Gospel Greats Hit the Red Carpet

Tamela Mann performing onstage at the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards (Photo: Earl Gibson, Courtesy of Central City Productions/TV One)
The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards took place this weekend in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena with hosts Anthony Brown and Erica Campbell.

Winners on the night included: Tamela Mann and Travis Greene with six awards each, Greene also one uped Mann due to Annie Stoll’s design work for The Hill CD for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year. So technically that would make Greene’s tally seven awards. Briana Babineaux picked up her first Stellar as Best New Artist and she also won the Contemporary Female Vocalist crown.  The Chicago Mass Choir also won its first Stellar for Traditional Choir of the Year and Myron Butler won three awards for Contemporary Group/Duo Of The Year, Group Duo of the Year and Producer of the Year.  See the full list below.
 
There were 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.
 
Complete List 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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