Minister 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. Calandra is a saved and anointed woman of God, 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 in to 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 host, mentor and award winning gospel 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 sponsoring and singing on benefit concerts and through volunteer work in her community. She has been blessed to travel to various states sharing her music ministry and the stage with well-known national and independent artists. God also elevated this woman of God to become licensed in 2009 and ordained in 2018 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 – Greater Moses Chapel Baptist Church, where she currently serves under the leadership of Pastor and First Lady Willie Montgomery as Youth Overseer/Mentor, Youth and Young Adult 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 4x Rhythm of Gospel Nominee, YGEA Award Nominee, 5x Prayze Factor People's Choice Award Nominee, Music Love Awards Praise/Worship Artist Nominee, Gospel Image Award Nominee and 5x IGARA Radio Alliance Award Nominee, 2017 Voices of Gospel Award Nominee. She is the 2015 Akademia Award Winner for Best Christian/Pop Album and 2017 Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Praise and Worship Artist of the Year Winner. God blessed her also with her own radio show,”The Princess of Praise Show “that aired every 2nd and 4th Friday on WYZE 1480am and her desire is once again to hit the radio waves in the future. She released 2 singles My Season and Living Miracle in November of 2015. Her music can be found on iHeart Radio, Spotify and all digital retailers. She is excited about what God is doing for the ministry. She re-released her album entitled, I Surrender -Songs of Reflections, VOL. 1. in 2017 and is scheduled to release her 4th album entitled, “The PWS Experience, Vol. 5 Live and Unplugged in 2018. Her desire is that when you come into her presence that you leave blessed, inspired, and encouraged through the anointing. She is Faithful, Focused and Fruitful.
"Calandra Gantt has an amazing gift which engages fans and audiences worldwide"
- Ordinary People's Magazine Arts & Entertainment Contributor