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43rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories

The Grammy AwardThe 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.



Send Up The Praise CDBest 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

    James Moore CDBest 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.

    Shackles Remix CDIn 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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