Jessica Reedy: Road to the BET Awards 2012

The singer's journey from working mom to gospel sensation.

The Best of Sunday Best Hits the BET Awards - Jessica Reedy's rise began on a whim. Reedy accompanied a pal to the Season 2 audition for BET's Sunday Best in Washington, D.C. and wound up auditioning herself.  (Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

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The Best of Sunday Best Hits the BET Awards - Jessica Reedy's rise began on a whim. Reedy accompanied a pal to the Season 2 audition for BET's Sunday Best in Washington, D.C. and wound up auditioning herself.  (Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Performer: Jessica Reedy - Sunday Best Season 2 runner-up Jessica Reedy is still winning as she performs music from her debut CD From the Heart on Celebration of Gospel 2012.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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In the Spotlight - Before she knew it, Reedy was in the Top 20 on Sunday Best, performing for judges like Mary Mary and Bebe Winans. Her soul-churning voice caught the attention of judges and audiences alike. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

Still a Winner - Though she didn't take the crown and came in the runner-up, Jessica can still be considered a winner. After the show, she continued to travel accross the country performing and was given the nickname "Sunday Best Sweetheart." (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

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Still a Winner - Though she didn't take the crown and came in the runner-up, Jessica can still be considered a winner. After the show, she continued to travel accross the country performing and was given the nickname "Sunday Best Sweetheart." (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)

Searching for Answers - Reedy admits to hitting a low point after her Sunday Best high, wondering what to do next. "I sought God for my true purpose," she said. "The vision He had for me to fulfill ?why I was selected, what He wanted me to say and do. It was a time full of questions." It wouldn't be long before she had her answer. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)

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Searching for Answers - Reedy admits to hitting a low point after her Sunday Best high, wondering what to do next. "I sought God for my true purpose," she said. "The vision He had for me to fulfill …why I was selected, what He wanted me to say and do. It was a time full of questions." It wouldn't be long before she had her answer. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)

Finding Her Voice...Again - With faith on her side, Reedy set out to write and record her debut album. She enlisted the help of the best artists and producers in the world of Gospel, including Doc Powell, Teddy Campbell and Faith Evans.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Finding Her Voice...Again - With faith on her side, Reedy set out to write and record her debut album. She enlisted the help of the best artists and producers in the world of Gospel, including Doc Powell, Teddy Campbell and Faith Evans.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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From the Heart - After months of hard work, Reedy released her debut album, From the Heart, on September 27, 2011. (Photo: John Ricard/BET).

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From the Heart - After months of hard work, Reedy released her debut album, From the Heart, on September 27, 2011. (Photo: John Ricard/BET).

"Something Out of Nothing" - The album's first single, "Something Out of Nothing," describes Reedy's incredible journey thus far. The singer shared her experiences on 106 & Park.(Photo: John Ricard/BET).

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"Something Out of Nothing" - The album's first single, "Something Out of Nothing," describes Reedy's incredible journey thus far. The singer shared her experiences on 106 & Park.(Photo: John Ricard/BET).

Jessica Reedy\r  - Jessica Reedy looked gorgeous on the red carpet as she rocked a fitted black dress and hot short hair-do. The Sunday Best alum will sing a medley with Faith Evans on Celebration of Gospel 2012. \r(Photo: Earl E. Gibson III/BET)

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How Jessica Got Her Groove Back - Successful and confident, a once-unsure Reedy was a new woman when she attended BET's Celebration of Gospel in 2012.  (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III/ BET)

Faith Has Her Back - Reedy and pal Faith Evans performed "Dr. Love" and "Put it On the Altar" together at the Celebration of Gospel. (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III/BET)

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Faith Has Her Back - Reedy and pal Faith Evans performed "Dr. Love" and "Put it On the Altar" together at the Celebration of Gospel. (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III/BET)

On Her Side - With faith on her side, Jessica Reedy set out to write and record her debut album. She enlisted the help of the best artists and producers in the world of gospel, including Doc Powell, Teddy Campbell and Faith Evans. After months of hard work, Reedy released her debut album, From the Heart, on September 27, 2011. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Performance at the BET Awards 2012 - In three short years, Reedy has gone from single mother on welfare to gospel superstar. On July 1, her journey comes full circle when she takes the stage at the 2012 BET Awards. Watch the awards and performances at 8P/7P Central only on BET!(Photo: John Ricard/BET)