15th Annual Stellar Award Nominations

The 42nd Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on January 4, 2000. The ceremonies will be broadcast Feb. 23, 2000 from Los Angeles.

As is usual in the Gospel categories each year, there is some degree of head-scratching at the choices. We list them below.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

  • VIP Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir; Any Day; Verity
  • Mississippi Mass Choir; Emmanuel (God With Us); Malaco
  • The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; High & Lifted Up; Atlantic
  • Wilmington Chester Mass Choir; Hosanna! And They Sang The Word; AIR
  • Inner City Mass Choir; Let's Make It Better; Tyscot

    Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High...Valley Low; Elektra
  • Gladys Knight; Many Different Roads; Many Roads/MCA
  • Take 6; So Cool; Reprise Records
  • Winans Phase 2; We Got Next; Myrrh/Word Entertainment
  • CeCe Winans; His Gift; Pioneer Music Group

    Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • Shirley Caesar; Christmas With Shirley Caesar; Myrrh Records
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds; Music In The Air ; House Of Blues
  • Dottie Peoples; God Can & God Will; AIR
  • Pop Winans & The Winanaires; Uncensored; Diamante/ATF Records
  • Vickie Winans; Live In Detroit II; CGI/Platinum Records

    Additionally, in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category, Anointed and Andraé Crouch (The Gift of Christmas) join Steven Curtis Chapman, The Dukes of Dixieland and The Prince Of Egypt - Nashville various artist compilation album in nominations.

    And in an oddball classification, Gospel Gangstaz (I Can See Clearly Now) was given a nod in the Best Rock Gospel Album category, joining Audio Adrenaline, Big Tent Revival, Rebecca St. James, and Third Day.

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