Eddie Levert's Gospel Contemporaries

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The Spotlight - Although Eddie Levert has always been a member of the O'Jays, he has done solo work from time to time even took on the big screen in 2006's movie, Fighting Temptations.(Photo: Ethan Miller/WireImage)

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance:  Bishop Hezekiah Walker - "Every Praise" - Walker takes folks to church in this hand-clapping, foot-stomping track that reminds us to give thanks. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

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Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance:  Bishop Hezekiah Walker - "Every Praise" - Walker takes folks to church in this hand-clapping, foot-stomping track that reminds us to give thanks. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

Kirk Franklin - For over two decades, Fort Worth, Texas, native Franklin has distinguished himself as a leader within the gospel arena, collaborating with people from all genres of music. In fact, Franklin has written for most of the film soundtracks we've gorwn to love, including Prince of Egypt, Get on the Bus and The Preacher's Wife. Not to mention that the mogul owns his own record label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, which is home to The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart.   (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)

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Kirk Franklin - For over two decades, Fort Worth, Texas, native Franklin has distinguished himself as a leader within the gospel arena, collaborating with people from all genres of music. In fact, Franklin has written for most of the film soundtracks we've gorwn to love, including Prince of Egypt, Get on the Bus and The Preacher's Wife. Not to mention that the mogul owns his own record label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, which is home to The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)

Israel Houghton - Worship leader and singer Israel Houghton's voice, depth and growth over the course of his career has made him a figurehead in gospel, like Levert is to R&B.   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Israel Houghton - Worship leader and singer Israel Houghton's voice, depth and growth over the course of his career has made him a figurehead in gospel, like Levert is to R&B. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Byron Cage - From the group Purpose to his superstar status, Byron Cage's influence has rocked the gospel space and solidified his position now and forever as a star.    (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)

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Byron Cage - From the group Purpose to his superstar status, Byron Cage's influence has rocked the gospel space and solidified his position now and forever as a star. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)