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CeCe Winans Leads Nominations For 2022 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

The show will air on BET, BET HER, and BET International in August.

CeCe Winans is the most nominated artist for the 2022 Stellar Gospel Music Awards with nine nominations, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and the Albertina Walker Female Artist of the Year – all for her first live album, Believe for It.

Pastor Mike, Jr., Tamela Mann, and Jonathan McReynolds are among the other artists leading nominees.

According to a release, the 37th Stellar Gospel Music Awards will return to Atlanta for a live-taped ceremony on July 16 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Jekalyn Carr and Kierra Sheard will serve as co-hosts for the show, which will air on BET, BET HER, and BET International in August. It will also be syndicated in various local markets across the U.S. between August 13 and September 11.

Winner of the 2021 Stellar Award for artist of the year, Pastor Mike Jr. received eight nominations, including Producer of the Year, Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for his album I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol. 1.

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Tamela Mann, Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music and Todd Dulaney each received six nominations with Mali Music earning an additional nod for a feature on a separate album. Kelontae Gavin tallied five while Maverick City Music, Israel Houghton, E. Dewey Smith, Jason Clayborn and Ricky Dillard (who will also take home the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award) all received four noms.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and producer Aaron Lindsey is slated to receive the Aretha Franklin Icon Award while Candi Staton, who has had multi-genre hits in a career that stretches back six decades, will receive the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones legends award.

As for entertainment, the 2022 Stellar Gospel Music Awards will feature performances by Tye Tribbett, Marvin Sapp, Maranda Curtis, Ricky Dillard, Kelontae Gavin, Rudy Currence, Chrisette Michele, DOE, James Fortune, Jason Nelson, Travis Greene, Darrel Walls and Jor’Dan Armstrong, according to the release.

Sponsors of this year's awards include AT&T Dream in Black, Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Walmart, State Farm, Toyota, McDonald’s – Black & Positively Golden, and Aflac. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards are also proud to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Spotify.

View the full list of main category nominees below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • CeCe Winans; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade      Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Jonathan McReynolds and Mali      Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K      Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK
  • Maverick City Music; Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition; TRIBL Records
  • Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke      Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group
  • Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group

SONG OF THE YEAR

  •  All Of My Help; Nathaniel Zaccheus Bean & Ricky Dillard; Motown Gospel
  • Amazing; Michael McClure Jr., Adia Andrews, Giano Piero Reverberi, Brian Joseph Burton, Gianfranco Reverberi& Thomas DeCarlo Callaway; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group
  • Believe For It; CeCe Winans, Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee & Mitch Wong; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / RedAlliance Media
  • Help Me; Bartholomew Orr, Justin Pearson, La'Tia Mann, Phillip Bryant, Tamela Mann & Tiffany Mann; TillymannMusic Group
  • Jireh (Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine); Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore, Steven Furtick & Chris Brown;TRIBL Records


MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Israel Houghton; Feels Like Home, Vol. 1; District 11 Entertainment
  • Kelontae Gavin; The N.O.W. Experience; RCA Inspiration
  •  Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group
  • Todd Dulaney; Anthems & Glory; MNRK
  • Travis Greene; Oil + Water; RCA Inspiration


ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bri Babineaux; The Encounter Continues; Bri Babineaux Music/Tyscot
  • CeCe Winans; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Kelly Price; Grace; Motown Gospel
  • Kim Person; Journey 2.0; KLP Music Enterprise
  • Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group


DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • 1K Phew & Lecrae; No Church In A While; Reach Records
  • Dawkins & Dawkins; Never Gets Old Vol 2; Legacy Music Group
  • Israel And New Breed; Feels Like Home, Vol. 1; District 11 Entertainment
  • Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCAInspiration/MNRK
  • Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition, TRIBL Records

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • E. Dewey Smith; God Period; Pebble Street Records
  • Evvie McKinney; This Is Evvie McKinney EP; Motown Gospel
  • Jason McGee & The Choir; Power; My Block Inc.
  • Josh Copeland; No Fear; Anointed Sounds / MNRK
  • Lasha' Knox; God of Miracles; Black Smoke Music Worldwide

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Anthems & Glory; Todd Dulaney; MNRK
  • Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group
  • Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Life Room/K Approved/RCAInspiration/MNRK
  • Overcomer; Tamela Mann; Tillymann Music GroupCATEGORY #8 CHOIR OF THE YEAR
  • Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago; Praise Party Vol 1; Inspired People
  • Jason Clayborn & The Atmosphere Changers; God Made It Beautiful; Jay Clay Music / Tyscot
  • Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling; Third Round; Hez House Entertainment / RCA Inspiration
  • Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir; Miracles; Godfather Records
  • Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Anson Dawkins, Jovan J. Dawkins, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Jevon Hill, Stanley Greene Jr, Demetrius D Bizzy Smith, Xavier Gordon, Walter Millsap, Keran Vega, Daryl Brown, Chuckii Booker, Gourty Maxx, Kenneth KC Knight, Focus & DJ Mal-Ski; Never Gets Old Vol 2; Legacy Music Group
  • CeCe Winans, Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, Greg Ham, Derek Spirk & Chaz Corzine; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Michael McClure Jr. & Jevon Hill; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group
  • Todd Dulaney & Dontaniel Jamel Kimbrough; Anthems & Glory; MNRK
  • Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Marcus Hodge; Power; My Block Inc


CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Dawkins & Dawkins; Never Gets Old Vol 2; Legacy Music Group
  • Israel And New Breed; Feels Like Home, Vol. 1; District 11 Entertainment
  • Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCAInspiration/MNRK
  • Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition, TRIBL Records

CONTEMPORARY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Israel Houghton; Feels Like Home, Vol. 1; District 11 Entertainment
  • Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group
  • Todd Dulaney; Anthems & Glory; MNRK
  • Travis Greene; Oil + Water; RCA Inspiration


TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Charles Jenkins; Praise Party Vol 1; Inspired People
  • E. Dewey Smith; God Period; Pebble Street Records
  • Kelontae Gavin; The N.O.W. Experience; RCA Inspiration
  • Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel


CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bri Babineaux; The Encounter Continues; Bri Babineaux Music/Tyscot
  • CeCe Winans; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Kelly Price; Grace; Motown Gospel
  • Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group


TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Christina Bell; Still Faithful; Malaco
  • Kim Person; Journey 2.0; KLP Music Enterprise
  • Martha Munizzi; Best Days; Epic Music
  • Merry Clayton; Beautiful Scars; Motown Gospel


CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Anthems & Glory; Todd Dulaney; MNRK
  • I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group
  • Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Life Room/K Approved/RCAInspiration/MNRK
  •  Overcomer; Tamela Mann; Tillymann Music Group


TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • God Made It Beautiful; Jason Clayborn & The Atmosphere Changers; Jay Clay Music / Tyscot
  • God Period; E. Dewey Smith; Pebble Street Records
  • Journey 2.0; Kim Person; KLP Music
  • The N.O.W. Experience; Kelontae Gavin; RCA Inspiration

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Amazing; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group
  • Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Joyful; Dante Bowe; Bethel Music
  • Residue; Jason Nelson; Jaelyn Song / Tyscot / Fair Trade Services
  • We Win; Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin; RCA Inspiration


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Help Me; David Mann Jr.; Tillymann Music Group
  • Never Let Me Down; Olu Samuel Emedobi; FIYA World / MNRK
  • One Call; Caleb Seales and Jerrell Green; Reach Records
  • You're All I Need; Jason Clayborn; Jay Clay Music / Tyscot


TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago; Praise Party Vol 1; Inspired People
  • Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling; Third Round; Hez House Entertainment / RCA Inspiration
  • Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir; Miracles; Godfather Records
  • Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel


INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • How Does Christmas Sound?; Kirk Whalum; Mack Avenue Records
  • No Fear; Bart Orr; Anderson Music Group
  • Shine!; Ben Tankard; BEN-Jamin' Universal Music
  • The Good News (Instrumental); Charles Butler & Trinity; Impact One Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair TradeServices


SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • A Very Maverick Christmas; Maverick City Choir; TRIBL Records
  • Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Life Room/K Approved/RCAInspiration/MNRK
  • Let Praises Ring; E. Dewey Smith; Pebble Street Records
  • Never Gets Old Holiday Volume; Dawkins & Dawkins; Legacy Music Group


RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • No Church In A While; 1K Phew & Lecrae; Reach Records
  • Soul Therapy; Bizzle; God Over Money Records
  • Two Up Two Down; Aaron Cole; Gotee Records
  • UPPERHAND; Indie Tribe; Indie Tribe

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  • Alana Inez; Thank You Lord; Law Ent
  • Janessa Smith; Finish This Race; Inspired Recording
  • Rodney Iler; Secrets; Independent
  • Sa'Vannah Aaliyah; I Got It; BGA Music Group

 QUARTET OF THE YEAR

  • Alphonso D. Bowen; He's A Wonder; Kelsi 29 Music
  • The Brown Boyz; The Reintroduction; SIX19 Music
  • The Mighty Gospel Warriors; The Live Virtual Experience; 4clouds Records
  • Tim White & ReFocused; Always There: Live Virtual Experience; Independent


RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

  • Anthems & Glory; J. Lynn Stemley; MNRK
  • Breakthrough: The Exodus; Drew Kellum; Motown Gospel
  • Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Tyler Siemen; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK
  • Overcomer; Keston McKinnon; Tillymann Music Group


PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Anthems & Glory; Todd Dulaney; MNRK
  • Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition; Maverick City Music; TRIBL Records
  • The N.O.W. Experience; Kelontae Gavin; RCA Inspiration


PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media
  • Great; Kelontae Gavin; RCA Inspiration
  • Joyful; Dante Bowe; Bethel Music
  • Residue; Jason Nelson; Jaelyn Song / Tyscot / Fair Trade Services
  • You're All I Need; Jason Clayborn & The Atmosphere Changers; Jay Clay Music / Tyscot


RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Heal The Land; G.I.; BGA Music Group
  • My God; Jor’Dan Armstrong; Encouragement Music
  • One Call; 1K Phew & Lecrae; Reach Records
  •  Redeemed ft. Mali Music; Amethyst; Independent
  • -Sick World; Deitrick Haddon X Zaytoven; Black Own Black / Tyscot

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta
  • WGRB 1390AM, Chicago
  • WYCA Rejoice 102.3 FM, Chicago
  • WPZZ Praise 104.7, Richmond

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WAGG 610AM 100.1FM, Birmingham
  • WJYD JOY 107.1, Columbus
  • WLLV 1240 AM & 101.9FM, Louisville
  • WPCE 1400 AM, Norfolk

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WNZN 89.1, Lorain
  • WAVN FM 104.1/AM 1240, Memphis
  • WNNL- The Light 103.9, Raleigh
  • KOKA 980 AM & 93.3 FM, Shreveport

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WNRR Gospel 1380 & 93.3 FM, Augusta
  • WYPZ - FM 99.5, Macon
  • WMIR Rejoice 103.5FM/95.5FM, Myrtle Beach
  • WIMG 1300, Trenton

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

  •  Power of Worship Radio
  • GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR
  • Charles Johnson (Pastor CeJay), KOKA 980 AM, Shreveport, LA
  • Dallas A. Frazier, WAAW Shout 94.7FM, Aiken, SC
  • Melissa Wade, WNNL - The Light 103.9, Raleigh, NC
  • Randi Myles, The Detroit Praise Network, Detroit, MI

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