(New York, NY – October 26, 2012) — Music World Gospel recording artist Le’Andria Johnson receives 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. Le’Andria is scheduled to perform on the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, January 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.
“I am honored and blessed to receive three Stellar Award nominations for my debut project,” says Le’Andria. “I would like to thank Don Jackson, Erma Gray Davis, Barbara Wilson and the entire Stellar Awards team. I am so grateful to radio and all the announcers, press and retail outlets for their continuous support; as well as my record label and Team Le’Andria. And I would like to give a special shout out to my fans for their unwavering love-especially during this past year! God has been so good to me and my family.”
With a young and fresh sound, 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 her music ministry to new venues. In 2011, Le’Andria was featured in the Jacksonville, Florida run of T.J. Hemphill’s play, Perilous Times II.
For more information on the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, please visit, www.thestellarawards.com.