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2020 Stellar Awards: See full list of Winners

The 35th Stellar Awards held virtually on Sunday evening with superstar trio of Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds, and Koryn Hawthorne as hosts.

Donald Lawrence who led the nomination with 9 nods, won four awards including song of the year for “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus),” while Kirk Franklin with 8 nods emerges Top winner with five awards overall for Male vocalist of the year and Contemporary male vocalist of the year, Album of the Year and Contemporary album of the year, and Producer of the year.

John P. McKee took three awards for Traditional album of the year, Traditional male vocalist of the year and Traditional choir of the year. Tasha Cobbs Leonard who also entered the show with 8 nominations, was named Artist of the year and Contemporary female vocalist of the year, as she took two awards.

The Walls Group won Duo/chorus group of the year and contemporary duo/chorus group of the year,  for the second year in a row.

The show also honored the contributions of first responders on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating the year in gospel music with performances, Anthony Brown, CeCe Winans, James Fortune, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, Travis Greene, and more took the Stellar Awards virtual stage.

See the complete list of 2020 Stellar Gospel Music Award winners below:

Artist of the Year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Contemporary female vocalist of the year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Album of the year: Kirk Franklin, Long Live Love
(Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration)

Contemporary album of the year: Kirk Franklin, Long Live Love
(Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration)

Male vocalist of the year: Kirk Franklin

Contemporary male vocalist of the year: Kirk Franklin

Traditional album of the year: John P. Kee, I Made It Out
(Entertainment One)

Traditional male vocalist of the year: John P. Kee

Traditional choir of the year: John P. Kee, I Made It Out
(Entertainment One)

Albertina Walker female vocalist of the year: Le’Andria Johnson
Goshen (RCA Inspiration)

Traditional female vocalist of the year: Le’Andria Johnson
Goshen (RCA Inspiration)

Duo/chorus group of the year: The Walls Group

Contemporary duo/chorus group of the year: The Walls Group
(Wall2Wall Entertainment/My Block Records)

New artist of the year: Pastor Mike Jr.

Rap hip hop gospel album of the year: Pastor Mike Jr., Live Free
(Black Smoke Worldwide)

Choir of the year and contemporary choir of the year: Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers
Goshen (RCA Inspiration)

Song of the year: “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus),” Donald Lawrence, William Stokes, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge & Desmond Davis (RCA Inspiration)

Producer of the year: Kirk Franklin, Ronald Hill & Phil Thornton, Long Live Love (Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration)

Traditional duo/chorus group of the year: Kurt Carr; the Kurt Carr Singers, Bless Somebody Else
(Kurt Carr Gospel/RCA Inspiration)

Urban/inspirational single or performance of the year: Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers, “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)” (RCA Inspiration)

Music video of the year: Matt DeLisi, “Love Theory”
(Fo Yo Soul/RCA/RCA Inspiration)

Instrumental album of the year: Ben Tankard, Rise!
(BEN-Jamin’ Universal Music)

Special event album of the year: Various Artists, Greenleaf: Season 3 (Music from the Original TV Series) (Lionsgate Entertainment)

Youth project of the year: Gospel Kids, Gospel Kids Present…Christian Soldiers (Tyscot Records)

Quartet of the year: Keith Wonderboy Johnson & Josh Myles, Inspirational Project (Timeless Music)

Praise and worship album of the year: JJ Hairston, Miracle Worker
(JamesTown Music/Entertainment One)

Recorded music packaging of the year: Derek Blanks. Bless Somebody Else
(Kurt Carr Gospel, RCA Inspiration)

Major market of the year: WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta

Large market of the year: WPZS Praise 100.9 FM, Charlotte

Medium market of the year: WXHL 89.1, Wilmington

Small market of the year: WJAY 98.3 FM & 1280 AM, Mullins

Internet station of the year: U Gospel

Gospel announcer of the year: Meta Washington, Sirius XM, Satellite Radio

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