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24th Annual Stellar Award Winners (2009)

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The results from the 24th Annual Stellar Awards were announced on January 17, 2009 from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by Donnie McClurkin, Sinbad and Dorinda Clark-Cole. The Complete listings of the official nominees  and winners are listed below. The winners are blod and underlined.

The results from the 24th Annual Stellar Awards were announced on January 17, 2009 from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by Donnie McClurkin, Sinbad and Dorinda Clark-Cole. The Complete listings of the official nominees  and winners are listed below. The winners are blod and underlined.




Artist of the Year

  • Beverly Crawford; Live From Los Angeles; JDI Records
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole; Take It Back; Zomba Label Group
  • Kirk Franklin; The Fight of My Life; Fo Yo Soul/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto; Nuspring Records/EMI Gospel


    Song of the Year (Songwriter; Song; Label)

  • Canton Jones ; "My Day"; Arrow Records
  • Jonathan Nelson and Justin Savage; "My Name Is Victory"; Integrity Music
  • Marvin Sapp / Matthew Brownie; "Never Would Have Made It "; Zomba Label Group
  • Myron Butler and John Webb; "Stronger"; EMI Gospel
  • Percy Gray; "God Is My Everything"; New Haven Records


    Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Byron Cage; Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation; Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Isaiah D. Thomas; The Greatest; Habakkuk Music
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Marvin Winans; Alone But Not Alone; PureSprings Gospel
  • The John Tillery Project; The Next Level; Danbla Records


    Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Beverly Crawford; Live From Los Angeles; JDI Records
  • CeCe Winans;Thy Kingdom Come; PureSprings Gospel
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole; Take It Back; Zomba Label Group
  • Jessica Greene; 4 The World; Habakkuk Music
  • Shirley Caesar; After 40 Years... Still Sweeping Through the City; ShuBel Records/Light Records


    Group Duo of the Year

  • Deitrick Haddon Presents Voices of Unity; Together in Worship; Tyscot Records
  • Israel & New Breed; Live: A Deeper Level; Integrity Music
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • The John Tillery Project; The Next Level; Danbla Records
  • Youthful Praise featuring JJ Hairston; Exalted ...Live in Baltimore; Evidence Gospel / Light Records


    New Artist of the Year

  • Jai Reed; Anointed for Purpose; TLR Records
  • Jessica Greene; 4 The World; Habakkuk Music
  • Melody; The Reason; N'Flyte Music Group
  • Terrell Hunt; Awesome; Rich Escape Music
  • The Murrills; Donald Lawrence Introduces The Murrills Family Prayer; Verity/Zomba Label Group


    CD of the Year

  • Dorinda Clark-Cole; Take It Back; Zomba Label Group
  • Kirk Franklin; The Fight of My Life; Fo Yo Soul/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto; Nuspring Records/EMI Gospel
  • Tye Tribbett & G.A.; Stand Out; Columbia Records/Axis


    Choir of the Year

  • Chicago Mass Choir Just Having Church Live; New Haven Records
  • Isaiah D. Thomas; The Greatest; Habakkuk Music
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto; Nuspring Records/EMI Gospel
  • Tye Tribbett & G.A.; Stand Out; Columbia Records/Axis
  • Shekinah Glory Ministry; Jesus; Kingdom Records


    Producer of the Year

  • Aaron Lindsey; Thirsty; Zomba Label Group
  • Donald Lawrence; Donald Lawrence Introduces The Murrills Family Prayer; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Isaiah D. Thomas, Warren Jones, & Christopher Leach; The Greatest; Habakkuk Music
  • Jonathan Nelson, Justin Savage, & Kenneth Shelton; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • Kirk Franklin & Harold Martin; The Fight of My Life; Fo Yo Soul/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group


    Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

  • Deitrick Haddon Presents Voices of Unity; Together in Worship; Tyscot Records
  • Israel & New Breed; Live: A Deeper Level; Integrity Music
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • Myron Butler & Levi; Stronger; EMI Gospel
  • Vashawn Mitchell and Friends; Promises; Tyscot Records


    Traditional Group/Duo of the Year

  • Bishop F.C. Barnes & Co.; The Barnes Family Reunion II; AIR Gospel
  • Doug & Melvin Williams; Duets II; Blackberry Records
  • Endurance; I've Got a Home;SCCME Records
  • Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; So Much To Be Thankful For; MCG Records
  • The Canton Spirituals; Driven; Verity/Zomba Label Group



  • Contemporary Male of the Year

  • Byron Cage; Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation; Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Canton Jones; Kingdom Business; Arrow Records
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • Marvin Winans; Alone But Not Alone; PureSprings Gospel
  • The John Tillery Project; The Next Level; Danbla Records


    Traditional Male of the Year

  • Bishop Paul S. Morton; Embracing the Next Dimension; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • Keith 'Wonderboy' Johnson; Keith 'Wonderboy' Johnson presents The Rising Stars of Quartet Vol. 1; Malaco Gospel
  • Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; So Much To Be Thankful For; MCG Records
  • Luther Barnes; The Barnes Family Reunion II; AIR Gospel
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group



  • Contemporary Female of the Year

  • CeCe Winans;Thy Kingdom Come; PureSprings Gospel
  • Doreen Vail; Odyssey; Vail House Productions
  • Joann Rosario; Joyous Salvation; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Regina Belle; Love Forever Shines; Pendulum Records
  • Tonya Hairston Ware; The Voice; Princess Production Company


    Traditional Female of the Year

  • Angela Spivey; Angela Spivey and The Voices of Victory "Eyes on the Prize"; Tekoa Records
  • Beverly Crawford; Live From Los Angeles; JDI Records
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole; Take It Back; Zomba Label Group
  • Dorothy Norwood; No Request; Malaco Gospel
  • Nancey Jackson-Johnson; The Launch Out Project; Habakkuk Music


    Contemporary CD of the Year

  • Canton Jones; Kingdom Business; Arrow Records
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • Marvin Winans; Alone But Not Alone; PureSprings Gospel
  • Deitrick Haddon Presents Voices of Unity; Together in Worship; Tyscot Records
  • Israel & New Breed; Live: A Deeper Level; Integrity Music


    Traditional CD of the Year

  • Beverly Crawford; Live From Los Angeles; JDI Records
  • Bishop Paul S. Morton; Embracing the Next Dimension; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • Endurance; I've Got a Home;SCCME Records
  • Chicago Mass Choir Just Having Church Live; New Haven Records
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group



  • Urban/ Inspirational Single / Performance of the Year (Artist; Song; Label)

  • Canton Jones; "My Day" Arrow Records
  • CeCe Winans; "Waging War" PureSprings Gospel
  • Deitrick Haddon featuring Ruben Studdard & Mary, Mary; "Love Him Like I Do " Integrity Gospel/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; "My Name Is Victory " Integrity Music
  • Kirk Franklin; "Declaration: (This Is It)" Fo Yo Soul/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group



  • Music Video of the Year (artist, song/CD title, label)

  • Darius Brooks & The Tommies Reunion Darius Brooks & The Tommies Reunion; Journey Music Group
  • Deitrick Haddon featuring Ruben Studdard & Mary, Mary: "Love Him Like I Do"; Gotta Have Gospel! 5; Integrity Gospel/Gospocentric/Zomba Label
  • Kirk Franklin: "Declaration"; The Fight of My Life; Fo Yo Soul/Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Marvin Sapp: "Never Would Have Made It"; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Myron Butler & Levi: "Stronger"; Stronger; EMI Gospel


    Contemporary Choir of the Year

  • Brent Jones & The T.P. Mobb The Ultimate Weekend; Tyscot Records
  • James Fortune & FIYA; The Transformation; WorldWide Music
  • Jonathan Nelson featuring Purpose; Right Now Praise; Integrity Music
  • Youthful Praise featuring JJ Hairston; Exalted ...Live in Baltimore; Evidence Gospel / Light Records
  • Ricky Dillard & New G; The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto; Nuspring Records/EMI Gospel



  • Traditional Choir of the Year

  • Bishop Charles E. Blake presents The West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir No Limit; EMI Gospel
  • Bishop Paul Morton & The Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir; Embracing the Next Dimension; Light Records/ Tehillah
  • Darius Brooks & The Tommies Reunion Darius Brooks & The Tommies Reunion; Journey Music Group
  • Chicago Mass Choir Just Having Church Live; New Haven Records
  • The New Life Community Choir featuring John P. KeeNothing But Worship; Zomba Label Group


    Instrumental CD of the Year

  • AngĂ©lla Christie; The Breath of Life; ACSM Record Company
  • Barry D; Born To Play; TAQA Records/New Day
  • Courtney Nero; Make Me Walk; Courtney Nero Music
  • Esther Williams & Davey Yarborough; In the Spirit; DAV-EST
  • Jeff Majors; Sacred Major 7th; Music One


    Special Event CD of the Year

  • Briana Scott; O What A Night; Waterbrooke Music
  • Dr. Bobby Jones; Bobby Jones Presents Ultimate Gospel; Time Life
  • The Clark Sisters; The Best of the Clark Sisters Encore; Dexterity Sounds
  • Vickie Winans; Happy Holidays from Vickie Winans; Destiny Joy Records
  • Yolanda Adams; What A Wonderful Time; Columbia


    Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

  • Da' T.R.U.T.H; Open Book; Cross Movement Records
  • FLAME; Our World Redeemed; Cross Movement Records
  • Frontlynaz; Game Over; Frontlynaz, Inc.
  • Sho Baraka; Turn My Life Up; Reach Records
  • Trip Lee; 20/20; Reach Records


    Children's Performance of the Year

  • Ashley Payne; Peace in Heaven; Champion-Payne Productions
  • Dijon; A Kid's Point of View; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • First Coast Children's Choir/FISH Kids; Raise the Praise/"Raise The Praise" Fitness; Spirit of Life Records
  • Kaira Miller; In God's Time/It Ain't Over; GFM Entertainment
  • The Bradby Girls; So Grateful; Jewel Records


    Quartet of the Year

  • The Blind Boys of Alabama; Down in New Orleans; Time Life
  • Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's; So Much To Be Thankful For; MCG Records
  • Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires; The Barnes Family Reunion II; AIR Gospel
  • Endurance; I've Got a Home; SCCME Records
  • The Canton Spirituals; Driven; Verity/Zomba Label Group


    Recorded Music Package of the Year [art credit / album (artist) / label]

  • Aziz Peregrino-Brimah for Bezworks Design, LLC [www.bezworks.com] and Vickie Winans (art Direction/design); David Deutsch, (photography); Happy Holidays from Vickie Winans (Vickie Winans); Destiny Joy Records
  • Michael Jay, (graphics); Arron Holmes(logo sketch art); Roussan Etienne, Jr.(photography); In His Image Band Gospel Go-Go, Live in DC: In His Image Band Gospel Go Go: "Word Of God" (In His Image Band); R.O.U. Marketing
  • Michelle Lukianovich (art direction/design); Keith Major (photography); Thirsty (Marvin Sapp); Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Michelle Lukianovich (art direction/design); Meghan Foley/ Michelle Lukianovich (art director); Keith Major (photography); Take It Back (Dorinda Clark-Cole); Zomba Label Group
  • Donald Lawrence Introduces The Murrills Family Prayer (The Murrills); Verity/Zomba Label Group


    Praise and Worship CD of the Year

  • Byron Cage; Live at the Apollo: The Proclamation; Gospocentric/Zomba Label Group
  • Marvin Sapp; Thirsty; Verity/Zomba Label Group
  • Israel & New Breed; Live: A Deeper Level; Integrity Music
  • CeCe Winans;Thy Kingdom Come; PureSprings Gospel
  • Shekinah Glory Ministry; Jesus; Kingdom Records