43rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories
The 43rd Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on January 3, 2001. The ceremonies will be broadcast Feb. 21, 2001 from Los Angeles, and will be shown live on CBS.
In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000.
There are three categories specific to Gospel, and we list them
below with the nominees. Comments? Give your picks.
Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
New Direction; Get Your Praise On; Myrrh
University of Mississippi Gospel Choir; Send Up The Praise; Malaco
Youth For Christ; Higher; Savoy
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Live. God is Working; M20
The Tri-City Singers; TriCity4.com; EMI Gospel
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
CeCe Winans; Alabaster Box; Wellspring Gospel
Hezekiah Walker and the LFCC; Family Affair; Verity
BeBe Winans; Love & Freedom; Motown
Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia/C2/Word
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Shirley Caesar; You Can Make It; Myrrh Records
Aaron Neville; Devotion; EMI Gospel
Dorothy Norwood; Ole' Rickety Bridge; Malaco
The Williams Brothers; Live In Concert; Blackberry
Mighty Clouds of Joy; It Was You; CGI/Platinum
Rev. James Moore; Family & Friends, Live From Detroit; Malaco
Additionally, in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category, Crystal Lewis was nominated for her album, Fearless, joining Avalon, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith and Jaci Velasquez. And BeBe Winans was nominated in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, for the song "Coming Back Home".
Kudos to Kirk Whalum for nod in the Best Pop Instrumental Album, for his Hymns In The Garden album.
In an obscure reference, Maurice Joshua gets a nomination for his re-mix work in the Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical category. Why is that Gospel? Because the nomination is for a set of his work this past year that includes his "Maurice's Carnival 2000 Mix" for Mary Mary's hit song, "Shackles". This remix was found on the CD single sold separately from the album.
Other related info:
Here's our list of the winners in Gospel from last year (the 42nd annual Grammy Awards), plus a direct link to the official Grammy website.
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