I'm Getting Ready

Album: Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (2017)


  • This stirring gospel anthem is a call to action for anyone feeling beaten down by life's troubles. Leonard is joined by Nicki Minaj, who raps some prosperity gospel bars.
  • The song debuted at #1 on the Hot Gospel Song Charts, marking Leonard's fourth chart-topper. Her previous leaders were "Break Every Chain" (2013), "For Your Glory" (2015) and "Put a Praise on It," featuring Kierra Sheard (2016). It was the first gospel chart-topper for Minaj.
  • This was only the second time since the first Hot Gospel Songs chart in July 2005 that a women-only track had bowed at the summit. On the listing dated April 25, 2015, The Voice finalist Koryn Hawthorne's version of the hymn "How Great Thou Art" debuted at # 1.
  • There was a backlash from some of Leonard's more conservative fans to her collaborating with Minaj.
    "Some (of the listeners) have never experienced God ever, and she exposed that audience, in her way, to the God that she loves," Cobbs told Essence in light of the jeers she'd received.


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