What If We Were Real

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What If We Were Real
Studio album by Mandisa
Released April 5, 2011[1]
Recorded July 2010-January 2011[2][3]
Genre Gospel, CCM, R&B
Label Sparrow
Producer Christopher Stevens, Dan Muckala, Chance Scoggins[1]
Mandisa chronology
What If We Were Real
Singles from What If We Were Real
  1. "Stronger"
    Released: January 7, 2011[1]
  2. "Waiting for Tomorrow"
    Released: 2011
  3. "Good Morning"
    Released: 2012

What If We Were Real is the third studio album by CCM singer Mandisa. The album was released on April 5, 2011 on Sparrow Records. This album received a nomination at 54th Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.[4]


Mandisa began work on the album in July 2010. She also co-wrote three songs on the album.[1] The album also features a guest appearance from tobyMac on the song "Good Morning".[5]


The first single off of the album was "Stronger". It peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart and as of August 31, 2011 having sold 194,000 copies.[6]

"Waiting for Tomorrow" was the second single off of the album and has since peaked at No. 9 on the Hot Christian AC chart.

"Good Morning" featuring Christian artist TobyMac was released as the third and final single from the album. It has sold over 138,000 copies.[6] On October 11, 2014 it has been certified Gold by RIAA.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stronger"   Christopher Stevens, David Garcia, Ben Glover 3:33
2. "What If We Were Real"   Cindy Morgan, Mandisa Hundley, Glover 3:19
3. "These Days"   Glover, Tony Wood, Brian White 3:17
4. "The Truth About Me"   Wood, Simon Hawkins, Kerrie Roberts, Ronnie Freeman 3:32
5. "Say Goodbye"   Sam Mizell, Jeff Pardo 3:12
6. "Good Morning" (featuring tobyMac) Toby McKeehan, Jaime Moore, Cary Barlowe, Hundley, Aaron Rice 3:23
7. "Waiting for Tomorrow"   Glover, Pardo 3:17
8. "Just Cry"   Hundley, Wood, Freeman 4:35
9. "Temporary Fills"   Ricky Free, Michael Fordinal 2:44
10. "Free"   Rice, Lauren Evans, Moore, Barlowe 4:09
11. "Lifeline"   Robin Ghosh, Wood & Jason Barton 3:28
Total length:


Chart history[edit]

The album sold 8,000 copies, debuting at No. 66 on the Billboard 200 albums chart[9] and at number two on the Christian Albums chart.[10] The album debuted with higher sales and peaked in better chart positions than her previous album, Freedom.[11] It has sold a total of 196,000 copies as of August 2012.[12]


Chart (2011) Peak
Billboard 200[10] 66
Christian Albums[10] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Christian Albums[13] 18


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  3. ^ "Twitter / Mandisa: Last studio day! I told pr". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / Mandisa: Producer sent me the versi". Twitter.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Kelly Clarkson has the top-selling 'Idol' single ever". Content.usatoday.com. July 5, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mandisa’s “Good Morning” Digital Single RIAA Certified Gold » Mandisa Official". Mandisa Official. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "What If We Were Real [+Digital Booklet]: Mandisa: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Adele re-takes top album spot; Jennifer Hudson drops from Top 10 -USAToday". Content.usatoday.com. April 13, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "Billboard Christian Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mandisa Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "USAToday". Content.usatoday.com. August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Billboard: Best of 2011: Christian Albums". Retrieved December 15, 2011.