Mandisa Wins First Career Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album

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Staff
Oct 9, 2014
Mandisa photo from press kit

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville and, once again, Mandisa was a highlight of the show. Mandisa entered the night as one of the most nominated artists – alongside host Lecrae, Artist of the Year Hillsong United and Matt Maher – and was the previous year’s winner of the 2013 UPLift Someone Award.

Taking the stage with the Cantinas Dance Project out of California, Mandisa performed her No. 1 hit “Overcomer” for an excited Dove Awards audience. Immediately following her performance, Mandisa was awarded her first career Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer.

"I am very thankful for this," said Mandisa. "I think back to eight years ago, and American Idol, and I was convinced that I was being kicked to the curb. I didn't know what to do, but I'm a living witness, if you seek first the Kingdom of God.”

Overcomer has already proven to be Mandisa’s best work, having picked up a GRAMMY® Award earlier this year for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The title track, which earned its own GRAMMY®, remained at No. 1 for 12 weeks, was performed on ABC's Good Morning America, features a star-studded music video and has nearly 4.5 million views on YouTube. The album also propelled Mandisa to win the Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (“Overcomer”) awards at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards.

Just last month, Mandisa debuted her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes. The project features 11 remixes of her biggest hits - including "Overcomer," "Stronger" and "Good Morning." Mandisa is currently on the “Thrive Tour” with Casting Crowns and Sidewalk Prophets. To see if Mandisa is coming to a city near you, visit mandisaofficial.com/home/tour.

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) this Sunday, October 12.

About Mandisa:
With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® Award Winner, Dove Award 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 recently 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 cancer survivors within the San Francisco ‘49ers family. Her album, Overcomer, released in 2013 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 12 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart as well as the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for several weeks. In 2014 alone, Mandisa has picked up her first GRAMMY Award, Dove Award and K-LOVE Fan Award. Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer. Additionally, Mandisa was awarded Song of the Year ("Overcomer") and Female Artist of the Year at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, is available now.

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