Calandra Gantt has been called and anointed since the age of 3 years old to minister to the nations through music. She constantly fulfills her calling by taking the gospel arena by storm. She has over 30 years in the music industry. Calandra is known for her energetic live performances and her unique style of making every song her own. She is a firm believer that true praise and worship begins in the heart of a Christian and is only capable by having a personal relationship with Christ. It is through her personal walk with Christ that has developed her into the songwriter she is today. Not only is she a singer and songwriter but she is a musical directress, teacher, minister, instrumentalist, community servant, actress, arranger, producer, radio/tv host, mentor, businesswoman and international multiple award-winning gospel recording artist. At an early age, God promised her she would take her music to the masses internationally. Calandra has been able to infuse jazz and contemporary with her praise and worship style. Her experiences can be felt in her lyrics and expressive vocal style that reveals the many facets of who this artist was and has become on this journey. Although gospel is her main concentration, she has study and sung all styles of music from old school, R&B, jazz to classical.
Calandra uses her gift to continuously bless others by volunteering and singing on concerts and community events. She has partnered with Mind Building Academy that offers summer camp programs for kids in the Dekalb Community and scholarships for college. She has been blessed to travel to Canada, Bahamas and various states sharing her music ministry on stage with well-known national and independent artists. God also elevated this woman of God to become licensed and ordained to preach the gospel to the masses. She is known in this arena as a ball of fire teaching with simplicity and under the anointing. She gave her life to Christ at the early age of 9 years old in her home church and served under the leadership of Pastor and First Lady Willie Montgomery. She served as Youth/Young Adult Overseer/Mentor, Sunday School Teacher, Minister of Music, and Praise & Worship Leader. She directed her first choir at the age of 13 and continues to develop and train choirs to this day. She is a multiple award recipient and nominee She teaches and mentors youth in academics and music. She currently serves at Power of Faith International Worship Center in Decatur, Ga. as the praise and worship leader.
Always grateful and honored for the many awards and platforms, her focus is that you have an experience through her music and lyrics that draw you closer to God. y. She is a 4x Rhythm of Gospel Nominee, YGEA Award Nominee, 5x Prayze Factor People's Choice Award Nominee, Music Love Awards Praise/Worship Artist Winner, Gospel Image Award Nominee and 5x IGARA Radio Alliance Award Nominee, 2017 Voices of Gospel Award Nominee. She is the 2015 Akademia Award Winner for Best Christian/Pop Album and 2017 Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Praise and Worship Artist of the Year Winner and Artist of the Year. She was the host of her radio show, “The Princess of Praise Show” Monday – Saturday nights on W.E.M. The Blaze and on WYZE that aired on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, which God elevated into her own television show and aired on NowAChildProductions Broadcast Network. Her goal for the platform was to be a blessing to other artists and ministries. Her desire is that when you come into her presence that you leave empowered, inspired, and encouraged to have a relationship with Christ.
She is one of the CEO’s of BlueMile Music Consultants, LLC, a company geared toward helping indie artists and setting a different standard in the industry. She is a SAGMA member of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards; she is a voting member of the NAACP Image Awards and serves on the board for the Gospel Choice Music Awards. She just released her new book entitled, The Inspirational Series: A 30 Day Motivational Book. Her current singles, He’s Good (Live) and Bless His Name (Live) can be heard on radio and is available on all digital platforms. She released her single, Oh How I Love Jesus (Live) July 2020. Her new single, Bless His Name (Live) in August 2021 and it is rising the Billboard Most Added Charts and her live project entitled, The Praise, Worship, and Soul Experience Vol.1 dropped on September 3, 2021. She is the Co-Host of the Award-Winning Podcast , “Conversations with BlueMile” that can be seen on The OnPoint Channel Network. Her single, Oh How I love Jesus reached #31 on the UGN Global Top 50 Urban Soul Charts. The single Bless His Name reached #129 on the DRT Global Top 150 Independent Airplay Charts and #19 on the DRT Global Top 50 Gospel/Inspirational Airplay Charts and #102 on the Billboard Indicator Chart. Calandra won 2nd place in the Raise Every Showcase hosted by One Way Radio for the S&M Awards in Charlotte, NC. She is set to drop her new single, He's Good (The Remix) on September 29, 2023. Her prayer is to sow into other artists and help them elevate their craft. Her desire is that when you leave her presence you are inspired and encouraged through music. Calandra was just blessed in October 2023 to sing and be apart of the International Gospel Summit in the UK (Heathrow, London). She also attended and ministered at the Dope Women in Radio at the 2023 Spin Awards in Atlanta, Ga.
Her Daily Prayer: “Lord help me to remain humble and lowly that I may be used in every way you see fit. For it is not my ability but my availability. For I am nothing without you but I can accomplish everything with you. "AMEN
"Calandra Gantt has an amazing gift which engages fans and audiences worldwide"
- Ordinary People's Magazine Arts & Entertainment Contributor