Archive for the ‘Stellar Awards’ Category

Stellars Announce 2016 Date and City

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Erica Campbell Stellars

Central City Productions has announced that it will hold the 31st Annual Stellar in Las Vegas once again. The awards were held in “Sin City” for the first time earlier this year. February 20 marks the date. Venue and event information still to be announced.

Stellar Telecast Draws 1 Million Viewers

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Dav Tam RickThe TV One Easter Sunday premiere of the 30th Annual Stellar Awards was watched by 1.1 million viewers, making it the 3rd most watched telecast on the network this year.

The two hour show hosted by Comedian Rickey Smiley and husband/wife duo David and Tamela Mann featured memorable performances from Erica Campbell, Rance Allen, Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers, Canton Jones, Uncle Reece, Jonathan McReynolds, Ricky Dillard and New G and a reunion of Michelle Williams, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.


The Williams Brothers and Smokie Norful Honored By ASCAP

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Smokie Norful at the keyboardASCAP paid special honors to Pastor Smokie Norful and The Williams Brothers at its 6th Annual Morning Glory Breakfast held during Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to recognizing  the ASCAP affiliated Stellar Award nominees, Pastor Norful received the ASCAP “Spirit of Song” Award while The Williams Brothers received the ASCAP “Gospel Icon” Award. The event was co sponsored by eOne entertainment and was  hosted by Michelle Williams with performances from eOne recording artists  Dorinda Clark-Cole and William McDowell.

Echopark JDI Celebrates Stellar Win For Beverly Crawford

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

BeverlyThe 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will always be special for the Echopark JDI label.  While Beverly Crawford is a previous Stellar Award winner, her win for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year marks the very first award for the new label.

Fellow label mate Dr. Bobby Jones was also honored during the Stellar Award celebration for his years in the industry and hosting the longest running program in cable TV, Bobby Jones Gospel on BET.

Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Label Nabs 3 Stellar Awards

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Walls GroupBillboard chart toppers The Walls Group and Sunday Best Season Six Winner Tasha Page Lockhart won a total of three awards at the 30th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, capping off an incredible first year for Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul record label.

The Walls Group were honored as  Group/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year for their #1 debut album, FAST FORWARD while Tasha Page-Lockhart, received a Stellar Award for New Artist of the Year.

“It is amazing to receive so much love from the gospel community,” said Kirk Franklin. “My vision for Fo Yo Soul Recordings/ RCA was to introduce and establish new and exciting artists to the market place. These awards for The Walls Group and Tasha Page-Lockhart are an indicator that vision is being fulfilled. We are truly grateful to Don Jackson and the entire Stellar Awards team for providing such an important platform for gospel music for the past 30 years.”

eOne Music Celebrates a Stellar Evening

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsEntertainment One Music carried the night at the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  Eone artists Erica Campbell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Ricky Dillard Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan McReynolds and Michelle Williams performed during the eventful celebration as eOne artists took home 14 awards out of the 28 categories.

Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard, William McDowell, Michelle Williams took home awards in the major categories while Bishop Paul Morton received special honors.

“Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational shared these sentiments, “Wow! It’s truly a blessing to receive these honors capping an incredible past year for our artists, and celebrate the creative gifts and work that continues to inspire so many fans across the globe. There is more new music coming on the horizon, and congratulations to all the nominees and honorees this year,”

Erica Campbell Celebrates Stellar Wins

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Erica Campbell was the big winner at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taking home 6 statues for Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music AwardsCD of the Year, the Albertina Walker Female Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Artist of the Year, all for her debut solo project Help.

Campbell’s team was also celebrated on the winning night with awards going to Warryn Campbell for Producer of the Year and Derek Blanks for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

The excitement continues as Help 2.0 (the remix album) hits stores and digital outlets on Tuesday, March 31st.

Destiny’s Child Reunion Highlights Gospel’s Biggest Night

Monday, March 30th, 2015

stellar-awards-logoMichelleWilliamsSingsSayYes,JoinedByKellyRowland,Beyonce-2015StellarAwardsOf all the weekend buzz of Gospel’s biggest night, the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards was capped by a reunion performance of Destiny’s Child.  Michelle Williams flanked by Beyonce and Kelly Rowland opened the awards show with a rousing rendition of Say Yes from Williams’ Journey to Freedom CD.

The big winner of the night was Erica Campbell, taking home six statues out of the ten nominations that she received for her solo debut CD Help.

The Stellar Awards broadcast will be shown on Easter Sunday April 5th on TV One.

Lonnie Hunter Named Voice of 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Lonnie-HunterSyndicated radio host and recently signed Tyscot recording artist Lonnie Hunter’s voice will echo throughout the Orleans Arena as the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Radio Awards takes place on Saturday, March 28th.

Hunter is also grateful for the warm reception he is receiving for his radio single, Forever I Will.  His new CD, #GETITDONE hits stores and digital outlets in late Spring.

Habakkuk Music Partners With Central City for Stellar CD

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Habakkuk StellarAlbumMusic in partnership with Central City Productions will release a commemorative compilation album celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The very special collector’s edition disc will be comprised of performances by fifteen of the most legendary names to grace the Stellar Awards stage.  The CD hits stores and digital outlets on March 31st.