New York, NY — GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel artist Le’Andria Johnson leads on Billboard’s magazine year-end gospel charts. She was named the #3 Gospel Albums Artist (with LeCrea at #1 and Marvin Sapp at #2). Le’Andria 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.
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.
“God is great,” says Le’Andria. “The Billboard year-end chart numbers are very encouraging. And I am excited to receive my first NAACP Image Award nomination. This nomination is especially important because of the organization’s long-standing work for civil rights. I am profoundly grateful to all who have voted and acknowledged my work in music and ministry.”
As we approach the 2013 award season, Le’Andria recently received three Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations for her debut project, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson. She was nominated for New Artist of the Year, Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. She will also perform on the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
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. Her 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 Johnson spent 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. Known for her captivating live performances, Le’Andria is expanding and breaking new ground in music and ministry all over the world.