Le’Andria Johnson was released from her recording contract with Music World Gospel, effective, April 1, 2014. Johnson is now signed to RCA Inspiration Music Group.
The controversial Sunday Best Season 3 winner leaves the label owned by Matthew Knowles with a Grammy Award to her credit for a live performance of the single "Jesus" from her debut album, "The Awakening of Leandria Johnson."
The split appears to be amicable from the standpoint of Music World Gospel. Knowles wished Johnson the best and was instrumental in orchestrating her transition to RCA Inspiration he said in a statement:
“As Music World Gospel continues to move forward, I wanted to ensure that Le’Andria would have the very best opportunity to match her successes and further her talents and gifts as recording artist. I am happy that she is with one of the leading companies in the gospel industry. RCA Inspiration Music Group is part of the Sony family of labels, a company that Music World Entertainment has worked successfully with for 20 years. I am also proud of the work we achieved at Music World Gospel and I wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.”
The powerhouse singer alluded to dissatisfaction with her former label during the first year of her career in a Tweet to her fans asking if she should start her own label. In a more blatant display of disgruntlement, the following Tweet was released later:
"I have not said noting for 2 yrs now!!! Matthew Knowels [sic] is a CROOK!!! I want out!!! I'm tired of being bullied!!!!"
Johnson apologized for the latter Tweet, denying she posted it
Chris Brown of Brown & Rosen, LLC Brown, the attorney who represents Johnson, said, “Le’Andria is grateful for her early successes with Mathew Knowles and Music World Gospel. She was able to make a great impact in the gospel industry and build a solid platform that will take her to the next level.”