Mandisa Hundley Lynn (born October 2, 1976), and professionally known as Mandisa, is an American gospel singer and was a finalist in ninth place in the fifth season (2006) of American Idol. Mandisa has a net worth of $ 3 million
Mandisa grew up in the city of Citrus Heights and currently lives in Nashville, specifically in Antioch, Tennessee. He graduated from “The Fundamental Way High School”, then joined “American River College of Sacramento”, and specialized in studying Jazz Vocal.
At the end of his studies of Jazz entrance to the University of Fisk in Tennessee and obtained a degree in music with a specialty in vocal interpretation. She has been working as studio chorister for a variety of artists including Beth Moore, Sandi Patty, Shania Twain and Trisha Yearwood.
Participation in American Idol
Mandisa performed for the “American Idol” musical talent reality show in Chicago, announcing herself with the stage name Mandisa, was eliminated from American Idol on April 5, 2006, in ninth place.
After leaving the reality show, he signed with the label Sparrow Records in early 2007 and released his debut album “True Beauty” two months later. The album True Beauty was number 43 on the Billboard chart and won a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Album category.
Mandisa has had an arduous battle with weight loss arguing that she suffers from a great addiction to food, dedicating her second album “Freedom” to the experience that lived with her addiction. She lost 75 pounds in 2009 and lost 100 pounds in 2011.
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston are two of the artists who have inspired Mandisa. Others that influenced its growth like singer were Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard.
He has collaborated with other artists from the TobyMac gamma, Brandon Heath, Matthew West and Michael W. Smith
With his last album called “Overcomer”, she won a Grammy in 2014 for Best Contemporary Christian Album and was on the Billboard 200 at number 29 and. In 2013 “Overcomer” reached number 1 on the Billboard chart of Bubbling Under Hot 100.