47th Annual Grammy Award Nominations
The Gospel Categories

The Grammy AwardThe 47th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on December 7, 2004 from the The Music Box @ The Fonda in Hollywood, California. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on CBS Television from The Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005.

In brief, eligibility is limited to those recordings released during the period of October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.

This year, there are four categories specific to Gospel; we list them below with the nominees. Comments? Give your picks on the message board.

  CDBest Gospel Performance

  • "Celebrate (He Lives)": Fred Hammond; Track from Somethin' 'Bout Love; Verity Records
  • "The Stone": Shirley Caesar & Ann Nesby; Track from The Fighting Temptations Soundtrack; Colombia / Music World Music
  • "Heaven Help Us All": Ray Charles & Gladys Knight; Track from Genius Loves Company; Concord Records
  • "Lay My Burden Down": Mavis Staples & Dr. John; Track from N'awlinz Dis Dat Or D'udda ; EMI / Blue Note
  • "There Will Be A Light": Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama; Track from There Will Be A Light; Virgin   CD Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
  • Minister Timothy Britten & Shabach Praise Co.; Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus; JDI Records
  • Timothy Wright & New York Fellowship Mass Choir II; Live In New York ; AIR Gospel
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Live In New York; INO Records
  • New Birth Total Praise Choir; Spirit & Truth; EMI Gospel
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; Unplugged... The Way Church Used To Be; Crystal Rose Records   CD

    Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Tonex & The Peculiar People; Out The Box ; Verity Records
  • Israel & New Breed; Live From Another Level; Integrity Gospel
  • Various Artists; Bishop T.D. Jakes presents He-Motions; EMI Gospel
  • Smokie Norful; nothing Without You; EMI Gospel
  • Fred Hammond; Somethin' 'Bout Love; Verity Records   CD

    Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • The Rance Allen Group; The Live Experience ; Tyscot Records
  • Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama; There Will Be A Light; Virgin
  • Dottie Peoples; The Water I Give; AIR Gospel
  • Richard Smallwood; The Praise & Worship Songs; Verity Records
  • The Williams Brothers; Still Here; Blackberry Records

    Also, in the Best Rock Gospel Album, tobyMac (for Welcome To Diverse City) and the compilation album Holy Hip Hop Taking The Gospel To The Streets, were both nominated, along with Third Day, Tait, Skillet and Sarah Kelly. In the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Nicole C. Mullen was nominated for Everyday People, along with Rising Son, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Creed and Jars of Clay. Kanye West was nominated for Song Of The Year and for Best Rap Song for "Jesus Walks".

    Other Related Info:
    Here's our list of the winners in Gospel from last year (the 46th Annual Grammy Awards), plus a direct link to the official Grammy website.

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