Israel Houghton

07/08/2012 – Israel Houghton – Essence Music Festival 2012 New Orleans – Day 3 – Seminars and Backstage – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – New Orleans, LA, USA – Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Oceanside, California, U.S. (evidently)

Date of Birth: May 19, 1971

*African-American (father)
*European (mother)

Israel Houghton is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer, and worship leader. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed. He has said, “My mother is white. My biological father is black.” He was raised by his mother and stepfather.

Israel is married to singer and television personality Adrienne Bailon. He has four children with his former wife Meleasa.

Israel’s wife Adrienne has stated that Israel is “over 50% Nigerian.”


3 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    His wife Adrienne Bailon said that Israel is “over 50% Nigerian” (at 0:07 into the video):

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