28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Winners

stellarKirk Franklin and Tina and Ericka Campbell of Mary Mary co-hosted the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House Saturday (Jan. 19).

In addition to hosting duties, Mary Mary was honored with nine nominations, taking home five trophies to tie the evening with Charles Jenkins.

Special honors were bestowed upon Bishop TD, Kurt Carr and Inez Andrews. Also in attendance was Shirley Caesar and former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams. This year, the Stellar Awards presented five categories highlighting the top Gospel radio stations at a special ceremony at TPAC on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The Stellar Awards aired for the first time on GMC network, in addition to 150 syndicated stations around the country. Local markets will re-air the program beginning January 26 – March 30.

28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Winners

Artist of the Year
Marvin Sapp

Song of the Year
“Awesome” Charles Jenkins, The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People

Male Vocalist of the Year
Marvin Sapp

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kierra Sheard

Group/Duo of the Year
Mary Mary

New Artist of the Year
Le’andria Johnson

CD of the Year
The Best of Both Worlds, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, Inspired People

Choir of the Year
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Producer of the Year
Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon, Rick Robinson

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year
Mary Mary

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year
The Williams Brothers

Contemporary Male of the Year
Fred Hammond

Traditional Male of the Year
Marvin Sapp

Contemporary Female of the Year
Le’andria Johnson

Traditional Female of the Year
Vanessa Bell Armstrong

Contemporary CD of the Year
Go Get It, Mary Mary, My Block/Columbia Records

Traditional CD of the Year
I Win, Marvin Sapp, Verity Gospel Music Group

Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year
“Go Get It — Go Get It,” Mary Mary, My Block/Columbia Records

Music Video of the Year
“Go Get It — Go Get It,” Darren Grant, My Block/Columbia Records

Traditional choir of the Year
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Special Event CD of the Year
Go Get It, Mary Mary, My Block/Columbia Records

Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
The Whole Truth, Da T.r.u.t.h., Xist Music/Black Fuel Entertainment

Children’s Project of the Year
Anointed By God, Anointed By God, One Voice Media

Quartet of the Year
The Williams Brothers

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
The Best of Both Worlds, Charles Jenkins, Inspired People

Praise and Worship CD of the Year
Shifting the Atmosphere, Jason Nelson, Verity Gospel Music Group

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