Dream Gospel is proud to announce the signing of Texas powerhouse, Andrea Helms to it's growing roster. Andrea, who was first discovered competing for the top spot on BET's Sunday's Best show, will be releasing her debut album with Dream Gospel, Clap Your Hands, on October 27th with pre-orders starting on iTunes on October 14th. This powerful, upbeat and anointed album, is 14 songs sure to excite her fans and attract new ones.
"When your CEO tells you to pray on it, this has got to be the best fit for me", says Andrea Helms. "I'm excited for this new chapter in my life and I can't wait to have you all hear it."
Andrea's greatest goal, however, is to use her music to connect people with Jesus. "I want people to know how big Jesus is through what I sing," she says. "I want them to know He is real and that you don't have to be cleaned up to come to Jesus, you can come as you are. And if that is accomplished, then my mission is complete."
Check out her single, "Clap Your Hands":
Andrea Helms is no stranger to Gospel Music and the Gospel Music Industry. She is known for her powerful voice and performances on Season 4 of BET’s Sunday Best, is a lifelong singer and worshipper from Odessa, Texas. Andrea grew up loving music and is currently the minister of music at Friendship Church, where her father was the Pastor. Andrea now has a chance to share her passion and talents with the world. She released her first album, Moving Forward in 2012 with Music World Gospel.
Andrea’s ability to overcome her odds built a strength that would prove to be an asset to her surprising success on BET’s Sunday Best. Andrea’s journey to first runner-up on Sunday’s Best was one of faith and favor. Andrea admits that she left that platform as a much stronger and more confident performer. Andrea demonstrated her range and ability with her personal renditions of songs performed by some of the industry’s top talent including Tremaine Hawkins, Whitney Houston and Martha Munizzi. She continued to display her boldness as she put her authentic stamp on seven popular songs for her debut album, Moving Forward. She covered Mary Mary’s "Yesterday," Richard Smallwoods "I Love the Lord;" "Wind Beneath My Wings;" and two classics from Donald Lawrence. The album was well received, reaching #2 on the Billboard Gospel Chart.
In addition to her music, Andrea has been busy with theatre productions and appearances. She performed alongside Le’Andria Johnson in T.J. Hemphill’s play Perilous Times II and was requested to sing at Dr. Martin L King, Jr.’s birthday celebration in Atlanta. Andrea currently resides in Denton, TX with her husband and son. She is still currently the minister of music at her childhood church, Friendship Church, where her husband is now the pastor.