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‘Overcomer’ drives us to break through obstacles

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Mandisa brings hope to the struggling.

“Overcomer” is an anthem for anyone who is struggling in life, from the patient fighting debilitating illness to the one trying to get their body in shape. The lyrics offer a hopeful reminder that you are in God’s hands:

You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds you
That you’re an overcomer

Driven by a determined beat, this tune would be as at home on a dance floor as it would be in a gym. The music video is filled with images of people overcoming obstacles and rising to new heights, adding just the right amount of sentiment to become truly touching.

It’s no wonder that this album won 2 Grammy awards in 2014. Mandisa does an excellent job melding her faith and her art, allowing a strong background in religion to influence her music without overpowering it. This allows her to write very stylistic songs that are as accessible to a secular audience as to a religious community.

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Song: Overcomer | Singer: Mandisa

Mandisa

Name: Mandisa Lynn Hundley

Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA

City: Nashville, TN

Latest Album: Out of the Dark

Curiosity: After placing in the top 10 of American Idol’s fifth season, Mandisa has gone on to have a successful solo career. She has produced six studio albums. In 2014, she won two Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Mandisa has been listed in the Top 5 American Idol finalists with the most Billboard No. 1 hits.

Website: http://mandisaofficial.com/home/

Facebook: mandisaofficial

Twitter: @mandisaofficial
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