Matthew Joseph West is an American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs, "More", "You Are Everything", and "The Motions". His major label debut album, Happy. West won the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist. Starting as an independent musician in the late 1990s, he released three independent albums before signing with Universal South Records. His first radio single, "More", stayed at No. 1 on Christian Adult Contemporary charts for nine weeks and received two Dove Award nominations. His second album, History, was followed by a 2006 re-release of the originally independent album, Sellout. In 2013, his second single, "Hello, My Name Is", from the album, Into the Light, was released and reached at No. 1 for a record-breaking 17 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.