Mandisa shot to instant fame when millions of TV viewers across the nation were captivated by her winning smile and powerhouse vocals as she sang her way into the final rounds of American Idol’s fifth season. She signed to Sparrow Records one year later and her first radio single, “Only The World” reached top 5 on the Christian AC chart, was the #1 Billboard Retail Single for 5 weeks straight, and her debut album, True Beauty debuted at #1 on the Christian charts. Mandisa made history by being the only solo female artist to debut her first album at #1 on the Christian chart in the history of Billboard. Even with all of those accolades, it’s the heart and message of Mandisa that wins over fans around the world.
With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® 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 also 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 members of the 49ers family who are survivors. Her album, <strong>Overcomer</strong>, released August 27, 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album’s title track proving to be a smash at radio Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for her best-selling and critically acclaimed project Overcomer. Additionally, “Overcomer’s” songwriters (David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens) won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Mandisa will unveil her fifth album Out Of The Dark on May 19, 2017.