True Beauty (album)

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True Beauty
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ReleasedJuly 31, 2007 (2007-07-31)
Genre Gospel, CCM, R&B
Label Sparrow
Producer Jamie Moore
Mandisa chronology
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Singles from True Beauty
  1. "Only the World"
    Released: May 22, 2007
  2. "God Speaking"
    Released: October 22, 2007
  3. "Voice of a Savior"
    Released: April 2008
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True Beauty is the Grammy-nominated and debut studio album by American Idol contestant Mandisa. The first single, "Only the World", was released on May 22, 2007, and the full album was released on July 31, 2007. The album covers a remake of gospel duo Mary Mary's hit song "Shackles (Praise You)" (which Mandisa covered on American Idol in the top 11).


Subsequent singles included "God Speaking" and "Voice of a Savior", released to Christian radio in October 2007 and April 2008, respectively.

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number one on the Christian albums chart and number 43 on the Billboard 200 with over 17,000 copies sold in its first week. It broke the Billboard chart record for a female debut in Christian music and is the largest female debut in the history of her label (EMI/Sparrow Records). True Beauty has sold over 219,000 copies as of December 2010. [1] The album spent over a year on Billboard's Christian Albums and Christian and Gospel Albums charts.

Awards and nominations

True Beauty received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2007 for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.

Track listing

1."Only the World"Sam Mizell, Matthew West Shaun Shankel3:23
2."True Beauty" Mandisa, Cindy Morgan, Drew RamseyDrew & Shannon3:23
3."God Speaking"Ronnie Freeman Brown Bannister 4:55
4."Voice of a Savior"Mizell, WestDoubledutch4:47
5."Love Somebody" (featuring tobyMac & Diverse City) Cary Barlowe, Mandisa, Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Aaron RiceDoubledutch3:48
6."Unrestrained"Calvin Nowell, Tony SutherlandBrown Bannister4:31
7."Shackles (Praise You)"Warryn Campbell Christopher Stevens 3:29
8."(Never Gonna) Steal My Joy"Mizell, WestDoubledutch3:14
9."Oh, My Lord" (featuring The Fisk Jubilee Singers)Justin YorkDrew & Shannon3:17
10."Only You"Mandisa, Shaun ShankelShaun Shankel3:26
11."He Will Come"MorganBrown Bannister7:14
Total length:45:27


Chart performance for True Beauty
Chart (2007–09)Peak
US Billboard 200 [2] 43
US Christian Albums (Billboard) [3] 1
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard) [4] 29

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