Spotlight on Le’Andria Johnson
“First, there was Aretha Franklin, then there were the Clark Sisters, and then there was LeAndria Johnson.” This statement of high praise is only one of many made by gospel music’s greatest during Season 3 of BET’s Sunday Best, the world’s leading gospel competition show. Le’Andria Johnson championed over thousands of hopefuls who auditioned for the show nationwide and abroad. After an arduous journey, Le’Andria Johnson was crowned Sunday Best by garnering more than 2 million votes. While this single mother’s heart-wrenching story of losing her home tugged at the heartstrings of the viewing audience, it was her voice that captured the hearts of the Sunday Best host and judges, gospel music’s best: Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Mary Mary.
Many know LeAndria Johnson as the Season 3 winner of Sunday Best, but she is also an accomplished songwriter & producer, an anointed praise & worship leader, and part of a family of talented, self-taught musicians. She began singing at the age of 2 in her hometown church in Florida and has continued worshiping the Lord with her voice ever since. She is truly a God chaser and world changer who is leaping into her destiny. Le’Andria Johnson, the 28-year-old Florida native, currently resides in Orlando with her three children.
Her 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. It spent eight weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, and remains in the Top 5 for over 15 weeks. Le’Andria received her first GRAMMY® award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music performance for her debut single, “Jesus.”