Michael Brandon Lake is an American Christian worship singer, songwriter and worship pastor. Lake is a member of the Bethel Music collective and the Maverick City Music collective, and serves as a worship pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Lake began his recording career with a successful crowdfunding campaign to produce an album in 2015, which resulted in the independent release of his debut studio album, Closer, in 2016.
Lake signed with Bethel Music in January 2019, and made his debut on the record label by releasing his version of Tasha Cobbs Leonard's hit single "This Is a Move". Due to his contributions as a songwriter on "This Is a Move", Lake received the GMA Dove Award Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year in the 2019 GMA Dove Award. "This Is a Move" also earned Lake his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Performance/Song in the 2020 Grammy Awards. In 2020, he released his second studio album House of Miracles, which contained the singles "I Need a Ghost" and "Just Like Heaven". House of Miracles debuted at No. 22 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart in the United States. He also featured on the Elevation Worship's hit single "Graves into Gardens" which became the first number one Hot Christian Songs chart single for both acts, and peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in the United States. In 2021, Lake released the single "Too Good to Not Believe" alongside Bethel Music, as well as notable collaborations with Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music on "Talking to Jesus" and Chris Tomlin on "I See You". Lake also garnered seven nominations at the 2021 GMA Dove Awards, ultimately winning two: the GMA Dove Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Worship Recorded Song of the Year for "Graves into Gardens".
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