We had a great time at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards! We had a chance to chat with some of gospel’s best and brightest on the red carpet and of course couldn’t leave you out of the picture. Check out or Red Carpet Special!
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Entertainment One proudly announces the signing of Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the release of his new single, Better. Walker took to the stage at the 31st Annual Stellar Awards joining Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence while paying tribute to the late Olanda Draper for the world premiere of the new single co-produced by Donald Lawrence. The Stellar Awards will be televised on Sunday, March 6th on TVone as the song hits digital outlets on Friday, March 4th.
Hezekiah Walker says: “I’m honored and humbled to continue to deliver music that makes a lasting impression on people all over the world. ‘BETTER’ is a Smash Hit that I’m proud of.”
Phil Thornton, eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, says: “eOne Music is excited to join forces with Hezekiah Walker, whose prodigious gifts have continued to make an unparalleled impact on Gospel for 30 years. Uplifting and spiritually guiding countless people across the globe with his hits, we can’t wait for fans to hear ‘Better’ – a unifying decree that’s a powerful introduction for the new music to come on his fifteenth album!”
Gospel’s biggest night did not disappoint as the 31st Annual Stellar Awards returned to the city of Las Vegas to celebrate Gospel music and the people who make it. Anthony Brown and group therAPy made Stellar Award history as the Tyscot recording artists took home statues in the 10 categories they were nominated in. Other multiple winners included Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, the Rance Allen Group, Tasha Cobbs and Tina Campbell. One of the most memorable moments was the James Cleveland Award tribute to the late Olanda Draper featuring a reunion of his beloved choir the Associates coupled with fellow Brat Pack members Ricky Dillard, Donald Lawrence and Hezekiah Walker. The 2 hour telecast will make its debut on Sunday, March 6 on TV One and then begin its syndicated run in 125 markets between March 12 and April 10th. . A full list of the winners is found below.
Israel Houghton has amassed a number of accolades in his 25 years in Gospel music. 5 Grammy-Awards, 13 Dove Awards, 2 Stellar Awards, a Soul Train Music Award are but a brief testament to his years of service in the kingdom as singer, songwriter and producer. He is the recipient of his sixth Grammy award for Covered: Alive In Asia, which has been nominated for 4 Stellar Awards. (more…)
Richard Smallwood is without a doubt an authentic Gospel music legend. Hugely influenced by the works of the Hawkins family, Smallwood went on to make a name for himself fusing together the worlds of Classical and Gospel music. Penning timeless classics like “Total Praise;” “Center of My Joy;” and “I Love the Lord” and having them recorded and performed by Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Kelly Price and Aretha Franklin have helped to cement his place in the Gospel music stratosphere. (more…)
Motown Gospel recording artist Tasha Cobbs perfectly fits the moniker of “breakout artist”. Her national debut, Grace took the world by storm with her cover of Break Every Chain. Grace flowed freely and Cobbs went on to win her first Grammy coupled along with three Stellar Awards and three Dove Awards. This year, Cobbs is nominated in 6 Stellar Awards, including Artist of the Year for her One Place Live CD. (more…)
Erica Campbell is showing the world that she plans to be around for a very long time. The other half of the super group Mary Mary released her first solo project Help, which was warmly received by audiences and netted her a Grammy Award as well as 8 Stellar trophies including Artist of The Year, CD of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. She then showed there was a lot more to the story by releasing Help 2.o. Erica made this proclamation: “There is just so much more to sing and say,” said Erica. “I’m just getting started! As long as God keeps opening the door for me I’ll keep walking through it! So humbled and so grateful.” (more…)
Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago aren’t strangers to the Stellar Awards. The Chicago based ensemble burst on the scene with their runaway smash hit, Awesome (from the Best of Both Worlds CD) which spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Radio chart, took home a BMI Award for over 100,000 spins at radio and won 5 Stellar Awards. (more…)
In the forefront with 10 Stellar Award nominations for their sophomore CD is singer/songwriter Anthony Brown and his DC area based group therAPy. In his own words, Brown shares his joy by stating “Wow…is all I can say. I am so honored and extremely humbled to be nominated,” “I have a great amount of respect for The Stellar Awards and for all of the artists who share the gospel around the world. I’m elated to be considered amongst them.” (more…)
The Stellar Awards, dubbed the biggest night in Gospel music will make a triumphant return to Las Vegas Nevada in the Orleans Arena on February 20th. Also making a return for hosting duties are comedian Rickey Smiley and actress/daytime talk show host Sherri Shepherd. The Stellar Awards will make its broadcast premiere on TV One during the week of March 6, before entering syndication reaching 150 stations in 125 markets between March and April. (more…)