Gospel and contemporary Christian singer who finished in ninth place in the fifth season of American Idol. Her album Overcomer won a Grammy Award in 2014.
She studied vocal jazz at the American River College in Sacramento before attending Fisk for music as well.
She released her debut album, True Beauty, in 2007.
She was raised in Citrus Heights, California.
She performed the Alicia Keys song "Fallin'" for her American Idol audition.