NEW YORK – April 1, 2014 –Since her win on the third season of BET’s Sunday Best, Le’Andria Johnson has made a name for herself as a powerhouse vocalist in gospel music. Announced today, Johnson signs an exclusive recording agreement with RCA Inspiration. Under this deal, RCA Inspiration will exclusively distribute and provide marketing and promotional services for future albums by Johnson.
“God promises us a future greater than our past,” said Le’Andria Johnson. “I am so happy to have a new home with RCA Inspiration. I look forward to working with the best team in the business to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m ready to use the hurt from my past to love people back to life.”
“I’ve been a fan of Le’Andria’s ever since her first performance on Sunday Best,” said Geo Bivins, General Manager of RCA Inspiration. “Vocally, her gift is amazing. We are all very excited to have her here at RCA Inspiration.”
“Le’Andria has a very unique gifting for bridging generations of gospel music lovers,” said Joseph Burney, A&R Vice President of RCA Inspiration. “She brings incredible vocals and a passion for people to every stage. I look forward to supporting her essential ministry.”
ABOUT LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON
GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, two-time Stellar Gospel Music Award winner and Billboard magazine’s #1 Female Gospel Albums Artist of 2012, Le’Andria Johnson, has taken the gospel music scene by storm since being crowned the season three winner of BET’s Sunday Best in 2010. Le’Andria Johnson groundbreaking and chart-topping debut CD, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, entered at #1 on multiple music charts,including both the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and the Top Christian/Gospel Albums charts. The CD also debuted at #1 on the Christian Music Trade Association’s Current Gospel Overall chart. The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnsonspent seven weeks at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel Albums chart, and remained in the Top 10 for over 20 weeks. In 2011, Le’Andria received her first GRAMMY® Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music performance for her debut single, “Jesus.” Le’Andria’s subsequent critically-acclaimed releases, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson Deluxe Edition, The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson, Christmas Best and her new project, Le’Andria Johnson The Experience, have all landed atop the Billboard charts. Le’Andria Johnson The Experience debuted in the Top 5 and has remained in the Top 10 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel Albums chart since its release in September 2012. That same year, Le’Andria received three Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominations and won two awards for New Artist of the Year, and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received her first NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary) for her current CD project,Le’Andria Johnson The Experience. In Billboard magazine’s year-end issue, Le’Andria was named the overall #3 Gospel Albums Artists of 2012. She also has three albums that charted in the Top 50 including her debut project, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson at #8, The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson at #18 and Le’Andria Johnson The Experience at #49. Known for her captivating live performances, Le’Andria is expanding her music ministry and breaking new ground all over the world. In June 2013 Le’Andria founded Imperfect People Changing Ministries in Atlanta Georgia where she currently serves as Pastor.