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RCA Inspiration Tops Honours With 10 Wins at The 2017 Stellar Awards
Posted: Monday March 27th, 2017
celebrated top honors this year on what's hailed as one of the biggest
nights celebrating Gospel music, with 10 wins on the32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.Travis Greene and his chart-topping project The Hill took top artist honors, collecting the
most awards this year with 7 wins, including the top song, CD, and male
artist categories: Song of the Year ("Made A Way"),
Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist
of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Recorded Music Packaging of
(Art Dir: Annie Stoll), and Praise and Worship CD of the Year.Kirk Franklin's smash hit"Wanna Be Happy?" (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), wonMusic Video of the Year (Dir: Rock Jacobs).Donnie McClurkin wonTraditional Male Vocalist of the Year, and the WOW Gospel 2016 hits collection won the Stellar
Award for Special Event CD of the Year. Fred Hammond also received special honors with induction
in the 2017 Stellar Honors Hall of Fame class. Additionally, Franklin won
in the Producer of the Year category, as one of the producers on
Tamela Mann's project (One Way).
Regaling the crowd with electrifying performances,Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, andDonnie McClurkin hit the stage. Kirk Franklin led a star-studded performance marking the
live television debut of his latest hit single "My World Needs You", delivering vocal fireworks with
appearances from Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann, who are
featured on the album track. Le'Andria Johnson, Koryn Hawthorne, and Marvin Sapp
presented awards, and Tasha Page-Lockhart provided a look
at the glamour and carpet festivities, hosting the Stellar Awards red
carpet livestream with Todd Dulaney.
(RCA Inspiration SVP and General Manager) says: "Wow! We are elated to
celebrate this night honoring Gospel, and congratulate Travis Greene, Kirk
Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, and Fred Hammond on these honors and this
incredible journey and their impact, continuing to bring hope and inspire
everyone across the world with their music. We are so grateful to Don
Jackson, Central City Productions, everyone in the greater Stellar Awards
community, and all the fans, who are such a vital part in elevating Gospel
music and its timeless message. Thank you! To God Be the Glory!"
32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards
will air on TV One on Sunday, April 9
, 2017 at 6 pm EST, with encore showings at 8 pm and 11 pm EST.