Sunday Best (season 3)

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Sunday Best
Genre Reality
Starring Kirk Franklin
Donnie McClurkin
Tina Campbell
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) D'Angela Proctor Steed and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, Kirk Franklin and Erica and Tina Campbell
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BET
Chronology
Preceded by Sunday Best (Season 2)
Followed by Sunday Best (Season 4)
External links
[Sunday Best on BET Website]

Sunday Best is a gospel-singing reality television competition on BET.

The third season of Sunday Best saw the removal of Bebe Winans as a judge amid personal scandal. Winans was replaced by Donnie McClurkin and Erica was replaced by Yolanda Adams.[1] Kim Burrell joined the cast of Sunday Best in Season 3 as the contestant's mentor.[2] The season began taping in April 2010 and aired from May 2010 to June 20, 2010.

The winner of Sunday Best's third season was Le'Andria Johnson, 27, crowned over finalist Elder Goldwire McLendon, 79 on June 20, 2010. More than 2 million Americans voted in the Sunday Best season 3 finale to crown Johnson the winner.[3][4] Johnson, a 27-year-old mother of three at the time of her win, was awarded a recording contract and a 2010 Ford SHO.[5]

Le’Andria's debut album "The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson" debuted on the Billboard Gospel album charts at #1, and has maintained the position for 2 weeks. [6] The album also peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Independent Record Label chart, #29 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart and #24 on Billboard 200. [7]

Le’Andria released "Christmas Best", a Christmas EP on November 21, 2011 exclusively to Best Buy, and Nationally December 6, 2011. Making her the first winner of Sunday Best to release more than one project so far. [8]

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