Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Music: Le'Andria Johnson - The Evolution of Le'Andria Johnson / 02.14.12

Congratulations to Le'Andria on winning her first Grammy at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. She won in the Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance category for her single "Jesus.". She released two new projects on 02.14.12. Here's what we know..


Mathew Knowles' Music World Gospel will release two CD projects from Le'Andria: The Evolution of Le'Andria Johnson, a seven song EP, and The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson Deluxe Edition, which contains the seven songs released on her debut CD plus seven new songs.  This week, Le'Andria's debut project, The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson lands at #5 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album chart and her new single, "It's Gonna Be Alright," is #1 Most Added on Billboard's Gospel charts. 

The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson Deluxe, which features songs with styles that range from traditional/contemporary gospel to R&B, showcases Le'Andria's unique combination of power, skill and reverence that makes her a popular recording artist and an inspirational performer. New songs on the CD and the EP, The Evolution of Le'Andria Johnson, include her new single, "It's Gonna Be Alright," a high energy urban contemporary song, written and produced by Stanley Brown, in which she assures the listener that even when things seem difficult, God is standing by and things are going to be alright; and "He Was There," a song that reminds us that God is there waiting for us to come to Him, written by Gary Paxton and Andrea Martin and produced by Stanley Brown. In the soulful "Let it Go," written and produced by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson and Sara Devine, Le'Andria encourages people to let go of their burdens and let God handle them. She goes back to her traditional gospel roots in "Sooner or Later," an uplifting song about God turning your life around, written by Hubert Powel III and produced by Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander and H. Doobie Powell for Chip Off the Block Productions. "He First Loved Me," an R&B style song of praise, was written by Le'Andria and her brother, Michael Johnson, who is a featured singer on this track. Le'Andria also recorded a full-length version of the popular song, "I Shall Leap Into My Destiny," which she wrote with her brother Terrance Johnson. Le'Andria performed this inspirational song after being crowned the winner of Sunday Best.  "Overtaken" rounds out the seven new offerings on the deluxe CD and the EP. Written and produced by Eric Dawkins, it is an upbeat song of praise for the way her life has changed since God took it over.