The 28th Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2013

The 28th annual Stellar Awards took place on Saturday (January 19) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and was hosted by contemporary gospel favourites, Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary.

Stellar Awards 2013 - Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary

Stellar Awards Hosts: Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary

The Stellar Awards is the Grammys of the gospel music industry and started in 1985. It is the first Gospel Music Awards show (in the U.S), honouring Gospel Music Artists and related industry professionals for their contributions to the Gospel Music Industry.

Performers and ministers of Saturday’s show included:

Tye TribbettTamela MannByron CageMarvin WinansKierra Sheard, The Kurt Carr SingersKierra SheardDonnie McClurkinLe’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary.

Stellar Awards 2013 - Kurt Carr Singers

The Kurt Carr Singers

Stellar Awards 2013 - Le'Andria Johnson

Le’Andria Johnson

Stellar Awards 2013 - Tribute to to the late Inez Andrews: Delores Washington, Dorothy Norwood and Shirley Caesar

Tribute to to the late Inez Andrews: Delores Washington, Dorothy Norwood and Shirley Caesar

Stellar Awards 2013 - Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann

2013 Stellar Awards - Marvin Winans and Donnie McClurkin

Marvin Winans and Donnie McClurkin

The Award Show featured tributes to Kurt Carr, Bishop T.D Jakes and the late Inez Andrews (of the Caravans) who were also honoured with specific prestigious awards.

Big winners of the night included Marvin Sapp, Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and Mary Mary. I was over the moon to see Marvin Sapp appreciated and recognized with four Awards, as he is one of my favourite singers.

I look forward to attending next years award show God willing J (Holla!). Gospel music is truly inspiring, uplifting and life changing. You can explore gospel music of different flavours by checking out Premier Gospel Radio.

Stellar Awards 2013

Full List Of The 2013 Stellar Award Winners

Artist of the Year – Marvin Sapp

Song of the Year – “Awesome”, by Charles Jenkins

Male Vocalist of the Year – Marvin Sapp

Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year – Kierra Sheard

Group/Duo of the Year  – Mary Mary

New Artist of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson

CD of the Year – “The Best Of Both Worlds”, by Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Producer of the Year – Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon, & Rick Robinson, “Uncommon Me”.

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year – The Williams Brothers

Contemporary Male of the Year – Fred Hammond

Traditional Male of the Year – Marvin Sapp

Contemporary Female of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson

Traditional Female of the Year – Vanessa Bell Armstrong

Contemporary CD of the Year – “Go Get It”, by Mary Mary

Traditional CD of the Year – “I Win”, by Marvin Sapp

Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year – “Go Get It” by Mary Mary

Music Video of the Year – Short Format – “Go Get It” (by Mary Mary), directed by Darren Grant

Traditional Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Special Event CD of the Year – “Go Get It”, by Mary Mary

Rap Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year – “The Whole Truth”, by Da T.R.U.T.H.

Childrens Project of the Year – Anointed By God

Quartet of the Year – The Williams Brothers

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – “The Best Of Both Worlds”, by Charles Jenkins

Praise And Worship CD of the Year – “Shifting The Atmosphere”, by Jason Nelson

James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award – Kurt Carr

Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
- Bishop T.D Jakes

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award
- Inez Andrews.


Some Performances From The Award Show (Enjoy before they get deleted)

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