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Stellar Awards 2017 Main Show Stage

Source: Earl Gibson, Arnold Turner / Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One

Central City Productions hosted the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards last night in Las Vegas, NV at The Orleans Arena. The annual show, hailed as an “epic night in gospel music,” was hosted by Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown

Also taking place during the Stellar Gospel Music Awards were close to 50 other events including concerts, workshops, industry panels and listening parties.  These events targeted the Gospel Community with some of the biggest names in Gospel from Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, David Mann and Earl Bynum to Lucinda Moore, Gi and Terrence Bell.

The telecast will premiere on TV One, on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 6pm ET with encores at 8pm and 11pm ET. Additionally, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication April 15-May 7, 2017.

The night included performances by Tamela Mann, Shirley Caesar, Jekalyn Carr, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Bizzle, Canton Jones, Da’ Truth, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Jonathan Butler, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs, Doug Williams, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Da Chosen Brothaz, Donnie McClurkin and more.

Stellar Awards founder, Don Jackson bestowed special honors upon gospel legend Spencer Taylor (of the Highway QC’s) and Reverend Clay Evans. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame inductees included: Fred Hammond, Mississippi Mass Choir, Catherine Brewton, Harvey Watkins, Jr. and Dr. Leonard Scott

Below are the 2016 – 2017 – 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Winners:1

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

SONG OF THE YEAR

– MADE A WAY, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN MARTIN & DAVID MANN, ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN), TILLY MANN

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– DONNIE MCCLURKIN, THE JOURNEY (LIVE), RCA INSPIRATION

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

– ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

– GOD PROVIDES – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

– WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN), ROCK JACOBS, FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

– WOW GOSPEL 2016, VARIOUS ARTISTS, RCA INSPIRATION

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

– I AM JUSTICE, CANTON JONES, CAJO INTERNATIONAL

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

– JOSHUA’S TROOP, IT’S MY TIME, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

– KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT, VOLUME 1, WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

– ANNIE STOLL, THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE), RCA INSPIRATIO

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

 

JAMES CLEVELAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SPENCER TAYLOR, THE HIGHWAY QC’S

AMBASSADOR DR. BOBBY JONES LEGEND AWARD

REV. CLAY EVANS

THOMAS A. DORSEY MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HARVEY WATKINS, JR., THE CANTON SPIRITUALS

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR WINNERS

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WIGO – AM 1570, ATLANTA, GA, LARRY YOUNG

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WOKB 1680AM, ORLANDO, SHANTI PERSAUD

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • PRAISE 104.7 FM WPZZ 104.7, RICHMOND, REGINALD BAKER and
  • SHEILAH BELLE “The Belle”

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

– WIMG 1300 AM, TRENTON, ED LONG

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

– SOAR RADIO, SOARRADIO.COM, JUSTIN FRANCIS

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

  • MICHAEL CHANDLER, WFMI – REJOICE MUSICAL SOUL FOOD

source: TheBelle Report.com

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