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Mandisa Receives Fifth Grammy Nomination

Nashville, TN (December 9, 2013) -- 2013 has arguably been the most electrifying year of Mandisa’s career, and it’s closing on a high note with two GRAMMY® nominations in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Category for her best-selling and critically acclaimed project Overcomer, as well as her No. 1 smash single “Overcomer” receiving the nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Additionally, the songwriters behind the song (David Garcia, Ben Glover and Christopher Stevens) that reigned No.1 on the National Christian Audience chart for 12 weeks, as well as No. 1 for 14 weeks on SoundScan's Digital Core Genre Christian chart, garnered a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. The 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The GRAMMY® nominations complete a jam-packed year for the singer, which included Mandisa’s debut of the nominated single on Good Morning America (GMA), followed by the No. 1 rated morning show’s world premiere of the powerful music video for "Overcomer." GMA named and launched Robin Roberts’ Overcomer Series with the hit track, and Mandisa also welcomed Elisabeth Hasselbeck during her first day on cable’s No. 1 morning show Fox & Friends. With performances on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, KATIE, Extra, BetterTV, and her Grand Ole Opry debut, Mandisa also received coverage from USA Today, TIME, Christianity Today, E! News, FUSEtv, TBN with Kirk Cameron, Billboard, First for Women magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Ladies Home Journal, American Family Radio, ABC News Radio, WOR radio and much more.

This fall, she launched her own clothing line, SimplyMandisa, and has been touring as a part of six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac’s acclaimed “Hits Deep Tour.” Joining Mandisa on the tour, which kicked off Nov. 7 and runs through December 13 are Brandon Heath, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Chris August and Capital Kings.

About Mandisa:
With over 800,000 records sold, five-time GRAMMY® nominee and Season 5 American Idol 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 latest album, Overcomer, released August 27 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album's title track holding on to the No. 1 spot for several weeks on the National Christian Audience chart as well as the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for 12 weeks and counting. GMA world premiered the music video, which includes special appearances from former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Captain Mark Kelly, Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and other special guests. Mandisa boasts a widespread list of media coverage, which include: Good Morning America, KATIE, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, LIVE! With Regis and Kelly, The Doctors, E! News, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, US Magazine, People Magazine, and CNN.

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