2008 Stellar Award Nominations

Detroit artists (those artists born in, based in, reared in, or affiliated with Detroit) are shown in blue.

Category #1

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Fred Hammond, Free to Worship, Verity

J Moss, V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Smokie Norful, Life Changing, EMI Gospel

The Clark Sisters, Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-Kelly Price, This is Who I Am, EcclectiSounds Entertainment/Gospo Centric/Zomba

Category #2

SONG OF THE YEAR

Karen Clark Sheard, Blessed & Highly Favored/The Clark Sisters – Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-Jimmy Hicks, Born Blessed/ Born Blessed, Worldwide Music

-P. Morton, Let Go/ Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet Water/Verity/Zomba

-Kurt Carr, Still Standing/ Bishop Paul S. Morton – Still Standing, Light Records/Tehillah

-Percy Bady, Um Good/Smokie Norful – Life Changing, EMI Gospel

Category #3

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Fred Hammond, Free to Worship, Verity

-DeWayne Woods, Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet
Water/Verity/Zomba

J Moss, V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Troy Sneed, In HIS Presence, Emtro Gospel

William H. Murphy, Live in Atlanta, The Sound…Another William Murphy Project, Music Group

CATEGORY #4

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Walking Miracle, EMI Gospel

-Tramaine Hawkins, I Never Lost My Praise – Live, Gospo Centric/Zomba

Vickie Winans, Woman To Woman: Songs Of Life, Verity/Zomba

-Tamela Mann, The Live Experience, TillyMann Music

CATEGORY #5

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

-The McClurkin Project, We Praise You, Gospo Centric/Zomba

The Clark Sisters, Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Movin’, EMI Gospel

-The Anointed Pace Sisters, Return, Tyscot Records

CATEGORY #6

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

-Group 1 Crew, Group 1 Crew, Fervent Records/Curb Records/WB

Antwaun Stanley, I Can do Anything, Bajada Records/Light Year

-Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Welcome to the City, Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records

-DeWayne Woods, Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet
Water/Verity/Zomba

-Jimmy Hicks & The Voices of Integrity featuring The Levites, Born Blessed, Worldwide Music

CATEGORY #7

CD OF THE YEAR

J Moss, V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Tramaine Hawkins, I Never Lost My Praise – Live, Gospo Centric/Zomba

Vickie Winans, Woman To Woman: Songs Of Life, Verity/Zomba

The Clark Sisters, Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-The Caravans, Paved the Way, Malaco

CATEGORY #8

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

-Darius Brooks Presents, The Reunion Live in Chicago – Side A (featuring former members of the Thompson Community Singers), Journey Music Group

-Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, It’s Not Over, Emtro Gospel

– Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter’s House Mass Choir – Live in Kenya, Grace The Kenya Experience, Dexterity Records/Rhino

-Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise, Isaiah Thomas & the Elements of Praise
Live!, R.O.U. Records

-Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Welcome to the City, Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records

CATEGORY #9

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Fred Hammond, Free to Worship, Verity

-Kurt Carr, Tramaine Hawkins- I Never Lost My Praise – Live, Gospo Centric/Zomba

-David Mann & Tamela Mann, Tamela Mann – The Live Experience, TillyMann Music

-Donald Lawrence, The Clark Sisters – Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-Kelly Price & H. R. Crump, Kelly Price – This is Who I Am, EcclectiSounds
Entertainment/Gospo Centric/Zomba

CATEGORY #10

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

-Kenny Lattimore & Chante’ Moore, Uncovered Covered, LaFace Records/Verity/Zomba

PAJAM Presents 21:03, Twenty One O Three, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Verity/Zomba

-The McClurkin Project, We Praise You, Gospo Centric/Zomba

-V3, V3, EMI Gospel

-Zie’l, Genesis, Light Records/Gospel Warehouse Records

CATEGORY #11

TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

-The Anointed Pace Sisters, Return, Tyscot Records

The Rance Allen Group, Closest Friend, Tyscot Records

The Clark Sisters, Live-One Last Time, EMI Gospel

-Alvin Darling & Celebration, My Blessing is on the Way, Emtro Gospel

-The Caravans, Paved the Way, Malaco

CATEGORY #12

CONTEMPORARY MALE OF THE YEAR

Deitrick Haddon, 7 Days, Tyscot/Verity/Zomba

-David Hollister, The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition, Gospo Centric/Zomba

Fred Hammond, Free to Worship, Verity

-Smokie Norful, Life Changing, EMI Gospel

-Micah Stampley, A Fresh Wind the Second Sound, Levitical Records

CATEGORY #13

TRADITIONAL MALE OF THE YEAR

-Rev. Timothy Wright, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Koch Records/Jordan Entertainment/ MQM
Records

-Bishop Paul S. Morton, Still Standing, Light Records/Tehillah

-Alvin Darling, My Blessing is on the Way, Emtro Gospel

-Norman Hutchins, Where I Long To Be, JDI Records

-Richard Smallwood, Journey: Live In New York, Verity/Zomba

CATEGORY #14

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE OF THE YEAR

-Coko, Grateful, Light Records

-Tamela Mann, The Live Experience, TillyMann Music

-Shirley Murdock, Soulfood, Tyscot Records

Vickie Winans, Woman To Woman: Songs Of Life, Verity/Zomba

-Maurette Brown Clark, The Dream, AIR

CATEGORY #15

TRADITIONAL FEMALE OF THE YEAR

-Nikki Ross, Vol. 1 Touch: The Pastor Rudy Experience, Music World

-Tramaine Hawkins, I Never Lost My Praise – Live, Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Lemmie Battles, You’re Looking At A Miracle LIVE, New Haven Records

-Candi Staton, The Ultimate Gospel Collection, Shanachie Ent. Corp.

Prenestine Williams-Porter, Motor City Praise Records presents World Wide God, Motor City Praise

CATEGORY #16

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

-Shirley Murdock, Soulfood, Tyscot Records

J Moss, V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Sound of the New Breed, Freedom, Integrity Gospel/Newbreed

-Kelly Price, This is Who I Am, EcclectiSounds Entertainment/Gospo Centric/Zomba

Deitrick Haddon, 7 Days, Tyscot/Verity/Zomba

CATEGORY #17

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

-Tramaine Hawkins, I Never Lost My Praise – Live, Gospo Centric/Zomba

The Rance Allen Group, Closest Friend, Tyscot Records

-The Anointed Pace Sisters, Return, Tyscot Records

-The Caravans, Paved the Way, Malaco

-Bishop Paul S. Morton, Still Standing, Light Records/Tehillah

CATEGORY #18

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

-Kelly Price, Healing/This Is Who I Am, EcclectiSounds Entertainment/Gospo
Centric/Zomba

J Moss, I’m Not Perfect/V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

Deitrick Haddon, Heaven Knows/7 Days, Tyscot/Verity/Zomba

-Kirk Franklin, Look At Me Now/ Kirk Franklin Presents Songs For The Storm Volume 1, Fo Yo Soul/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-DeWayne Woods, Let Go/Introducing DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet
Water/Verity/Zomba

CATEGORY #19

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

-Jimmy Hicks & The Voices of Integrity featuring The Levites, Born Blessed, Worldwide Music

J Moss, Operator/V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

-Shirley Murdock, I Love Me Better Than That/Soulfood, Tyscot Records

Vickie Winans, The Rainbow/Vickie Winans’ Classic Gold Video Collection/Destiny Joy

Antwaun Stanley, Teach Me/I Can Do Anything, Bajada Records

CATEGORY #20

TRADTIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

-Darius Brooks Presents The Reunion Live in Chicago – Side A (featuring former
members of the Thompson Community Singers), Journey Music Group

-Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Welcome to the City, Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records

-Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, It’s Not Over, Emtro Gospel

-Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter’s House Mass Choir – Live in Kenya, Grace The Kenya
Experience, Dexterity Records/Rhino

CATEGORY #21

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

-Joshua’s Troop LIVE, JT3, New Haven Records

-Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise, Isaiah Thomas & the Elements of Praise
Live!, R.O.U. Records

-L. Spenser Smith & Testament, Statement: The Assignment Continues…, Emtro Gospel

CATEGORY #22

INSTRUMENTAL GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

-The Craig Crawford Players, I’ll Be With You, Life Jam Records

-Syreeta Thompson, Gabriel’s Praise, Blow Your Horn Girl Publishing

-Lionel Jones, Papa Jones…, Color Code Purple Productions, Inc.

-Ben Tankard, Let’s Get Quiet: The Smooth Jazz Experience, Verity/Zomba

CATEGORY #23

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

-Various Artists, A Christmas To Remember, EMI Gospel

-Kirk Franklin, Kirk Franklin Presents Songs For The Storm Volume 1, Fo Yo
Soul/Gospo Centric Zomba

-Mary Alessi & Friends, When Women Worship, Miami Life Sounds Records

-Various Artists, Blackberry Records presents Wedding Songs, Blackberry Records

-Yolanda Adams, Yolanda Adams, The Best of Me, Atlantic/Wea

CATEGORY #24

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

-The Cross Movement, HIStory: Our Place in HIS Story, Cross Movement Records

-Joe L. Da Vessel, Testimony: 1 Lyrics 4 Life, D.A.A.S. What’s Up Entertainment

-Pettidee, Resurrections…Past, Present, and Future…, Sony/BMG/Soldier Sound
Records

PAJAM Presents 21:03, Twenty One O Three, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Verity/Zomba

-Various Artists, BG Records Presents Gospel Skate Jams Vol. 2, BG Records

CATEGORY #25

CHILDRENS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

-Eva Sabiniano, Born To Praise, Pacific Studios

-Kaira Miller, My Everything, Vine Life Productions

-The First Coast Children’s Choir, Let The Children Sing! Volume IV Give an Applause!, Spirit of Life Records

-Jada Simone Clark, Maurette Brown-Clark’s The Dream, AIR Gospel/Malaco Records

CATEGORY #26

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

-7 Sons of Soul, Witness, Verity/Zomba/Soul World

The Rance Allen Group, Closest Friend, Tyscot Records

-The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Movin’, EMI Gospel

-Slim & The Supreme Angels, The Judgement, Malaco Records

-Pilgrim Jubilee Singers, Jesus Got Me Off, Malaco Records

CATEGORY #27

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

Sean M. Kinney, Art Direction and Design; Ronald Cadiz, Photography; J Moss-V2…, PAJAM/Gospo Centric/Zomba

Denise Trotman Design, Art Direction and Design; Ronald Cadiz, Photography; Vickie Winans-Woman To Woman: Songs Of Life, Verity/Zomba

-Nicola Goode, Photography; Bishop Noel Jones Presents The City of Refuge Sanctuary
Choir-Welcome to the City, Tyscot Records/Alpha Dog Records

-Anita Boriboon & Michelle Lukianovich, Art Direction/Design; Kwaku Alston,
Photographer; Kelly Price-This is Who I Am, EcclectiSounds Entertainment/Gospo
Centric/Zomba

-Sean M. Kinney, Art Direction and Design; Ronald Cadiz, Photography; Introducing
DeWayne Woods & When Singers Meet, Quiet Water/Verity/Zomba

CATEGORY #28

PRAISE AND WORHSIP CD OF THE YEAR

Marcus Cole, Write My Song, PureSprings/EMI Gospel/Riverphlo

-Troy Sneed, In HIS Presence, Emtro Gospel

-Stephen Hurd, My Destiny, Integrity

-Micah Stampley, A Fresh Wind The Second Sound., Levitical Records

-Maurette Brown Clark, The Dream, AIR

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