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Mandisa
Birth name Mandisa Lynn Hundley
Born October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02) (age 31)
Origin Citrus Heights, California
Genre(s) R&B, Gospel, CCM
Years active 2006—present
Label(s) EMI, Sparrow Records

Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Citrus Heights is a city located in Sacramento County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Sparrow Records is a popular Christian Music record label; a Division of EMI Music. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...

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Biography

Mandisa grew up in Citrus Heights, California (Sacramento County) and graduated from El Camino Fundamental High School. She then attended American River College in Sacramento where she studied Vocal Jazz. Then she was off to Fisk University in Tennessee and graduated with a bachelor's of music degree with a concentration in vocal performance. Mandisa currently resides in the suburban Nashville community of Antioch, Tennessee. When she auditioned for American Idol in Chicago, she asked the judges to call her "just Mandisa", and she has been billed as Mandisa (with no last name) on the show since the show's Hollywood round. Mandisa was a backup singer for famed Christian author and speaker Beth Moore. She has stated her musical influences run the gamut from Whitney Houston to Def Leppard. Citrus Heights is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,071. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... American River College (ARC) is a two-year community college located in the southern edge of unincorporated Foothill Farms in Sacramento County, California. ... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ... Fisk University is a historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. It was established by John Ogden, Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath and Reverend Edward P. Smith and named in honor of General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedmens Bureau. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Antioch is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, located in the southern part of Davidson County. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Beth Moore (born 1957) is the founder and best-known member of Living Proof Ministries, an evangelical organization for women based on biblical principles. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ...


Idol judge Simon Cowell made several comments about Mandisa's weight during her audition. When he first saw her, he quipped are we "going to have a bigger stage this year." Later, when Paula Abdul commented that Mandisa had a "Frenchie" growl to her voice, Cowell responded that a more apt comparison would be to France itself. These were among comments that drew the ire of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, and would be one of the reasons Mandisa would entitle her 2007 album "True Beauty". Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Franchelle Frenchie Davis (born November 18, 1979) is a former American Idol contestant who was disqualified in 2003 for appearing in topless photos on the Internet. ... The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, or NAAFA, was founded in 1969 by William Fabrey in New York. ...


When Mandisa presented herself to the judges prior to the final cut-down to the season's 24 semi-finalists, she told Cowell: "what I want to say to you is that, yes, you hurt me and I cried and it was painful, it really was. But I want you to know that I've forgiven you and that you don't need someone to apologize in order to forgive somebody. I figure that if Jesus could die so that all of my wrongs could be forgiven, I can certainly extend that same grace to you." Cowell told Mandisa that he was "humbled" and apologized to her immediately.


On the March 7, 2006 Idol show, she stated in her pre-performance video that she sucked her thumb until she was 24 years old. She performed a rendition of Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" which drew praise from all three judges. She was among the 12 contestants chosen on March 9, 2006, as a finalist in Idol's fifth season. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... Im Every Woman is a 1978 hit single by Chaka Khan, her first hit outside of her recordings with funk band Rufus. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Finals Stevie Wonder Week- Mandisa performed "Don't You Worry bout' A Thing. During this week Randy commented that her performance wasn't as great as her rendition of "I'm Every Woman", but he said she was the best so far. Paula said Mandisa can sing anything. Simon said she was the best so far. Traditionally the final week of the semester (or quarter) of high school, college, or university, in which students take final exams reviewing the semester. ...



1950's Week- Mandisa sang a 1954 classic "I Don't Hurt Anymore". Randy loved it and thought that she had set the mark. Paula commented that the performance was flawless and that Mandisa was a throbred. Simon proclaimed that he loved it and that Mandisa made herself and the song very sexy.


Elimination

Mandisa was eliminated from American Idol on April 5, 2006, in the Top 9, having never previously been in the Bottom 3 (she was there with Paris Bennett and Elliott Yamin, neither of whom had been in the bottom 3 either). Mandisa revealed that, when the first group of Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler and Chris Daughtry was sent back to safety, and Mandisa, Elliott and Paris were on the stage on one side and the other group of Ace Young, Katharine McPhee and Bucky Covington on the other side, she told Paris and Elliott that it was most likely their own group in the bottom three, as she remembered how the same thing had happened in American Idol (Season 3), when the three divas landed in the bottom three, and was sure that it would probably be a "shocker" like that one as Ace, Katharine and Bucky had all been in the bottom three earlier. She, like most eliminated contestants, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno one day later. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... This article is about the musician. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... This article is about the singer. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American Country Music Singer. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ...


After 'Idol'

Mandisa performed the song "I Don't Hurt Anymore" at the TV talk show, Live with Regis and Kelly. Mandisa sang with Gladys Knight at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and collaborated with tobyMac and Kirk Franklin on tobyMac's recent album, Portable Sounds.[2] Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Portable Sounds is the third full-length studio album, from Christian artist tobyMac. ...


Her book IdolEyes (with Angela Elwell Hunt) was published by Tyndale House in May 2007. She performed on American Idol Extra with her song "True Beauty". There is a line in the performance that ran, "You can keep all your red high heels and your open toed shoes; I'm good in my barefeet." This line likely refers to Mandisa's belief that she does not need to dress provocatively or appear half-dressed, like many of today's female performers, to be a singer or sell albums. Some viewed the line as a playful reference to fellow American Idol Season Five finalists Kellie Pickler and Katharine McPhee, who recorded songs titled "Red High Heels" and "Open Toes," respectively, for their debut albums. American Idol Extra is a television show that is shown on the Fox Reality channel and billed as the show that picks up right where American Idol leaves off. The program features the first full-length interview with the most recent eliminated contestant and various behind-the-scenes material. ...


Mandisa released her first single, "Only the World," on May 22, 2007. The song had a successful debut on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart, which tracks commercial single sales, debuting at #2 and reached #1 the following week. It is also getting major airplay on Christian radio stations. The track is available for purchase on ITunes along with the future album track "True Beauty". Only The World is the debut single from American Idol finalist, Mandisa, from her upcoming True Beauty album. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Her first full-length album was released on July 31, 2007. It debuted at #1 on the Top Christian Albums charts, making it the first time a new female artist has debuted at #1 in the charts 27 year history. [3] It also debuted at #43 on the Billboard 200, an unusually high debut on that chart for a Christian artist. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Her second single "God Speaking" was released to Christian radio in October.


American Idol performances

Semifinals

  • February 21, 2006 - "Never" by Heart
    • The judges were impressed, saying she started the show off on a great note.
  • February 28, 2006 - "Cry" by Faith Hill
    • The judges were generally positive, and Simon identified her as the leading female in the competition.
  • March 7, 2006 - "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan
    • The judges said she "sounded amazing" and "it was in a completely and utterly different league; it was brilliant."

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Pop Culture References

The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Robert Sikoryak is a comic book artist who specializes in making comic adaptations of literature classics, producing a mashup of high and low cultures. ...

Discography

Full Length Albums

Album Statistics
True Beauty
  • Released: July 31, 2007
  • Chart Positions: #43 US, #1 Hot Christian Albums
  • Sales: 52,000[4]
  • Producers: Shaun Shankel, Drew & Shannon, Brown Bannister, Doubledutch & Christoper Stevens [5]
  • Singles: "Only The World", "God Speaking"
Album Statistics
Christmas Joy EP
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Chart Positions: n/a
  • Sales: n/a
  • Producers:
  • Singles: "Christmas Makes Me Cry"

True Beauty is the debut studio album by American Idol contestant, Mandisa. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Only The World is the debut single from American Idol finalist, Mandisa, from her upcoming True Beauty album. ... Christmas Joy EP is the first Christmas album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Christmas Joy EP is the first Christmas album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. ...

Singles

Year Title Billboard Chart Positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 Hot Singles Sales Hot Christian AC Hot Christian Songs Canada
2007 "Only The World" - 1 (5 weeks) 6 7 3 True Beauty
2007 "Christmas Makes Me Cry" - Christmas Joy EP

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot 100 Single Sales Chart is one of three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Airplay Chart & Hot Digital Songs that determine the chart positions of singles on the Billboard Hot 100. ... Hot Christian Songs is a Billboard chart of the top 20 Christian music singles of the week. ... Only The World is the debut single from American Idol finalist, Mandisa, from her upcoming True Beauty album. ... True Beauty is the debut studio album by American Idol contestant, Mandisa. ... Christmas Joy EP is the first Christmas album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. ... Christmas Joy EP is the first Christmas album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. ...

True Beauty Billboard Chart Performance

Week # Billboard Christian Week Sales +/- Cumulative Sales
1 43 1 17,000 100% 17,000
2 88 4 8,000 52% 25,000
3 122 4 6,000 29% 31,000

Other Appearances

"Lose My Soul" - TobyMac (with Kirk Franklin & Mandisa), from the album "Portable Sounds" Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is known for his role as a member of the Christian music group dc Talk. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Portable Sounds is the third full-length studio album, from Christian artist tobyMac. ...


"Redeemer" - Beth Moore Presents Songs of Redemption Beth Moore (born 1957) is the founder and best-known member of Living Proof Ministries, an evangelical organization for women based on biblical principles. ...


"Dance, Dance, Dance" - Sonic Praise 2: Worship for Life


Mandisa appeared on the 700 Club on July 9th 2007. She discussed the release of her new album "True Beauty" and book "IDOLeyes". Mandisa sang a song from the new album "God Speaking".


Bibliography

  1. IdolEyes May 9, 2007

References

  1. ^ "Gray-haired Hicks brings soul to Idol" by Wade Kwon for the Scripps Howard News Service, 17 March 2006. Retrieved May 25, 2006.
  2. ^ Star Song
  3. ^ http://billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus.jsp
  4. ^ http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=47291
  5. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout

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