36th Stellar Awards: Full list of nominees for this year’s awards.

Nominees for the 2021 and the 36th edition of the annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards comprising of 28 categories have been released with the ‘Lighting the Way with Our Faith, Music, and Family”.

According to the Awards team, the event will be taped on Saturday, July 10, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN in order to observe protocols for COVID 19.

The Stellar Awards recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons, and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.

Jonathan McReynolds Tops The List With Eight, Followed By Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Kierra Sheard, Maverick City Music, And Pastor Mike, Jr. All Tied With Seven Nominations.

 

Check out the full list of Stellar Awards 2021 Nominees below;

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown & group therapy
  • Jonathan McReynolds
  • Kierra Sheard
  • Maverick City Music
  • Pastor Mike Jr.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • All in His Plan – PJ Morton Ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary
  • Man of Your Word – Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess, Chandler Moore & Tony Brown
  • Movin’ On – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
  • Nobody Like Jesus – James Fortune ft. Lisa Knowles Smith
  • Something Has to Break (Live) – Kierra Sheard ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown; 2econd Wind: Ready
  • Chandler Moore; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1
  • Jonathan McReynolds; People
  • Marvin Sapp; Chosen Vessel
  • Pastor Mike Jr.; Big: Freedom Sessions

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan Traylor; The Unknown; Motown Gospel
  • Juan & Lisa Winans; It Belongs to Me; DARE Records
  • Maverick City Music; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
  • Melvin Crispell III; I’ve Got A Testimony; BET/RCA Inspiration
  • Rich Tolbert Jr.; Never Be Defeated; Campfire Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
  • Changing Your Story; Jekalyn Carr; Lunjeal Music Group
  • Kierra; Kierra Sheard; Karew / RCA Inspiration
  • Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Maverick City Music; Tribl Records
  • People; Jonathan McReynolds; eOne Music

 

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Chicago Mass Choir; My Soul Says Yes; New Haven Records
  • JJ Hairston; Not Holding Back; JamesTown Music / eOne Music
  • Jonathan Nelson; The Reunion; JToons Music / eOne Music
  • Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir; Look to the Hills; SRT / Shanachie
  • Ricky Dillard; Choirmaster; Motown Gospel

 

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
  • DayBreak; Flame; Clear Sight Music
  • His Glory Alone; KB; HGA Music / Essential Sound
  • The Book of Mali; Mali Music; K Approved/RCA Inspiration