36th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations Announced

Stellar Awards

The Stellar Awards is back and has an amazing list of nominees. The live show taping is returning to Nashville, debuting at the glamorous Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of the city’s booming downtown area on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Below find every category and nominee.

Category #1

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Anthony Brown & group therAPy; 2econd Wind: Ready; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
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Jonathan McReynolds; People; eOne Music
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Kierra Sheard; Kierra; Karew / RCA Inspiration
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Maverick City Music; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records

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Pastor Mike Jr.; Big: Freedom Sessions; Black Smoke Music Worldwide

Category #2

SONG OF THE YEAR

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All in His Plan Ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary; PJ Morton; Morton Inspiration/Tyscot
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Man of your word; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess, Chandler Moore & Tony Brown; Tribl Records
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Movin’ On ft. Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson; eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Nobody Like Jesus ft. Lisa Knowles Smith; James Fortune, AyRon Lewis & David Dickinson; ~ FIYA World / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Something Has to Break (Live) ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Kierra Valencia Sheard, J. Drew Sheard II, Jonathan Smith & Mia Fields; Karew / RCA Inspiration

Category #3

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Anthony Brown; 2econd Wind: Ready; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
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Chandler Moore; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
Jonathan McReynolds; People; eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Marvin Sapp; Chosen Vessel; Verity Records
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Pastor Mike Jr.; Big: Freedom Sessions; Black Smoke Music Worldwide

CATEGORY #4

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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CeCe Winans, Never Lost, Pure Springs Gospel
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Jekalyn Carr; Changing Your Story; Lunjeal Music Group
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Kierra Sheard; Kierra; Karew / RCA Inspiration
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Naomi Raine; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Royalty: Live at The Ryman; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #5

DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

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All Nations Music; Come Alive; All Nations/RCA Inspiration
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Anthony Brown & group therAPy; 2econd Wind: Ready; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
stellar gospel music awards
Juan & Lisa Winans; It Belongs to Me; DARE Records
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Maverick City Music, Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1, Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
The Clark Sisters, The Return, Karew Entertainment/Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #6

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Jonathan Traylor; The Unknown; Motown Gospel
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Juan & Lisa Winans; It Belongs to Me; DARE Records
stellar gospel music awards
Maverick City Music; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
Melvin Crispell III; I’ve Got A Testimony; BET/RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
Rich Tolbert Jr.; Never Be Defeated; Campfire Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade

CATEGORY #7

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
stellar gospel music awards
Changing Your Story; Jekalyn Carr; Lunjeal Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
Kierra; Kierra Sheard; Karew / RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Maverick City Music; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
People; Jonathan McReynolds; eOne Music

CATEGORY #8

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

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Chicago Mass Choir; My Soul Says Yes; New Haven Records
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JJ Hairston; Not Holding Back; JamesTown Music / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Jonathan Nelson; The Reunion; JToons Music / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir; Look to the Hills; SRT / Shanachie
stellar gospel music awards
Ricky Dillard; Choirmaster; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #9

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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Anthony Brown & Justin Savage; 2econd Wind: Ready; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
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Fred Hammond; Alright; Face to Face
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Jonathan McReynolds, Darryl “LiLMaN” Howell & Rogest “Rosco” Carstarphen, Jr.; People; eOne Music
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Tony Brown & Johnathan Jay; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
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Kenneth Leonard, Jr.; Royalty: Live at The Ryman; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #10

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

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All Nations Music; Come Alive; All Nations/RCA Inspiration
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Anthony Brown & group therAPy; 2econd Wind: Ready; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
stellar gospel music awards
Maverick City Music; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
The Clark Sisters; The Return; Karew Entertainment/Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #11

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

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D. Morton and Gifted; Live Experience in Clarksville, TN; Band Geek Music Group
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DK. DRU Featuring Bishop Rance Allen, Paul Porter, Chris Byrd & True Victory; Man from Galilee; Blockbuster Management/ SRT Entertainment
stellar gospel music awards
The Gospel Legends; Just One Touch; OTH Records
stellar gospel music awards
The Clark Sisters; Gospel According to PJ; Morton Inspiration/Tyscot

CATEGORY #12

CONTEMPORARY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Jonathan McReynolds; People; eOne Music
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Marvin Sapp; Chosen Vessel; Verity Records
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Pastor Mike Jr., Big: Freedom Sessions, Black Smoke Music Worldwide
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Travis Greene; Broken Record; RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #13

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Byron Cage; Isolation; Malaco/Air Gospel
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Donnie McClurkin; A Different Song; Camdon Music / RCA Inspiration
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Rev. Luther Barnes; Look to the Hills; SRT / Shanachie
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VaShawn Mitchell; Home for Christmas; V Man / Tyscot / Fair Trade

CATEGORY #14

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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CeCe Winans; Never Lost; Pure Springs Gospel
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Kierra Sheard; Kierra; Karew/ RCA Inspiration
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Koryn Hawthorne; I AM; RCA Inspiration
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Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Royalty: Live at The Ryman; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #15

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Jekalyn Carr; Changing Your Story; Lunjeal Music Group
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Kim Burrell; Gospel According to PJ; Morton Inspiration / Tyscot
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Le’Andria Johnson; Gospel According to PJ; Morton Inspiration / Tyscot
stellar gospel music awards
Le’Andria Johnson; Hold On; RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #16

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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2econd Wind: Ready; Anthony Brown & group therAPy; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
stellar gospel music awards
Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
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Kierra; Kierra Sheard; Karew / RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
People; Jonathan McReynolds; eOne Music

CATEGORY #17

TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

stellar gospel music awards
A Different Song; Donnie McClurkin; Camdon Music / RCA Inspiration
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Changing Your Story; JeKalyn Carr; Lunjeal Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
My Soul Says Yes; Chicago Mass Choir; New Haven Records
stellar gospel music awards
The Cry: A Live Worship Experience; William McDowell; Delivery Room Music / Integrity Music

CATEGORY #18

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

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Alright; Fred Hammond; Face to Face
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I Got It; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
stellar gospel music awards
It Keeps Happening (Live); Kierra Sheard; Karew / RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
Movin’ On ft. Mali Music; Jonathan McReynolds; eOne Music

CATEGORY #19

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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Bless Your Name; Deandre’ Berry; All Nations/RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
Never Lost; Cmon Creative; Pure Springs Gospel
stellar gospel music awards
People; Austin Peckham; eOne Music
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Something Has to Break (Live); James Hairston IV; Karew / RCA Inspiration
stellar gospel music awards
Touch from You; David Mann; Tillymann Music Group

CATEGORY #20

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

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Chicago Mass Choir; My Soul Says Yes; New Haven Records
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Pastor Todd Curry featuring St. Peter, The Rock, Inc. Ministry Choir; Standing on The Rock; TLC Unlimited, Inc.
stellar gospel music awards
Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir; Look to the Hills; SRT / Shanachie
stellar gospel music awards
Ricky Dillard; Choirmaster; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #21

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

stellar gospel music awards
Jason McGee & The Choir; Warryn Campbell Presents My Block Inc.; My Block Inc.
stellar gospel music awards
JJ Hairston; Not Holding Back; JamesTown Music / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Jonathan Nelson; The Reunion; JToons Music / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Kenny Lewis & One Voice, Undefeated, PureSound Muzik Group

CATEGORY #22

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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Let the Organ Play; David Wright; Godfather Records
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My Tribute; Myron Butler; Major Mynor Productions / Sherman James Productions
stellar gospel music awards
The Prayer Closet Volume II; Kevin Moore; Independent

CATEGORY #23

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

stellar gospel music awards
2econd Wind: Ready; Anthony Brown & group therAPy; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
stellar gospel music awards
Gospel According to PJ; PJ Morton; Morton Inspiration/Tyscot
stellar gospel music awards
Maverick City Christmas; Maverick City Music; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack; Various Artists; Releve Entertainment

CATEGORY #24

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
stellar gospel music awards
DayBreak; Flame; Clear Sight Music
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His Glory Alone; KB; HGA Music / Essential Sound
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The Book of Mali; Mali Music; K Approved/RCA Inspiration

CATEGORY #25

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

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Alana Inez; Child of the King; Law Ent
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Anthony White & Detroit Youth Choir; Glory; DYC Entertainment
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Christian Bolar; I Believe; BGA Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
Janessa Smith; He’s Able; Inspired Recording

CATEGORY #26

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

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D. Morton and Gifted; Live Experience in Clarksville, TN; Band Geek Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
God’z Chozen; Sign Me Up; Approve Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
The Gospel Legends; Just One Touch; OTH Records
stellar gospel music awards
Young Men 4 Christ; Elevation; B.R.A.T.T. Music Studio

CATEGORY #27

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

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Stuck in the House: The Pandemic Project; Brik Liam; Key of A / Tyscot / Fair Trade
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Changing Your Story; Sherilyn Bennett; Lunjeal Music Group
stellar gospel music awards
People; Lawrence Murray; eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Royalty: Live at The Ryman; Justin Foster & Drew Kellum; Motown Gospel

CATEGORY #28

PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

stellar gospel music awards
Dream Again: Live from Rock City; James Fortune; FIYA World / eOne Music
stellar gospel music awards
Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Maverick City Music; Tribl Records
stellar gospel music awards
Never Be Defeated; Rich Tolbert Jr.; Campfire Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade
stellar gospel music awards
Royalty: Live at The Ryman; Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Motown Gospel
stellar gospel music awards
The Maranda Experience Volume 2; Maranda Curtis; Butterfly Works / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Services

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

KOER-LP FM, Houston
WOKB 1680 AM, Orlando
WPZS Praise 100.9 FM, Charlotte
WYCA Rejoice 102.3 FM, Chicago

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

WAGG 610AM/100.1FM, Birmingham
WERM 1220 AM, Mobile
WHAL-FM 95.7 Hallelujah FM, Memphis
WLNO 1060 AM, New Orleans

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

Heaven 98.3 FM – WWLD-H2, Tallahassee
WIMG1300, Trenton
WNRR Gospel 1380 & 93.3 FM, Augusta
WTAL Hallelujah 95.3FM & 1450AM, Tallahassee

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

God’s House of Hip Hop Radio/GH3 Radio, http://www.gh3radio.com
Power of Worship Radio, http://www.powerofworship.net
PRAYz.FM, http://www.PRAYz.FM
uGospel Radio, http://www.uGospel.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

  • Dr. Sctonda Kelly Gordon, WNRR Gospel 1380 & 93.3 FM, Augusta, SC
  • Carmina Barnett, KRGN 98.5, Killeen/Harker Heights, TX
  • Melanie Pratt, WPZS – Praise 100.9, Charlotte, NC
  • Sheilah Belle, WPZZ Praise 104.7 FM, Richmond, VA