Le'Andria Johnson - Sooner Or Later - Live BET Sunday Best Season 5 - 2012

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Le'Andria Delores Johnson (born January 23, 1983) is an American gospel singer. She was the season three winner of the BET gospel singing competition show Sunday Best.[1]

Johnson's Sunday Best coronation song, "I Shall Leap into My Destiny", co-written by Johnson, entered the Billboard Gospel chart at number 1. Johnson's post-Sunday Best recording The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson was released in August 2011,[2] Music World Entertainment Gospel and Music World Music. The album debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Gospel Albums, number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Independent Albums, and number 24 on the Billboard 200.[3] Johnsons' second major-label album The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson, which included seven new songs, was released in February 2012.[4] Johnson is the first Sunday Best contestant to receive a Grammy Award, which she won in 2012 for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
Johnson expressed in an in-depth interview with the Associated Press[9] that for quite some time after her Sunday Best win she partied, drank, and "lived it up" while singing the Gospel and pastoring. This was an issue because many in the Christian community felt that her conduct revealed troubling character and spiritual issues.[22]

Rumors started to circulate about Johnson as she performed on Celebration of Gospel with a noticeable bulge in her midsection. Johnson received negative attention after she confirmed that she was pregnant with her fourth child, unlike the previous three children, this one was out of wedlock.[23][24] Johnson continued to perform and minister through the pregnancy.[25][26][27][28]

In September 2015, Johnson broadcast for 10 minutes on Periscope while drinking Patron, a brand of tequila.[29] During the broadcast, she used profanity, criticized the church, including Christians who were being hypocritical. ’"[30]

Johnson's Periscope appearance stirred controversy and outrage by some in the Christian community.[30] A few days after her broadcast, she appeared on Praise 102.5 FM (Joy105.com) to defend her actions. Johnson said she broadcast on Periscope to "keep it real" and "invite people into her life."