Maranda Curtis (born August 4, 1979) is an American gospel singer and praise and worship leader formerly with The Potter's House Church, Dallas.

Early life


Maranda Curtis was born on August 4, 1979, in Miami as the fourth of seven children of pastor W. S. Curtis and Darlene Curtis. Before she began working professionally making gospel and praise and worship music, she grew up listening to R&B and jazz in a musical family and she sang from an early age.


Career


Curtis is a former worship leader at The Potter's House in Dallas, which is "one of the most influential churches" in the United States. In 2012, she released her first single, "Don't Take Your Love Away".Curtis's first extended play (EP), The Maranda Experience, Vol. 1, debuted atop the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart dated August 26, 2017. Curtis has explained that the title came from a desire of "making my private worship public" by "sharing my experience—the 'Maranda experience'—with others". She learned this desire of "responsible worship", she said, from a visit South Africa where she taught congregants who "would worship for three and a half hours. I was so convicted. I repented. A burning desire intensified inside of me to never be guilty of withholding my worship." The singer Fantasia commended The Maranda Experience, calling it "true worship".A live-in-concert version of the EP, Open Heaven: The Maranda Experience Live, was released the following year, as was the associated single "Nobody Like You Lord". Recorded in Delaware, the live album contains "jazz, traditional and churchy ballads ... all the sounds I grew up singing", as Curtis said. Open Heaven debuted as a Billboard number-one gospel album on May 12, 2018, and stayed on the chart for 35 weeks; "Nobody Like You Lord" debuted on the Hot Gospel Songs chart at No. 20, eventually reaching the fifth place. Later in 2018, Curtis released a Christmas music EP, Maranda Presents a Holy Christmas, which BroadwayWorld called "extraordinary in its musical arrangements" with "the expected goosebump-raising vocals delivered by Curtis". It reached No. 9 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.At the 34th Annual Stellar Awards, for gospel music of 2018–19, Curtis was nominated for seven Stellars—including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Nobody Like You Lord", and CD of the Year for Open Heaven—but she won none.


Personal life


While she was married to pastor Jamill Willis from 2010 until their divorce in 2016, she was known as Maranda Curtis Willis.

Singles


"Don't Take Your Love Away"
"Power Lord"
"Release" (The Church Choir featuring Maranda Curtis & John P. Kee; 2017)
"In Your Presence" (David Walker featuring Maranda Curtis; 2017)
"Open Heaven" (2018)
"Nobody Like You Lord" (2018)
"Joy" (2018)
"I'm All In" (2019)

You Are My Strength You Are My Strength - Maranda Curtis

God I Look To You God I Look To You - Maranda Curtis

Let Praises Rise Let Praises Rise - Maranda Curtis

Open Heaven Open Heaven - Maranda Curtis

Nobody Like You Lord Nobody Like You Lord - Maranda Curtis

I'm All In I'm All In - Maranda Curtis

Jesus I Love You More Than Anything Jesus I Love You More Than Anything - Maranda Curtis

Lord I Lift Your Name On High Lord I Lift Your Name On High - Maranda Curtis

I Made It I Made It - Maranda Curtis

Cornerstone Cornerstone - Maranda Curtis

Carry Us Through Carry Us Through - All Nations Music - Maranda Curtis

Come Right Away Come Right Away - Maranda Curtis

Press Press - Maranda Curtis

Waterfall - All Or Nothing Waterfall - All Or Nothing - Maranda Curtis - David & Nicole Binion

Waterfall Waterfall - Maranda Curtis

Lazarus Lazarus - Maranda Curtis

Run Run - Maranda Curtis

Ain’t No Need To Worry Ain’t No Need To Worry - Brian Courtney Wilson - Maranda Curtis

We Prevail We Prevail - Sinach - Maranda Curtis

Carry Us Through Carry Us Through - Maranda Curtis

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Albums & Songs

  • Never Die
  • Freedom Song
  • To Know Me
  • Lazarus
  • Bishop's Revelation
  • Die To Live
  • We Lift You Up
  • Amazing God
  • Run
  • Sparrow
  • Sparrow Reprise
  • Overcome
  • Promise
  • Live Again
  • Live Again Reprise
  • Responsible Worship (feat. Juanita Francis)
  • Come Right Away
  • I Made It
  • Presence
  • Hero
  • Press
  • Galaxy
  • God Almighty
  • Let Praises Rise (feat. Micah Blalock)
  • Nobody Like You
  • The Lord's Song
  • Victory
  • Victory Chant
  • Joy
  • The First Noel (feat. The Baylor Project & Jamison Ross)
  • Holy (The Crispell Legacy) [feat. Melvin Crispell III]
  • Holy (Reprise) [feat. Dr. Kevin Bond]
  • Mighty God (feat. Benita Jones & Sha' Simpson)
  • The Christmas Medley (feat. Amante Lacey)
  • Introduction (feat. Resound)
  • Power Lord
  • Power Lord (Reprise)
  • God Almighty
  • Maranda's Song
  • Open Heaven Prologue (feat. Pastor Pierre Johnson)
  • Open Heaven
  • Open Heaven (Reprise)
  • This Is the Day
  • This Is the Day (Reprise)
  • Thank You Medley, Pt. 1
  • Thank You Medley, Pt. 2
  • Nobody Like You Lord
  • Nobody Like You Lord (Reprise) (feat. Gene Hoskins)
  • God Almighty
  • Let Praises Rise (feat. Micah Blalock)
  • Nobody Like You Lord (Live)
  • The Lord's Song
  • Victory
  • Victory Chant
  • In Your Presence (feat. Maranda Curtis)
  • In Your Presence (Radio Edit) [feat. Maranda Curtis]