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2017 Stellar Award Winners List and air date













The 32nd Annual Stellar Awards were held in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel on Saturday, March 25 hosted by Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown.  Veteran vocalist Tamela Mann and  "Intentional" singer Travis Green hauled off the most awards  including Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year respectively. Passionate praiser Briana Babineaux, who gained visibility from You Tube, received two Stellars including Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. Also of note, Myron Butler was named Producer of the Year for his work on Mann's album, "One Way."  The Slice congratulates all awardees. The remaining winners are as follows:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN
SONG OF THE YEAR
– MADE A WAY, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN
GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
CD OF THE YEAR
– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION
CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
– MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN
MARTIN & DAVID MANN, ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN), TILLY MANN
CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
– MYRON BUTLER & LEVI, ON PURPOSE, MOTOWN GOSPEL
CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– TRAVIS GREENE, THE HILL, RCA INSPIRATION
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– DONNIE MCCLURKIN, THE JOURNEY (LIVE), RCA INSPIRATION
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX), KEYS TO MY HEART, MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– TAMELA MANN, ONE WAY, TILLY MANN
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
– ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
– GOD PROVIDES – ONE WAY, TAMELA MANN, TILLY MANN
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
– WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN), ROCK JACOBS, FO YO SOUL/RCA
RECORDS
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, WE GIVE YOU PRAISE, NEW HAVEN RECORDS
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– HEZEKIAH WALKER, AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER, AZUSA, INC./eONE MUSIC
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
– WOW GOSPEL 2016, VARIOUS ARTISTS, RCA INSPIRATION
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
– I AM JUSTICE, CANTON JONES, CAJO INTERNATIONAL
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
– JOSHUA’S TROOP, IT’S MY TIME, NEW HAVEN RECORDS
QUARTET OF THE YEAR
– KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON, TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT, VOLUME 1, WONDERSPIRIT
PRODUCTIONS RECORDS
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
– ANNIE STOLL, THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE), RCA INSPIRATION
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR
– THE HILL, TRAVIS GREENE, RCA INSPIRATION
RADIO AWARDS:
MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR
– WIGO – AM 1570, ATLANTA, GA, LARRY YOUNG
LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR
– WOKB 1680AM, ORLANDO, SHANTI PERSAUD
MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR
– PRAISE 104.7 FM WPZZ 104.7, RICHMOND, REGINALD BAKER
SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR
– WIMG 1300 AM, TRENTON, ED LONG
INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR
– SOAR RADIO, SOARRADIO.COM, JUSTIN FRANCIS
GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR
– MICHAEL CHANDLER, WFMI – REJOICE MUSICAL SOUL FOOD

The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will air on TV One Sunday, April 9 at 6 PM ET with encores at 8 PM and 11 PM ET).
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