Mandisa’s debut album True Beauty gave inspiration and hope to women everywhere and challenged us to rethink our definition of beauty. With widespread media coverage including The Today Show, and LIVE! With Regis and Kelly, this American Idol alum proved she had more than just talent – but something important to say. Along the way, True Beauty scanned over 155,000 units, making it the best selling new artist album in 2007.
Now she returns with her follow up album Freedom, releasing March 24th. Featuring the first single "My Deliverer", the overaching theme of the album is the unique freedom that comes from a realtionship with Christ. This unbelievable freedom is wide reaching and includes the right to be free from any bondage that binds us, free from sin, free from fear, free from the anxieties of this world, and much more. Each song on the album addresses a different aspect of this freedom: "Not Guilty" illustrates that while our sin would condemn us, Jesus paid the penalty to set us free; "Definition of Me" shows how we are free from society's standards of value and beauty; "You Wouldn't Cry" is a testimony of one who has been set free from this world and now enjoys the full privileges of heavenly citizenship; "My Deliverer" and "Freedom Song" are praise celebrations for our great God who has truly set us free.
Uniting again with acclaimed Grammy & Dove Award-winning producers Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me) and Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Matthew West, Sanctus Real), Mandisa continues to inspire and encourage listeners with her music.
With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® Award Winner, Dove Award winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three hit singles "Overcomer," "Good Morning," and "Stronger" on the highest rated morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA.) Her performance of “Stronger” welcomed the emotional return of beloved morning host Robin Roberts. The NFL recently welcomed Mandisa to perform the national anthem during a Sunday night NFL Network game to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, where she was joined by cancer survivors within the San Francisco ‘49ers family. Her album, Overcomer, released in 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album's title track holding on to the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart as well as the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for several weeks. In 2014 alone, Mandisa has picked up her first GRAMMY Award, Dove Award and K-LOVE Fan Award. Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer. Additionally, Mandisa was awarded Song of the Year ("Overcomer") and Female Artist of the Year at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, is available now.
Francesca Battistelli, Britt Nicole