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Freedom (2009)

Updated: Apr 27

Freedom is the third studio album by Christian singer Mandisa, released on March 24, 2009 by Sparrow Records. Production duties were done by Christopher Stevens and Brown Bannister.

Released as the proper follow-up to her 2007 debut release True Beauty, Freedom continues her mix of gospel, R&B and pop. The album was preceded by the lead single "My Deliverer." It was released to Christian radio and digital formats in early 2009. The song is about someone who was helpless, and was watching, waiting, praying, staying down on his/her knees waiting for the Lord to rescue him/her. It became an immediate hit and climbed to the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian radio charts. Mandisa filmed a music video for the second single "He Is With You" and she covers another Mary Mary track "Dance, Dance, Dance." The track "The Definition of Me" is a collaboration duet with Mandisa and Blanca Reyes (known professionally as Blanca) of the Christian hip hop group Group 1 Crew.

Freedom debuted and peaked at number 4 on the Top Christian Albums and at number 83 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. In 2010, Mandisa earned her second Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and at the Dove Awards, she was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "My Deliverer."

Track listing

1. My Deliverer (Tony Wood, Chad Cates, Jason Walker) -3:15

2. How Much (Matthew West, Sam Mizell) -4:00

3. He Is With You (Cindy Morgan, Ronnie Freeman) -4:03

4. The Definition of Me (featuring Blanca) (Sam and Rebecca Mizell, Jose Manwell

Reyes, Aaron Rice) -3:30

5. Not Guilty (Mandisa Lynn Hundley, Matthew West, Sam Mizell) -4:34

6. Leave It in the Valley (Ben Glover) -3:40

7. Victorious (Sam Mizell, Jeff Pardo) -3:27

8. Broken Hallelujah (Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman, Gina Boe) -5:05

9. Freedom Song (Mandisa Lynn Hundley, Matthew West, Sam Mizell) -3:38

10. Dance, Dance, Dance (Erica and Tina Campbell, Warren Campbell) -3:10

11. You Wouldn't Cry (Andrew's Song) (Mandisa Lynn Hundley, Cindy Morgan,

Catt Gravitt) -5:26

Production credits

Christopher Stevens -producer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 10)

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11)

Radio singles

2009 "My Deliverer" -#9 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #9 Billboard Christian

Airplay, #8 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

2009 "He Is With You" -#21 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #21 Billboard Christian

Airplay, #12 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

Previous release: It's Christmas (2008)

Watch the music video of "He Is With You" here:

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