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A new season of ‘Sunday Best‘ is right around the corner!

Not only will a new season start, but they are going a completely different fun direction.  Season eight of the hit gospel competition show, ‘Sunday Best,’ will return with a special all-star edition featuring some of the contestants from the last seven seasons. Earlier this spring fans were invited to vote online for their favorites.

Check out what previous winners have been up to.

The Winners’ Circle:

Crystal Aikin

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Season 1: Crystal Aikin ‘s debut album ‘Crystal Aikin’ was released March 17, 2009. In 2010, she was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. Her sophomore album All I Need was just released.

Take a listen to her new single, So Amazing.


Y'Anna Crawley

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Season 2: Y’anna Crawley signed with Imago Dei Music Group, under which her debut album The Promise was released on August 24, 2010. She has been in the traveling production of Still Becoming and a participant in Bishop TD Jakes’ women’s conference Woman, Thou Art Loosed.

Leandria Johnson

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Season 3: Le’Andria Johnson signed with Music World Gospel and took of for the stratosphere. Her debut album, Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, was released September 6, 2011. It was quickly followed by a holiday EP, Christmas Best, which was released December 6, 2011. She was the first winner to receive a Grammy Award (2012, Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance).

Watch her beautiful tribute to Kim Burrell at the 2015 Essence Festival below:


Amber Bullock

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Season 4: Amber Bullock signed with Music World Gospel & released her debut album So In Love on July 10, 2012. Amber recently shared great news that she was ready for big things. This is what she posted:


Joshua Rogers

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Season 5: Joshua Rogers released his album Well Done released December 4, 2012. He had a busy start immediately following his win. Check out his music:

At this moment he is hosting a Q&A show entitled Teachable Moments.

Tasha Page Lockhart

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Season 6: Tasha Page-Lockhart’s debut single Different released in mid-2014, with her debut album, Here Right Now released on August 5, 2014. The album charted on the Billboard 200 charts at No. 87  and at the third position of the Top Gospel Albums chart. She topped her year by being nominated at the 30th Stellar Awards in the following categories: Albertina Walker Female Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and the Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. Tasha has been very excited about all the activities in her life.

She shared the following post recently:

Wow!!! I had no idea as to what this #singwithtasha tour would turn into. I was apprehensive at first and a little afraid that no one would want to sing with me (just being real) but the response has been amazing and to see how God is using me to impact and influence so many people is humbling and mind blowing! #humbled #influence #impact #sharing #singers #musician.

Season 7: Geoffrey Golden just revealed his new album cover for Kingdom… Live last week. Here is a taste of the music to come below.

Don’t forget Sunday Best ALL STARS premieres Sunday, July 19 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET.

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