Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago led the pack of winners at the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Saturday.
With the inspirational song “Awesome” to their credit, Pastor Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago won five awards, including Choir of the Year and Song of the Year (see full list below).
Marvin Sapp also picked up four awards based on the inspirational album “I Win.” His wins included Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
With Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary hosting, this year’s Stellar Awards also featured tributes to Kurt Carr, the late Inez Andrews (The Caravans) and Bishop T.D. Jakes. All three were honored with awards like the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award (Carr).
Israel Houghton, Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett, Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, Marvin L. Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Le’Andria Johnson were among those who performed.
See a list of winners below. The 28th Annual Stellar Awards took place Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Check your local listings for encore airings.
Artist of the Year – Marvin Sapp
Song of the Year – Charles Jenkins “Awesome”
James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award – Kurt Carr
Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award – Inez Andrews
Thomas A. Dorsey Award – Bishop T.D. Jakes
Male Vocalist of the Year – Marvin Sapp “I Win”
Albertina Walter Female Vocalist of the Year – Kierra Sheard
Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
New Artist of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson
CD of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago “The Best of Both Worlds”
Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago “The Best of Both Worlds”
Producer of the Year – Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Gerald Haddon, & Rick Robinson, Uncommon Me, Sovereign Agency/Door 6 Entertainment
Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year – The Williams Brothers
Contemporary Male of the Year – Fred Hammond
Traditional Male of the Year – Marvin Sapp
Contemporary Female of the Year – Le’Andria Johnson
Traditional Female of the Year – Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Contemporary CD of the Year – Mary Mary “Go Get It”
Traditional CD of the Year – Marvin Sapp “I Win”
Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year – Mary Mary “Go Get It”
Music Video of the Year – Darren Grant, “Go Get It”
Traditional Choir of the Year – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
Special Event CD of the Year – Mary Mary “Go Get It”
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year – Da T.R.U.T.H., “The Whole Truth”
Childrens Project of the Year – Annointed By God
Quartet of the Year – The Williams Brothers
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – Charles Jenkins, “The Best of Both Worlds”
Praise And Worship CD of the Year – Jason Nelson “Shifting The Atmosphere”