is more in the pop vein than her first two albums.

Krystal's lead single is called "Shine" and it charted well in the Christian CHR charts, as well as charting at #13 on the iTunes top Christian/Gospel songs chart. Other songs released from the album are "Make Some Noise," the title track, "Love It Away," and "My Freedom."

The Make Some Noise album is also available in an iTunes Worldwide Deluxe Edition with eleven individual and three additional versions of "Make Some Noise" with choruses in Indonesian, Mandarin and Thai.

Krystal Meyers' song "Make Some Noise" was selected to be included in the Official 2008 Olympics Album: Olympics 2008 - One World, One Dream. It was also used by NBC in promoting its fall 2008 line-up. and a sampling of her music was used on ABC's Sunday-Night Lineup.

Krystal has received four Dove Award nominations: two at the 37th GMA Dove Awards (New Artist of the Year and Special Event Album), one for the 38th GMA Dove Awards (Female Vocalist of the Year) and one for the 39th GMA Dove Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year."



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