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Praise has received it’s 7th nomination for Major Market Station of the Year. We will be praying for our 4th Stellar Award win!

Winners will be announced Saturday Morning, March 25th at the Stellar Awards Radio Luncheon at  Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Anthony Brown and our very own Erica Campbell were tapped to host the 2017 Stellar Awards. The news comes almost a year after Anthony Brown & group therAPY made history by winning 10 Stellars in one night.

This year, Tamela Mann and Travis Greene lead with a total of nine nominations. Hezekiah Walker follows with seven, and Jekalyn Carr and Todd Dulaney, five.

Some of our affiliate stations even racked up a few nominations: Praise DC, Praise Atlanta, Praise Richmond and The Light 103.9 in Releigh.

The 32nd Annual Stellar Awards (the longest running Black award show in television) return to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on March 25, when organizers will also officially introduce the new Stellar TV Cable Television Network.

Check out this year’s nominees and behind-the-scenes photos from last year’s show below the jump.

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2017 Stellar Award Nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann
William McDowell

SONG OF THE YEAR
“You’re Bigger” – Jekalyn Carr
“God Provides” – Kirk Franklin
“Made a Way” – Travis Greene
“You Deserve It” – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Todd Dulaney
Travis Greene
Donnie McClurkin
Hezekiah Walker

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Bri Babineaux
Shirley Caesar
Jekalyn Carr
Tamela Mann

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
Myron Butler & Levi
Livre’
Virtue
Bryan Andrew Wilson ft. Roderick & Grace

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bri Babineaux
Enon Tabernacle
Livre’
Deborah Joy Winans

CD OF THE YEAR
A Worshipper’s Heart by Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
The Hill by Travis Greene
One Way by Tamela Mann

CHOIR OF THE YEAR
Charles Butler & Trinity
Chicago Mass Choir
Enon Tabernacle
Hezekiah Walker (Azusa – The Next Generation)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Kirk Franklin, Ron Hill, Monica Coats, Shaun Martin & Max Stark (Losing My Religion)
Geo Bivins, Travis Greene & Victor Navejar (The Hill)
Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Timberland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin & David Mann (One Way)
Donald Lawrence For Quiet Water Entertainment & Hezekiah Walker for Hezhouse Entertainment (Azusa – The Next Generation)

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
Myron Butler & Levi
GI
Livre’
Virtue

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Travis Greene
Charles Jenkins
Jonathan McReynolds
Hezekiah Walker

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Luther Barnes
Fred Hammond
Donnie McClurkin
Bryan Andrew Wilson

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Bri Babineaux
Latice Crawford
Janice Gaines
Tiff Joy

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lemmie Battles
Shirley Caesar
Jekalyn Carr
Tamela Mann

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
A Worshipper’s Heart by Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
The Hill by Travis Greene
Masterpiece by Deitrick Haddon

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
Fill This House by Shirley Caesar
We Give You Praise by Chicago Mass Choir
Worship Journal Live by Fred Hammond
One Way by Tamela Mann

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE/PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“The Anthem” – Todd Dulaney
“You Deserve It” – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise
“God Provides” – Tamela Mann
“Better” – Hazekiah Walker

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Wanna Be Happy?” – Kirk Franklin (Rock Jacobs)
“Intentional” – Travis Greene (Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films
“The Way That You Love Me” – Jonathan McReynolds (Derek Blanks)
“Better” – Hezekiah Walker (Mark Clement)

HIP-HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Surrender by Bizzle
It’s Complicated by Da’Truth
The Glory Album by Christon Gray
I Am Justice by Canton Jones

Click here for the rest of the nominees.

The Stellar Awards are slated to air on TV One on Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

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