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Stellars Big Winners!

The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards made big winners out of some of our favorites! Tamela Mann and Travis Greene topped of the night with six awards each, Greene edging Mann out slightly – if you count Annie Stoll’s design work for The Hill cd which won a Stellar for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year. That would make Greene’s tally seven awards. Briana Babineaux picked up her first Stellar as Best New Artist. She also won the Contemporary Female Vocalist crown.  The Chicago Mass Choir also wrangled it’s first Stellar for Traditional Choir of the Year and Myron Butler nabbed three awards for Contemporary Group/Duo Of The Year, Group Duo of the Year and Producer of the Year for his work on Tamela Mann’s One Way.

Special honors were bestowed on three gospel music trailblazers. Spencer Taylor Jr. of the Highway QCs received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award, Harvey Watkins Jr. of the Canton Spirituals received the Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award, and the Reverend Dr. Clay Evans received the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award.

Stellar Honors Hall of Fame inductees this year included , Dr. Leonard S. Scott – Founder Tyscot Records,  Fred Hammond, The Mississippi Mass Choir, and BMI’s Catherine Brewton.

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

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.

Check out the full listing of winners:

Category #1 ARTIST OF THE YEAR – TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

Category #2 SONG OF THE YEAR – MADE A WAY, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

Category #3 MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #4 ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #5 GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR – MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CATEGORY #6 NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR – BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

CATEGORY #7 CD OF THE YEAR – THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #8 CHOIR OF THE YEAR – HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

CATEGORY #9 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

CATEGORY #10 CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR – MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL

CATEGORY #11 CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #12 TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – DONNIE MCCLURKIN, THE JOURNEY (LIVE), RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #13 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS

CATEGORY #14 TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #15 CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR – THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #16 TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #17 URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – GOD PROVIDES – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN

CATEGORY #18 MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN), ROCK JACOBS, FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS

CATEGORY #19 TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR – CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CATEGORY #20 CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR – HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC

CATEGORY #21 SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR – WOW GOSPEL 2016, VARIOUS ARTISTS, RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #22 RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR – I AM JUSTICE, CANTON JONES, CAJO INTERNATIONAL

CATEGORY #23 YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR – JOSHUA’S TROOP, IT’S MY TIME, NEW HAVEN RECORDS

CATEGORY #24 QUARTET OF THE YEAR – KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT, VOLUME 1, WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS

CATEGORY #25 RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR – ANNIE STOLL, THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE), RCA INSPIRATION

CATEGORY #26 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

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

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