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 multiple award recipient and nominee. Always grateful and honored for the many awards and platforms, her focus is that you have an experience through her music and lyrics that draw you closer to God. She is currently working on her Live project entitled, “The PWS Experience, Live and Unplugged. She was the host of her radio show, “The Princess of Praise Show” Monday – Saturday nights on W.E.M. The Blaze and on WYZE that aired on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, which God has elevated now into her own television show on The OnPoint Channel and airs in 250 million viewer’s homes nationally and internationally.Her desire is once again to hot the radio wave with the goal to use this platform as a blessing to other artists and ministries. When you come into her presence her prayer is that you leave empowered, inspired, and encouraged to have a relationship with Christ.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. Her current single, He’s Good (Live) and My Season (Live) can be heard on radio and is available on all digital platforms. She was just appointed as the Executive Director of Artist Development for One Nation under God Records. Her prayer is to sow into other artists and help them elevate their craft. 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