What If We Were Real

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What If We Were Real
Mandisa - What If We Were Real.jpg
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 fourth 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 number one on the Hot Christian Songs chart and as of August 31, 2011, has sold 194,000 copies.[6]

"Waiting for Tomorrow" was the second single and peaked at number nine on the Hot Christian AC chart.

"Good Morning" featuring Christian artist TobyMac was the third single. It sold 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: 38:29


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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  2. ^ (c) 2008 Design/development by Visual Inventor Ltd. Co. www.VisualInventor.com. "Mandisa". Mandisa.sparrowrecords.com. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  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.