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16th Annual Stellar Award Nominations (2001)

The nominations have been announced!

Central City Productions, under CEO/ Chairman Don Jackson, are going back to the Atlanta Civic Center on January 13, 2001 for a third-in-a-row visit to celebrate Gospel music excellence. It's The 16th Annual Stellar Awards.

Hosts for this year's celebration will be Vickie Winans and Dr. Bobby Jones. Tickets for the televised award ceremonies are now available to the public through all Ticket Master outlets.

Hezekiah WalkerThe leading nomination-getters this year are Hezekiah Walker with nine, and Fred Hammond with eight (or nine if you count the "Song of the Year' nomination for his cover of Sam Cooke's "Be A Fence") and Yolanda Adams with eight (if you count the nomination for "Open My Heart" for "Song of the Year"). Mary Mary is given a nod in six categories. Several other artists also received multiple nominations.

Complete listings are presented below, and a clickable, full color overview is also available:


Artist of the Year

  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High...Valley Low; Elektra
  • Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia
  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Family Affair; Verity
  • CeCe Winans; Alabaster Box; Wellspring Gospel

    Song of the Year (Songwriter; Song; Label)

  • David Frazier and Hezekiah Walker; "Power Belongs To God"; Verity
  • Lawrence; "Never Seen The Righteous"; EMI Gospel
  • James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright, Yolanda Adams; "Open My Heart"; Elektra
  • Sam Cooke; "Be A Fence"; Verity

    Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Daryl Coley; Christmas Is Here; Verity
  • Fred Hammond; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Luther Barnes; Wherever I Go; AIR
  • Rev. James Moore; Family and Friends, Live From Detroit; Malaco

    Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High..Valley Low; Elektra
  • Brenda Waters; Believers & Friends; Crystal Rose
  • CeCe Winans; Alabaster Box; Wellspring Gospel
  • Kathy Taylor-Brown; Taylormade; Aleho Mary Mary

    Group Duo of the Year

  • Trin-i-tee 5:7; Spiritual Love; B-Rite
  • The Williams Brothers; The Concert; Blackberry Records
  • Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia
  • Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires; Wherever I Go; AIR

    New Artist of the Year

  • The McClurkins; The McClurkin Project; Gospo Centric
  • Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia
  • Bishop Clarence McClendon; Shout Hallelujah; Integrity
  • Tarralyn Ramsey; Tarralyn Ramsey; Verity

    Choir of the Year

  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Family Affair; Verity
  • Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; No Limit; Crystal Rose
  • Mississippi Mass Choir; Emmanuel; Malaco

    Producer of the Year

  • Fred Hammond; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Donald Lawrence, Cedric Thompson, James Poyser, Daniel Weatherspoon; tri-city4.com; EMI Gospel
  • Fred Hammond, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jarren Campbell, Richard Smallwood, Kevin Bond; Mountain High...Valley Low ; Elektra
  • Hezekiah Walker; Family Affair; Verity

    Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

  • Trin-i-tee 5:7; Spiritual Love; B-Rite
  • Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Commissioned; Time & Season; Verity
  • Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia Fred Hammond

    CD of the Year

  • Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Donald Lawrence presents The Tri-City Singers; tri-city4.com; EMI Gospel
  • Norman Hutchins; Battlefield; JDI
  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High..Valley Low; Elektra

    Traditional Group/Duo of the Year

  • The Williams Brothers; The Concert; Blackberry Records
  • The Canton Spirituals; The Live Experience 1999; Verity
  • Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires; Wherever I Go; AIR
  • Brenda Waters & Rev. Michael Mark; Believers & Friends; Crystal Rose

    Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Darwin Hobbs; Vertical; EMI Gospel
  • Marvin Sapp; Nothing Else Matters; Myrrh
  • Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Family Affair; Verity

    Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Norman Hutchins; Battlefield; JDI
  • Rev. Gerald Thompson; Live In Chicago; AIR
  • Rev. James Moore; Family and Friends, Live From Detroit; Malaco
  • Carlton Pearson; Live at Azusa 3: Reminding the Saints of the Hope; Atlantic

    Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Lillian Lilly; The Other Part of Me; Malaco
  • Margaret Allison; Home In The Rock; Malaco
  • Dorothy Norwood; Ole Rickety Bridge; Malaco
  • Brenda Waters; Believers & Friends; Crystal Rose

    Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelli Williams; In The Myx; Myrrh
  • Ametria; It's Not About Me; MCA
  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High..Valley Low; Elektra
  • CeCe Winans; Alabaster Box; Wellspring Gospel Yolanda Adams

    Contemporary CD of the Year

  • Yolanda Adams; Mountain High..Valley Low; Elektra
  • Mary Mary; Thankful; Columbia
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7; Spiritual Love; B-Rite
  • Hezekiah Walker; Family Affair; Verity

    Traditional CD of the Year

  • Rev. James Moore; Family and Friends, Live From Detroit; Malaco
  • The Canton Spirituals; The Live Experience 1999; Verity
  • The Williams Brothers; The Concert; Blackberry Records
  • Mississippi Mass Choir; Emmanuel; Malaco

    Urban/Inspirational Performance of the Year

  • Montel Thomas and Soul Winners International; Sealed By Divine Authority; Danbla
  • Masque; Thank You; Meek
  • Sounds of Blackness; Reconciliation; Zinc
  • Al Green; Greatest Gospel Hits; EMI Gospel

    Music Video of the Year

  • Trin-i-tee 5:7; Put Your Hands; B-Rite
  • Mary MaryShackles; Columbia
  • Yolanda Adams; Open My Heart; Elektra
  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Let's Dance; Verity

    Traditional Choir of the Year

  • Chester Baldwin & Music Ministry Mass Choir; Sing It On Sunday; JDI
  • Bishop Clarence McClendon presents The Harvest Fire Mega Mass Choir; Shout Hallelujah; Integrity
  • Carlton Pearson; Live at Azusa 3: Reminding The Saints of the Hope; Atlantic
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Mass Choir; God Is Working - Live; Word Tri-City Singers

    Contemporary Choir of the Year

  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Family Affair; Verity
  • Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ; Purpose By Design; Verity
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; No Limit; Crystal Rose
  • Donald Lawrence presents The Tri-City Singers; tri-city4.com; EMI Gospel

    Instrumental CD of the Year
    (minimum number of nominations not met)

    Special Event CD of the Year

  • Various; M2K; Gospo Centric
  • Various; WoW Gospel 2000; Verity
  • Various; J2K - Jesus 2000; EMI Gospel
  • Andre Crouch; The Gift of Christmas; Qwest

    Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

  • Hezekiah Walker & LFCC; Family Affair; Verity
  • Lexi; And That's The Way It Is; Real Deal
  • Montrel Darrett; J2K - Jesus 2000; EMI Gospel
  • Ametria; It's Not About Me; MCA

    Children's Performance of the Year
    (minimum number of nominations not met)



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