Gospel powerhouse, Y’Anna Crawley took home the coveted New Artist of the Year Award during the 27th annual Stellar Awards. With the debut of her freshman album, “The Promise”, Crawley trumped The Greater Mount Calvary Recording Choir, Preashea Hilliard, and Todd Dulaney for the win.
Known for her combination of melodic R&B and “church-girl” vocals, Y’Anna was ushered into the gospel music community as the 2009 winner of BET’s hit singing competition, Sunday Best. Beating out thousands of hopefuls from across the country, Y’anna wowed the judges and fans alike with her powerful voice and stage presence, becoming the show’s second winner.
Listen below as Crawley gets interviewed at the Stellar Awards after winning New Artist of The Year by Khalif Townes for uGospel.com. They briefly discuss her thoughts on winning a Stellar Award and how she planned to celebrate! She also discusses future plans and explains the message she wanted delivered through her album, “The Promise”.