STELLAR AWARDS

2009 Stellar Award Winners Announced
DIVINE Magazine was there to bring you all the news & photos!
Photography by Courtney N. Long.Memorable Moments Photography www.memorablemoments1.com
Gospel music’s brightest stars arrived in Music City on Saturday, January 17, 2009 for the 24th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville, TN overflowed with talent with powerful performances by Kirk Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s. Hosts were Dorinda Clark-Cole, Sinbad and Donnie McClurkin.
STELLAR AWARD WINNERS:
Artist of the Year– Marvin Sapp; Thirsty
Song of the Year – Marvin Sapp /Matthew Brownie “Never Would Have Made It”
Male Vocalist of the Year -Marvin Sapp
Female Vocalist of the Year – Dorinda Clark-Cole; Take It Back
Group Duo of the Year – Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise
New Artist of the Year – Jessica Greene; 4 The World; Habakkuk Music
CD of the Year – Marvin Sapp; Thirsty
Choir of the Year – Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto
Producer of the Year – Aaron Lindsey; Thirsty
Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year – Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose;Right Now Praise
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year – The Canton Spirituals; Driven
Contemporary Male of the Year – Byron Cage; Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation
Traditional Male of the Year -Marvin Sapp
Contemporary Female of the Year -CeCe Winans; Thy Kingdom Come
Traditional Female of the Year -Beverly Crawford; Live From Los Angeles
Contemporary CD of the Year – Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise
Traditional CD of the Year -Marvin Sapp; Thirsty
Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year- Kirk Franklin;”Declaration:
(This Is It)”
Music Video of the Year – Marvin Sapp: “Never Would Have Made It”
Contemporary Choir of the Year – Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto Traditional Choir of the Year – Bishop Paul Morton & The Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir; Embracing the Next Dimension
Instrumental CD of the Year -Angélla Christie; The Breath of Life
Special Event CD of the Year – The Clark Sisters; The Best of the Clark Sisters Encore
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year – Da’ T.R.U.T.H; Open Book
Children’s Performance of the Year – Kaira Miller; In God’s Time/It Ain’t Over
Quartet of the Year – Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s; So Much To Be Thankful For
Recorded Music Package of the Year -Michelle Lukianovich (art direction/design); Keith Major (photography); Thirsty (Marvin Sapp); Verity/Zomba Label Group
Praise and Worship CD of the Year – Shekinah Glory Ministry; Jesus
Congratulations to all of this year’s Stellar Award Winners!

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4 Comments
  1. My Favorite Artists are Trin-i-tee 5:7. I must’ve played their first CD a hundred times. Their sophomore project was also a favorite of mine and they are still doing their thing today. I also had the privilege to see them perform in concert and yes I was on the front row singing along. It was obvious that I was the biggest fan in the room when one of the members (Chanelle) pointed to me and smiled during the concert!!!

  2. I LOVED the photos. I felt like I was there. Thank you so much for posting them. It is wonderful to see people gather together to praise GOD!!!!

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