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Appearances on E! News, Extra, Headline News and Good Morning America Wrap Release Week of Mandisa’s What If We Were Real

GRAMMY ® Nominee’s Newest Album Debuts at No. 2 on Christian Soundscan As Single Is No. 3 on AC Monitored and National Christian Audience Chart

Idol Alum Sells Out Majority of Spring Tour Dates

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
April 14, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. Apr. 13, 2011… What a week it has been for two-time GRAMMY ® nominee Mandisa. In addition to recently shedding 120 pounds, the Idol alum was featured on Extra , E! News, Headline News and Good Morning America in support of her latest recording, What If We Were Real. The album that was praised by and People Magazine, ranked in at No. 2 on the Christian Soundscan charts and No. 66 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 7,500 units giving her an even higher debut than her last album Freedom. The CD also consistently held the No. 1 spot on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Album’s chart and even reached No. 15 on the overall iTunes ® Album’s chart.

“Stronger,” the debut single from What If We Were Real, is currently No. 2 on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Songs chart, and No. 3 on both the AC Monitored and National Christian Audience chart.

Mandisa recently headlined the “Girls Night Out” tour with comedian Anita Renfroe selling out the majority of the dates across the country last month. “Having Mandisa as part of our Girls Night Out Tour this spring has been nothing short of incredible,” explains Rob Olds, President of Events That Change, Inc. “The list of sold out shows is great but the pureness of heart and limitless love that she brings to the stage every night is nothing short of life changing for everyone in the room.” The tour will continue into June. For Mandisa’s latest tour dates, visit

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Two time GRAMMY ® nominee Mandisa’s discography includes True Beauty, It’s Christmas, Freedom and now What If We Were Real on Sparrow Records. The season 5 American Idol finalist is also an author with the release of “Idoleyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame.” Mandisa was one of only 26 Idols selected to open Walt Disney World’s American Idol Experience in early 2009. Known for her transparency, Mandisa has been seen on Today, CNN Online, E! News Live, EXTRA as well as the pages of US Weekly and People discussing her weight loss journey. She is also a multiple GMA Dove Award nominee.

For more info on Mandisa, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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