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27th Annual Stellar Awards First Round Ballot nominations are IN!

Who’s going to have the honor of winning big at the 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards this year? The initial process has begun to narrow down the nominees for each category. The Official First Ballot for the Stellar Gospel Music Awards is now available for voting for SAGMA members only from now until September 2, 2011. SAGMA members can vote by clicking here

This has truly been an amazing year in Gospel Music. In reviewing the list of first round nominees, I must say this is going to be hard! Everyone in each category has worked hard and even ministered hard. Some of the nominees will come without surprise and as for others; all I can say is “It Is Just Their Season”

Out of the 30 categories, leading with 10 nominations each are Mary Mary and VaShawn Mitchell. Next with 9 nominations are, Deitrick Haddon, James Fortune & Fiya and “Gospel’s New Leading Man” Earnest Pugh. 8 nominations, Ricky Dillard & New G, Kirk Franklin, Canton Jones,  Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Tye Tribbett and Brian Courtney Wilson. With 7 nominations each are Israel Houghton and The Mississippi Mass Choir. With 6 Nominations are Beverly Crawford, Martha Munizzi and Troy Sneed. 5 Nominations, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan Nelson, LeCrae, Shekinah Glory Ministry, Smokie Norful. Kim Burrell and Bishop Paul S. Morton has 4 nominations each. Lastly, Yolanda Adams,  Lonnie Hunter and Wess Morgan all have 3 nominations.

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards was the first Gospel Music award show in the country, honoring Gospel Music Artists, Writers, and Industry Professionals for their contributions to the Gospel Music Industry and has now become a premier Gospel Event, honoring and recognizing the top entertainers in the industry.

Below, you can find the entire list of nominees and categories for the Official First Ballot:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

LECRAE , CD TITLE – REHAB: THE OVERDOSE, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

LECRAE , CD TITLE – REHAB, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

MARY MARY , CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR , CD TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G , CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY , CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

SMOKIE NORFUL , CD TITLE – HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, LABEL – TREMYLES

MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 , CD TITLE – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

TROY SNEED , CD TITLE – MY HEART SAYS YES, LABEL – EMTRO GOSPEL

TYE TRIBBETT , CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

VASHAWN MITCHELL , CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC

DORINDA CLARK COLE, CD TITLE – BACK TO YOU, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

BEVERLY CRAWFORD, CD TITLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

KIRK FRANKLIN, CD TITLE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON, CD TITLE – BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MUSIC, LABEL –LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

SONG OF THE YEAR:

DARIUS PAULK/VASHAWN MITCHELL, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/ NOBODY GREATER – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

DEITRICK HADDON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/ WELL DONE- CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

HAROLD LILLY, JR./THE SOUL SEEKERS, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/IT’S ALL GOD – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

JAMES FORTUNE & AYRON LEWIS, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I BELIEVE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC

JAMES FORTUNE & EARNEST PUGH, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I NEED YOUR GLORY – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

JOHN LAKIN, III/RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/GOD IS GREAT – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

JONATHAN NELSON, KENNETH SHELTON & DARIEN DENNIS, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/EXPECT THE GREAT – BETTER DAYS, LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

JULES BARTHOLOMEW/ MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/GOD MADE ME – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MALACO

KIRK FRANKLIN, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

LUKE MERCER/BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/AWESOME GOD – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

PABLO VILLATORO, ELVIN NEGO & TYE TRIBBETT, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/FRESH – FRESH, COLUMBIA RECORDS

PJ MORTON/TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/OVER & OVER – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOPSEL/MUSIC WORLD

SAMUEL BUTTS/BEVERLY CRAWFORD, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR A MIRACLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

STAN JONES/BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/ALL I NEED – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

TROY SNEED, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/MY HEART SAYS YES – MY HEART SAYS YES, LABEL – EMTRO GOSPEL

WARRYN CAMPBELL, ERICA CAMPBELL, TINA CAMPBELL, NEAL CONWAY & CRYSTAL WATERS, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/WALKING – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

WESS MORGAN, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I CHOOSE TO WORSHIP – UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN, LABEL – BOWTIE WORLD MUSIC

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, CD TITLE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

JONATHAN NELSON, CD TITLE – BETTER DAYS, LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

SMOKIE NORFUL, CD TITLE – HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, LABEL – TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL

TROY SNEED, CD TITLE – MY HEART SAYS YES, LABEL – EMTRO GOSPEL

TYE TRIBBETT, CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

WESS MORGAN, CD TITLE – UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN, LABEL – BOWTIE WORLD MUSIC

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

AMI RUSHES, CD TITLE – TESTIFY, LABEL – AMI RUSHES MINISTRIES

DORINDA CLARK COLE, CD TITLE – BACK TO YOU, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

BEVERLY CRAWFORD, CD TITLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

KIM BURRELL, CD TITLE – THE LOVE ALBUM, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

LASHUN PACE, CD TITLE – REBORN, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

MARTHA MUNIZZI, CD TITLE – MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

YOLANDA ADAMS, CD TITLE – BECOMING, N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR:

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

MARY MARY, CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CD TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, CD TITLE – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

DEWAYNE HARVEY & GREATER BLESSINGS PRAISE TEAM, CD TITLE – THE REPORT OF THE LORD, LABEL – INNOVATIVE RECORDS

GAIL HOLMES, CD TITLE – I RECEIVE YOUR LOVE, LABEL – HABAKKUK MUSIC, INC.

GREATER MOUNT CALVARY RECORDING CHOIR, CD TITLE – GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY, LABEL – CALVARY RECORDS

JANET SUTTON & THE VOICES OF ACME CHOIR, CD TITLE – TIS SO SWEET, LABEL – GOP ENTERTAINMENT

JAYESS, CD TITLE – GENESIS SNAPSHOT, LABEL – ZOE RECORDS

JESSICA REEDY, CD TITLE – GOD HAS SMILED ON ME, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

LEVEL 3:16, CD TITLE – LEVEL 3:16, LABEL – CROSS MOVEMENT RECORDS

PREASHEA HILLIARD, CD TITLE – LIVE OUT LOUD, LABEL – SOUNDEFX MEDIA/BLACKSMOKE

TANYA DALLAS-LEWIS, CD TITLE – MIRACLES, LABEL – KINGDOM GATE MUSIC GROUP

TODD DULANEY, CD TITLE – PULLIN ME THROUGH, LABEL – GOLDSTREET GOSPEL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

CD OF THE YEAR:

LECRAE , CD TITLE – REHAB, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

MARY MARY , CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G , CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 , CD TITLE – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

TYE TRIBBETT , CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, CD TITLE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – XV LIVE, LABEL – NEW HAVEN RECORDS

DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DEWAYNE WOODS, CD TITLE – MY LIFE’S LYRIC, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

KIRK FRANKLIN, CD TITLE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

JONATHAN NELSON, CD TITLE – BETTER DAYS, LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

TODD DULANEY, CD TITLE – PULLIN ME THROUGH, LABEL – GOLDSTREET GOSPEL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

CHOIR OF THE YEAR:

MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR , CD TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G , CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY , CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – LIVE TO WORSHIP, LABEL – T RECORDS

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – XV LIVE, LABEL – NEW HAVEN RECORDS

LONNIE HUNTER & STRUCTURE, CD TITLE – I’M BACK, LABEL – BLACK SMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

AARON LINDSEY, TOMMY SIMS, & ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

MICHAEL BEREAL, MICHAEL SMITH, MARQUE WALKER, SHAWN BIGBY, ALPHAEUS ANDERSON, EARNEST PUGH & AYRON LEWIS, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

CHRIS BYRD/ THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CD TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

JAMES D. ROBINSON, JR., RICKY DILLARD, WILL BOGLE, MICHAEL TAYLOR, & RODNEY TAYLOR, CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

JAMES FORTUNE, AYRON LEWIS & TERRANCE VAUGHN, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC

KIRK FRANKLIN, CD TITLE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

KURT CARR/AMI RUSHES, CD TITLE – TESTIFY, AMI RUSHES MINISTRIES

LUCIUS B. HOSKINS/ KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACK SMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

MARTHA MUNIZZI, CD TITLE – MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

MICHAEL BEREAL & PROFESSOR JAMES ROBERSON/BEVERLY CRAWFORD, CD TITLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

MOSES TYSON, JR. & EDWIN HAWKINS, CD TITLE – MUSIC REMASTERED & SACRED ORGAN, LABEL – TYMO RECORDS

MYRON BUTLER/TONYA BAKER, CD TITLE – TONYA BAKER: THE LIVE ENCOUNTER, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

PASTOR JERRY Q. PARRIES/BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON, CD TITLE – BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MUSIC, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

PERCY GRAY, JR. & JERAL GRAY, SR./CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – XV LIVE, LABEL – NEW HAVEN RECORDS

PHIL TARVER & MICHAEL WEATHERSPOON/ SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

SMOKIE NORFUL & JASON TYSON, CD TITLE – HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, LABEL – TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL

STAN JONES/BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, CD TITLE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

STEVEN FORD/GREATER MOUNT CALVARY RECORDING CHOIR, CD TITLE – GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY, LABEL – CALVARY RECORDS

TROY SNEED & DERRIEUX EDGECOMBE, CD TITLE – MY HEART SAYS YES, lABEL – EMTRO GOSPEL

TROY SNEED/ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – LIVE TO WORSHIP, LABEL – T RECORDS

TYE TRIBBETT, CHAUNCEY CHILDS, & JAMES POYSER, CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

VASHAWN MITCHELL, DANIEL WEATHERSPOON & RICK ROBINSON, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

WARRYN CAMPBELL & JAMES D. ROBINSON,JR./DORINDA CLARK COLE, CD TITLE – BACK TO YOU, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

WARRYN CAMPBELL & THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

WARRYN CAMPBELL/MARY MARY, CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR:

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

MARY MARY, CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, CD TITLE – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR:

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CD TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

LONNIE HUNTER, CD TITLE – I’M BACK, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, CD TITLE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

ISSAC CARREE, CD TITLE – UNCOMMON ME, LABEL – SOVEREIGN AGENCY/DOOR SIX

JONATHAN NELSON, CD TITLE – BETTER DAYS, LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

TED WINN, CD TITLE – BALANCE, LABEL – TEDDY’S JAMZ, INC./SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

TROY SNEED, CD TITLE – MY HEART SAYS YES, LABEL – EMTRO GOSPEL

TYE TRIBBETT, CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

WESS MORGAN, CD TITLE – UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN, LABEL – BOWTIE WORLD MUSIC

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

CALVIN SUGGS, CD TITLE – GLORYLAND, LABEL – ALEGACY MUSIC GROUP

JOHN P. KEE, CD TITLE – THE LEGACY PROJECT, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

MOSES TYSON, JR., CD TITLE – MUSIC REMASTERED & SACRED ORGAN, LABEL – TYMO RECORDS

RANCE ALLEN, THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TTYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

SMOKIE NORFUL, CD TITLE – HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, LABEL – TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

DARLENE MCCOY, CD TITLE – I SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE, LABEL – RKD MUSIC MANAGEMENT

DORINDA CLARK COLE, CD TITLE – BACK TO YOU, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

GAIL HOLMES, CD TITLE – I RECEIVE YOUR LOVE, LABEL – HABAKKUK MUSIC, INC.

JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, GOODNESS & MERCY, LABEL – EUPHONIC RECORDS

JESSICA REEDY, CD TITLE – GOD HAS SMILED ON ME, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

KIM BURRELL, CD TITLE – THE LOVE ALBUM, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

MARTHA MUNIZZI, CD TITLE – MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

MARY ALESSI, CD TITLE – PRESSING ON, MIAMI LIFE SOUNDS

PREASHEA HILLIARD, CD TITLE – LIVE OUT LOUD, LABEL – SOUNDEFX MEDIA/BLACKSMOKE

TANYA DALLAS-LEWIS, CD TITLE – MIRACLES, LABEL – KINGDOM GATE MUSIC GROUP

TONYA BAKER, CD TITLE – TONYA BAKER: THE LIVE ENCOUNTER, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

YOLANDA ADAMS, CD TITLE – BECOMING, N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

AMI RUSHES, CD TITLE – TESTIFY, LABEL – AMI RUSHES MINISTRIES

BEVERLY CRAWFORD, CD TITLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE, CD TITLE – THERE’S GONNA BE A MEETING, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

GENITA PUGH, CD TITLE – ORIGINAL WORSHIP, LABEL – ETERNITY RECORDS

LASHUN PACE, CD TITLE – REBORN, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

TWINKIE CLARK, CD TITLE – WITH HUMILITY, LABEL – ARROWHEAD GOSPEL

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR:

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, CD TITLE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, CD TITLE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

KIRK FRANKLIN, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

MARY MARY, CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

TED WINN, CD TITLE – BALANCE, LABEL – TEDDY’S JAMZ, INC./SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, CD TITLE – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

TYE TRIBBETT, CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR:

MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – LIVE TO WORSHIP, LABEL – T RECORDS

BEVERLY CRAWFORD, CD TITLE – LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES – VOL. 2, LABEL – JDI RECORDS

DEWAYNE WOODS, CD TITLE – MY LIFE’S LYRIC, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE, CD TITLE – THERE’S GONNA BE A MEETING, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

JOHN P. KEE, CD TITLE – THE LEGACY PROJECT, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

LASHUN PACE, CD TITLE – REBORN, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

SMOKIE NORFUL, CD TITLE – HOW I GOT OVER: SONGS THAT CARRIED US, LABEL – TREMYLES MUSIC/EMI GOSPEL

THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CD TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE/PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/JUST LOVE – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/AWESOME GOD – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/ALL I NEED – JUST LOVE DELUXE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

BRYAN WILSON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS (THE MOON SONG) – EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS, LABEL – BRYAN’S SONGS/CE MUSIC

CANTON JONES, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/WINDOW – DOMINIONAIRE, CAJO RECORDS

DEITRICK HADDON, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/WELL DONE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DORINDA CLARK COLE, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/BACK TO YOU – BACK TO YOU, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

EARNEST PUGH, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I NEED YOUR GLORY – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACK SMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I BELIEVE – I BELIEVE, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

JESSICA REEDY, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/PUT IT ON THE ALTAR – PUT IT ON THE ALTAR, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

JESSICA REEDY, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/GOD HAS SMILED ON ME – GOD HAS SMILED ON ME, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

KIM BURRELL, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/SWEETER – THE LOVE ALBUM, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

KIRK FRANKLIN, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

LASHUN PACE, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/SOMETHING 2 LIVE 4 – REBORN, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

MARY MARY, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/WALKING – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/OVER & OVER – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

YOLANDA ADAMS, SONG TITLE – CD TITLE/BE STILL – BECOMING, LABEL – N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHORT FORMAT:

CANTON JONES, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/GOD – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

CHRISTIAN HEUER/MARY MARY, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/WALKING – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

KRISHNAR LEWIS/KIM BURRELL, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/SWEETER – THE LOVE ALBUM, LABEL – SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT

LECRAE, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/JUST LIKE YOU – REHAB, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

MARTHA MUNIZZI, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/EXCELLENT -MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

MAX NICHOLS/KIRK FRANKLIN, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/I SMILE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

MICHAEL GIANCANA/CALVIN SUGGS, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/DO NOTHING – GLORYLAND, LABEL – ALEGACY MUSIC GROUP

MR. BOOMTOWN/TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/OVER & OVER – ANGEL & CHANELLE, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL/MUSIC WORLD

RYAN BETZLER/TWINKIE CLARK, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/AWESOME GOD – WITH HUMILITY, LABEL – ARROWHEAD GOSPEL

TEDASHII, VIDEO TITLE – CD TITLE/LAST GOODBYE – BLACKLIGHT, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – LONG FORMAT:

DEITRICK HADDON, VIDEO TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON:PART ONE, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DEWAYNE & DONNA HARVEY, VIDEO TITLE – THE REPORT OF THE LORD, LABEL – INNOVATIVE RECORDS

JERRY PARRIESBISHOP PAUL S. MORTON, VIDEO TITLE – BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN MUSIC, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

JOE PACE, VIDEO TITLE – PRAISE FOR THE SANCTUARY, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

MELANIE SCOTT/THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, VIDEO TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, VIDEO TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

RICKY DILLARD, VIDEO TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

STEPHEN YAKE & ERIC KALLEVIG/AMI RUSHES, VIDEO TITLE – TESTIFY, LABEL – AMI RUSHES MINISTRIES

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR:

MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR , CD TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

RICKY DILLARD & NEW G , CD TITLE – KEEP LIVING, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – LIVE TO WORSHIP, LABEL – T RECORDS

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – XV LIVE, LABEL – NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CHRIS & KYLE WITH TRUE SPIRIT, CD TITLE – HEAL ME, LABEL – EMTRO RECORDS

DEWAYNE HARVEY & GREATER BLESSINGS PRAISE TEAM, CD TITLE – THE REPORT OF THE LORD, LABEL – INNOVATIVE RECORDS

DEXTER WALKER & ZION MOVEMENT, CD TITLE – MOVE II: BRING THE CHOIR BACK, LABEL – INDEPENDENT

GREATER MOUNT CALVARY RECORDING CHOIR, CD TITLE – GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY, LABEL – CALVARY RECORDS

JANET SUTTON & THE VOICES OF ACME CHOIR, CD TITLE – TIS SO SWEET, LABEL – GOP ENTERTAINMENT

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR:

SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY , CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

LONNIE HUNTER & STRUCTURE, CD TITLE – I’M BACK, LABEL – BLACK SMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

INSTRUMENTAL GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR:

HAROLD RAYFORD, CD TITLE – I AM THE INSTRUMENT, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

MOSES TYSON, JR., CD TITLE – MUSIC REMASTERED & SACRED ORGAN, LABEL – TYMO RECORDS

TODD LEDBETTER, CD TITLE – MEDITATIONS: HYMNS IN THE KEY OF JAZZ, LABEL – DAMALJAH

WINSTON STEWART, CD TITLE – SEASON, LABEL – JOYFUL RECORDS

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR:

HEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY , CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

BISHOP LEONARD SCOTT PRESENTS, CD TITLE – MY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE, LABEL -TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

JENNIFER HOLLIDAY & REV. RAPHAEL G. WARNOCK, CD TITLE – GOODNESS & MERCY, LABEL -EUPHONIC RECORDS

JOHN P. KEE, CD TITLE – THE LEGACY PROJECT, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON, CD TITLE – BISHOP MORTON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF MUSIC, LABEL – LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

MOSES TYSON, JR., CD TITLE – MUSIC REMASTERED & SACRED ORGAN, LABEL – TYMO RECORDS

VARIOUS ARTISTS, CD TITLE – KINGDOM BUSINESS 3, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

VARIOUS ARTISTS, WOW GOSPEL 2011, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

VARIOUS ARTISTS, MOST POWERFUL VOICES, VOL. 1, LABEL – MUSIC WORLD GOSPEL

VARIOUS ARTISTS, CD TITLE – GOTTA HAVE GOSPEL: ULTIMATE CHOIRS, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

VARIOUS ARTISTS, CD TITLE – ENCOURAGED, LABEL -TIME LIFE/SONY MUSIC

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – MY SONGBOOK, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

RAP/HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR:

LECRAE , CD TITLE – REHAB: THE OVERDOSE, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

LECRAE , CD TITLE – REHAB, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

BIZZLE, CD TITLE – TOUGH LOVE & PARABLES, INDEPENDENT

FLAME, CD TITLE – CAPTURED, LABEL – CLEAR SIGHT MUSIC

JAYESS, CD TITLE – GENESIS SNAPSHOT, LABEL – ZOE RECORDS

J’SON, CD TITLE – CITY LIGHTS, LABEL – LAMP MODE RECORDINGS

K-DRAMA, CD TITLE – WE FIT: THE WORKOUT PLAN, lABEL – CROSS MOVEMENT RECORDS

LEVEL 3:16, CD TITLE – LEVEL 3:16, LABEL – CROSS MOVEMENT RECORDS

PASTOR AD3, CD TITLE – NO PAIN NO LOVE, LABEL – S.H.O.C.K. MUZIK WORLDWIDE

PRO, CD TITLE – REDEMPTION, LABEL – REFLECTION MUSIC GROUP

SHONLOCK, CD TITLE – NEVERODDNOREVEN, LABEL – ARROW RECORDS/UNIVERSAL

TEDASHII, CD TITLE – BLACKLIGHT, LABEL – REACH RECORDS

THE PHANATIK, CD TITLE – PARTY OVER HERE, LABEL – CROSS MOVEMENT RECORDS

VIKTORY, CD TITLE – BIRTH OF A LEGACY: VOL. 1, LABEL – VIKTORIOUS MUSIC GROUP

CHILDREN’S PROJECT OF THE YEAR:

SANTIAGO & CLAUDE DEUCE , CD TITLE – MY DESTINY PLACE – MY IMAGINATION, LABEL – OPEN RIVERS PICTURES/TAESIS/WORD DISTRIBUTION

CJ BALLANCE, CD TITLE – IF GOD SAID IT, LABEL – GOSPEL VISIONS ENTERTAINMENT

EVA SABINIANO, CD TITLE – BORN TO PRAISE CD 3, LABEL – INDEPENDENT

GLP, CD TITLE – BARBARA MITCHELL PRESENTS GLP, LABEL – BM PRODUCTIONS

PURE N HEART, CD TITLE – TEEN PURE IN HEART LIVE, LABEL – MUSIC2CHANGEU RECORDS

T-REP THE YOUNG PRAYZR, CD TITLE – LET’S GO, LABEL – YUNGSTA GRIND ENTERTAINMENT

THE VELAZQUEZ FAMILY SINGERS, CD TITLE – TEN, LABEL – Z.A.V.E. RECORDS

QUARTET OF THE YEAR:

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON & THE SPIRITUAL VOICES, CD TITLE – BACK 2 BASICS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP, CD TITLE – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE II, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR:

ALEXA BAILEY & WENDY JONES/ THE SOUL SEEKERS, CD TITLE – SOUL SEEKERS II, LABEL – MY BLOCK RECORDS/MALACO MUSIC GROUP

CHRIS KEEGAN/CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – XV LIVE, LABEL – NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CHRISTINA JONES/ CANTON JONES, CD TITLE – DOMINIONAIRE, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

CHRISTINA JONES/ VARIOUS ARTISTS, CD TITLE – KINGDOM BUSINESS 3, LABEL – CAJO RECORDS

CORTES NYC/TYE TRIBBETT, CD TITLE – FRESH, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS

DENISE TROTMAN & GREG GILLIGAN/ KIRK FRANKLIN, CD TITLE – HELLO FEAR, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DENISE TROTMAN/DEITRICK HADDON, CD TITLE – CHURCH ON THE MOON, LABEL – VERITY GOSPEL MUSIC GROUP

DENNIS HECKLER/MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, CD TITLE – …THEN SINGS MY SOUL, LABEL – MALACO

DESHON, LAMAR GALES, & AYERS/GREATER MOUNT CALVA RY RECORDING CHOIR, CD TITLE – GREATER MOUNT CALVARY LIVE: AS TOLD BY THE MUSIC MINISTRY, LABEL – CALVARY RECORDS

EDDY BOER, ANDREW BECKMAN, & SAM NOERR/ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

FUSAKO CHUBACI/MARY MARY, CD TITLE – SOMETHING BIG, LABEL – COLUMBIA RECORDS/MY BLOCK RECORDS

MANDY STRONG/YOLANDA ADAMS, CD TITLE – BECOMING, LABEL – N-HOUSE MUSIC GROUP

MARTHA MUNIZZI, CD TITLE – MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

TANNER GRAY/VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

WFN PRODUCTIONS/AARON NEVILLE, CD TITLE – I KNOW I’VE BEEN CHANGED, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL/TELL IT RECORDS

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR:

SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY , CD TITLE – REFRESHED BY FIRE, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

BISHOP LEONARD SCOTT PRESENTS, CD TITLE – MY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE, LABEL -TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

EARNEST PUGH, CD TITLE – EARNESTLY YOURS, LABEL – BLACKSMOKE MUSIC WORLDWIDE

ISRAEL HOUGHTON, CD TITLE – LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE., LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

JOE PACE, CD TITLE – PRAISE FOR THE SANCTUARY, LABEL – TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

JONATHAN NELSON, CD TITLE – BETTER DAYS, LABEL – INTEGRITY MUSIC

MARTHA MUNIZZI, CD TITLE – MAKE IT LOUD!, LABEL – EPIC MUSIC

MARY ALESSI, CD TITLE – PRESSING ON, MIAMI LIFE SOUNDS

PREASHEA HILLIARD, CD TITLE – LIVE OUT LOUD, LABEL – SOUNDEFX MEDIA/BLACKSMOKE

TODD DULANEY, CD TITLE – PULLIN ME THROUGH, LABEL – GOLDSTREET GOSPEL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

TONYA BAKER, CD TITLE – TONYA BAKER: THE LIVE ENCOUNTER, LABEL – KINGDOM RECORDS, INC.

VASHAWN MITCHELL, CD TITLE – TRIUMPHANT, LABEL – EMI GOSPEL

SPOKEN WORD CD RECORDING OF THE YEAR:

MARCO THE POET, CD TITLE – MARCO THE POET EP, INDEPENDENT

MICHAEL DIALLO MCLENDON, CD TITLE – THE DIALLO EXPERIENCE, LABEL – SEEDWORKS RECORDS

SELAH, CD TITLE – LOOK AT YOU LOVING ME, LABEL – PAUSE AND THINK MINISTRIES

TRUPOETRY, CD TITLE – TRUPOETRY, LABEL – TRUPOETRY

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Khalif M. Townes is the Founder/President/CEO of the That's True Media, LLC (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.) He is also the creator of uGospel.com. Townes formed uGospel.com to provide an outlet where up to the minute information on the Faith Based Community and Gospel Music Industry can be accessed with the click of a button.