Urban One Honors (2021)

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GRAMMY® and multiple Stellar Award-winning artist Le’Andria Johnson is hailed for her brilliant vocal gifts and artistic interpretation, with her powerhouse performances and inspiring story leading her to winning the BET competition “Sunday Best” in the show’s third season (2010), and becoming the first “Sunday Best” winner to win a GRAMMY® Award, less than two years after her win. Since then, Le’Andria has become one of the top voices in Gospel, celebrated by her peers and fans for her richly-textured performances and a top draw, go-to collaborator, creating hit performances on soundtracks and sought after in featured performances, recording songs with chart-topping peers including GRAMMY®-winning Gospel artists Donald Lawrence and Charles Jenkins, as well as GRAMMY® winners PJ Morton and Rodney Jerkins, among others.

Exuding raw talent in soulful performances that immediately have audiences spellbound when she hits the stage, Le’Andria’s experience, journey in faith, her enduring strength and dedication to her craft have catapulted her career to new heights. Delivering a refreshing slate of performances and music reflective of life’s journeys, challenges, and joys, with onward purpose Le’Andria’s acclaimed performances and honors in 2019 included the #1 hit single “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus),” with Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, joining celebrated inspirational speaker/TV personality/best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant as a special guest performing on her 2019 tour – the uplifting “Acts of Faith Remix Tour,” performing “Deliver Me” with Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers on the 2019 Season Nine of “Sunday Best,” performing on the 4th Annual Black Music Honors special, in the performance tribute honoring Yolanda Adams, and performing on the 2019 Soul Train Awards in the Soul Cypher.

Following Le’Andria’s #1 hit with “Deliver Me,” where she delivered a powerful declaration as the featured vocalist spotlighted on the song from Donald Lawrence’s 2019 album Goshen, she won two Stellar Awards in 2020 for her performance on the single, winning Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. Le’Andria also performed on the 2020 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, and was featured on the 2020 releases of hitmaker Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins’ star-studded charity single “Come Together,” and PJ Morton’s album Gospel According To PJ. Le’Andria Johnson released a brand-new solo single, “Hold On” in August 2020. She performed on the 2021 Inaugural Gospel Celebration special.

Her most recent solo album, the acclaimed Bigger Than Me, was released in 2017, an inspiring declaration of love and celebration featuring production from R&B/pop hitmakers Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly (Fantasia, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, etc.). Le’Andria garnered two GRAMMY® nominations in 2018, with Bigger Than Me nominated for Best Gospel Album, and her hit song “Better Days” nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song, which was featured on the soundtrack of the hit OWN TV show Greenleaf Season 2. 

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