“Calandra has the talent and determination, but most importantly the anointing to be a success in the gospel music industry. She is truly a force to be reckoned with and I am honored that God has approved of our association to spread his message together." ” - James Roach
— CEO- IQ Productions
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. It is for this reason she has been deemed as "The Princess of Praise" by her peers. Calandra 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. Through her music ministry her desire is to reach the masses and encourage them to have a personal relationship with Christ.
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.
Calandra uses her gift to continuously bless others by volunteering and using her gifts on benefit 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 like Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Melvin Crispell III, Isaac Carree, Damon Little, Keyla Richardson, Joshua Rogers, Darius Paulk, The Wardlaw Brothers and more. 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 you in academics and music. She served as Praise and Worship leader for New Beginnings International Worship Center in McDonough, Ga and currently serves at Word of Life Family Christian Center in Atlanta, Ga. 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. 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.
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 is the Co-CEO of BlueMile Music Consultants, LLC, a company geared toward helping indie artists and setting a different standard in the industry. She just released her new book entitled, The Inspirational Series: A 30 Day Motivational Book. 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 show, “Conversations with BlueMile” that can be seen on DWGN TV and The OnPoint Channel Network. 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.