Winners List
37th Annual Stellar Awards

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

- Jireh (Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine); Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore, Steven Furtick & Chris Brown; TRIBL Records

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

 

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group

 

DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

- Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- E. Dewey Smith; God Period; Pebble Street Records

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; - Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group

 

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

- Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

- CeCe Winans, Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, Greg Ham, Derek Spirk & Chaz Corzine; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

- Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

 

CONTEMPORARY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

 

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

 

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group

 

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

- Martha Munizzi; Best Days; Epic Music

 

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- I Got It: Single's Ministry Vol 1; - Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group

 

TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

- Help Me; David Mann Jr.; Tillymann Music Group

 

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

- Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

 

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- The Good News (Instrumental); Charles Butler & Trinity; Impact One Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Services

 

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

 

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- No Church In A While; 1K Phew & Lecrae; Reach Records

 

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

- Janessa Smith; Finish This Race; Inspired Recording

 

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

- The Brown Boyz; The Reintroduction; SIX19 Music

 

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

- Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Tyler Simien; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

 

 

PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

- Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

- Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

 

RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

- Redeemed ft. Mali Music; Amethyst; Independent

JAMES CLEVELAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

- Ricky Dillard

ARETHA FRANKLIN ICON AWARD

- Aaron Lindsey

AMBASSADOR DR. BOBBY JONES LEGENDS AWARD

- Candi Staton

STELLAR HONORS HALL OF FAME

  • Conference of National Black Churches

  • Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman

  • Senior Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Senior Bishop Kenneth Monroe, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

  • Senior Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Presiding Bishop & Chief Apostle John Drew Sheard, Church of God in Christ

  • Dr. Jerry Young, President, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

  • Dr. David Peoples, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention

  • Rev. Anthony Evans, President, National Black Church Initiative

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR WINNERS

 

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

- WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

- WJYD JOY 107.1, Columbus

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

- WNZN 89.1, Lorain

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

- WYPZ - FM 99.5, Macon

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

- WVTC Gospel Radio Network, http://www.wvtcradio.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

- Melissa Wade, WNNL - The Light 103.9, Raleigh, NC

Nominee List
37th Annual Stellar Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 & Thmosa 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 / Red Alliance Media

  • Help Me; Bartholomew Orr, Justin Pearson, La’Tia Mann, Phillip Bryant, Tamela Mann & Tiffany Mann; Tillymann Music Group

  • Jireh (Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine); Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore, Steven Furtick & Chris Brown; TRIBL Records

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/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

  • Overcomer; Tamela Mann; Tillymann Music Group

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

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

Duo/ Chorus 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/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

  • Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition, TRIBL Records