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16th Annual Stellar Award Winners (2001)

The winners have been announced!

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

Hosts for the celebration were Vickie Winans and Dr. Bobby Jones.

Hezekiah WalkerLeading trophy-getters were Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and Yolanda Adams.

Complete listings of winners and nominees are presented below (with winners listed in yellow). Plus, we have a clickable, full color overview that 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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