30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Winners, Erica Campbell Wins in 6 Categories including “Artist of the Year”

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2014 – 2015
30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Winners

The Winners are highlighted in BOLD

Stellar Awards 2015Las Vegas, NV — It was the biggest night in Gospel music this year and Erica Campbell came out on top winning in eight of the ten categories she was nominated in including “Artist of the Year”.    Rickey Smiley and David and Tamela Mann were this year’s co-host, and did a wonderful job!  Check out the complete list of winners below.

Category #1
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– SMOKIE NORFUL, FOREVER YOURS, TREMYLES/MOTOWN GOSPEL
– THE WALLS GROUP, FAST FORWARD, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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Category #2
SONG OF THE YEAR
– MICHAEL MCDOWELL & JAMES JOHNSON, YOU ALONE – YOU ALONE (ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR), EMTRO GOSPEL
– W. CAMPBELL, L. MOORE, H. LILLY, A. SLEDGE, H. JONES & E. CAMPBELL, HELP FT. LECRAE – HELP (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– HARMONY SAMUELS, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, H. “CARMEN REECE” CULVER & AL SHERROD LAMBERT, SAY YES FT. BEYONCE & KELLY ROWLAND – JOURNEY TO FREEDOM (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– TIFFANY JOY MCGHEE, AMAZING – AMAZING (RICKY DILLARD & NEW G), LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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Category #3
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– DEITRICK HADDON, DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– MALI MUSIC, MALI IS…, BY STORM ENTERTAINMENT/RCA RECORDS
– RICKY DILLARD, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– SMOKIE NORFUL, FOREVER YOURS, TREMYLES/MOTOWN GOSPEL

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CATEGORY #4
ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– ANITA WILSON, VINTAGE WORSHIP, MOTOWN GOSPEL
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– MICHELLE WILLIAMS, JOURNEY TO FREEDOM, ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART, HERE RIGHT NOW, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #5
GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
– DONALD LAWRENCE, BEST FOR LAST, QUIETWATER/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, LIVE THROUGH IT, FIYA WORLD/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– THE WALLS GROUP, FAST FORWARD, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
– THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS, SONGS OF WORSHIP, PRAISE & DELIVERANCE, BLACKBERRY RECORDS

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CATEGORY #6
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
– RUTH LA’ONTRA, SO GOOD, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART, HERE RIGHT NOW, FO YO SOUL RECORDSINGS/RCA
– TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE WOMEN’S CHOIR, IN THE SANCTUARY, HABBAKUK MUSIC
– UNCLE REECE, BOLD, OBED MUSIC GROUP

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CATEGORY #7
CD OF THE YEAR
– ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, YOU ALONE, EMTRO GOSPEL
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– THE WALLS GROUP, FAST FORWARD, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #8
CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, YOU ALONE, EMTRO GOSPEL
– DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, AMAZING,LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– THE MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE, MALACO RECORDS

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CATEGORY #9
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
– WARRYN CAMPBELL, HELP (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– RICKY DILLARD, WILL BOGLE & RICK ROBINSON, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– KIRK FRANKLIN, HERE RIGHT NOW (TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART), FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
– KIRK FRANKLIN, FAST FORWARD (THE WALLS GROUP), FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #10
CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
– DONALD LAWRENCE, BEST FOR LAST, QUIETWATER/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, LIVE THROUGH IT, FIYA WORLD/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– THE WALLS GROUP, FAST FORWARD, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
– ZIE’L, PRONOUNCED ZY-EL, DREAM GOSPEL

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CATEGORY #11
TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
– LISA KNOWLES & THE BROWN SINGERS, THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES, ONE VOICE MEDIA
– THE CANTON SPIRITUALS, KEEP KNOCKING, MALACO RECORDS
– THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS, SONGS OF WORSHIP, PRAISE & DELIVERANCE, BLACKBERRY RECORDS
– TIM WOODSON & THE HEIRS OF HARMONY, MILLIONAIRE, MARXAN/CENTRAL SOUTH

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CATEGORY #12
CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– DONALD LAWRENCE, BEST FOR LAST, QUIETWATER/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– DEITRICK HADDON, DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– MALI MUSIC, MALI IS…, BY STORM ENTERTAINMENT/RCA RECORDS
– SMOKIE NORFUL, FOREVER YOURS, TREMYLES/MOTOWN GOSPEL

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CATEGORY #13
TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– DONNIE MCCLURKIN, DUETS, RCA INSPIRATION
– EARNEST PUGH, THE W.I.N. (WORSHIP IN NASSAU) EXPERIENCE, P-MAN MUSIC
– RICKY DILLARD, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– WILLIAM MCDOWELL, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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CATEGORY #14
CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
– ANITA WILSON, VINTAGE WORSHIP, MOTOWN GOSPEL
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– KIERRA SHEARD, GRACELAND, INDEPENDENT
– TASHA PAGE-LOCKHART, HERE RIGHT NOW, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #15
TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
BEVERLY CRAWFORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE, ECHO PARK/JDI
– LISA KNOWLES, THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES, ONE VOICE MEDIA
– RUTH LA’ONTRA, SO GOOD, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– SHERI JONES-MOFFETT, POWER & AUTHORITY: LIVE IN MEMPHIS, MOTOWN GOSPEL

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CATEGORY #16
CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
– DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– SMOKIE NORFUL, FOREVER YOURS, TREMYLES/MOTOWN GOSPEL
– THE WALLS GROUP, FAST FORWARD, FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #17
TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
– ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, YOU ALONE, EMTRO GOSPEL
– DONNIE MCCLURKIN, DUETS, RCA INSPIRATION
– RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– WILLIAM MCDOWELL, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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CATEGORY #18
URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
– DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, GREAT GOD, TYSCOT MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
– ERICA CAMPBELL, HELP FT. LECRAE, MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, LIVE THROUGH IT, FIYA WORLD/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– MICHELLE WILLIAMS, SAY YES FT. BEYONCE & KELLY ROWLAND, ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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CATEGORY #19
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
– FLORIAN SCHNEIDER, GREAT GOD – DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
– BILLIE WOODRUFF, HELP FT. LECRAE – HELP (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– MR. BOOMTOWN, LOVE ON THE RADIO – FAST FORWARD (THE WALLS GROUP), FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA
– MATTHEW CHERRY, SAY YES FT. BEYONCE & KELLY ROWLAND – JOURNEY TO FREEDOM (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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CATEGORY #20
TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, YOU ALONE, EMTRO GOSPEL
– BISHOP LARRY D. TROTTER & SHS COMBINED CHOIR, PRAISE REVISITED, UTOPIA
– RICKY DILLARD & NEW G, AMAZING, LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– THE MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE, MALACO RECORDS

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CATEGORY #21
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR
– CHARLES BUTLER & TRINITY, BETTER, EPM MUSIC GROUP
– DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, DEITRICK HADDON’S LXW, TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
– LAMAR CAMPBELL & SPIRIT OF PRAISE, OPEN THE SKY, 360 MUSIC WORX/MOTOWN
– DARNELL DAVIS AND THE REMNANT, MOVING FORWARD, RCA INSPIRATION

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CATEGORY #23
SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
– DONNIE MCLURKIN, DUETS, RCA INSPIRATION
– VARIOUS ARTISTS, WOW GOSPEL 2014, RCA INSPIRATION
– VARIOUS ARTISTS, EARNEST PUGH PROUDLY PRESENTS GOSPEL’S RISING STARS, EPM MUSIC GROUP
– TAMELA MANN, BEST DAYS DELUXE EDITION, TILLYMANN MUSIC

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CATEGORY #24
RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR
– ANDY MINEO, NEVERLAND, REACH RECORDS
– DA’ T.R.U.T.H., HEARTBEAT, MIXED BAG
– LECRAE, ANOMALY, REACH RECORDS
– UNCLE REECE, BOLD, OBED MUSIC GROUP

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CATEGORY #25
YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
– KENDRA SMITH, SOMETHING NEW, DiVINE RECORDS
– NYASIA, SHOOTING STAR, INSPIRING DREAMS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
– PURE-N-HEART, ALPHAEUS ANDERSON PRESENTS PURE-N-HEART KIDS, TEENS MOVEMENT “SING THE WORD”, MUSIC2CHANGEU RECORDS
– STL3, ALL THINGS NEW, PGK MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

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CATEGORY #26
QUARTET OF THE YEAR
– LISA KNOWLES & THE BROWN SINGERS, THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES, ONE VOICE MEDIA
– THE CANTON SPIRITUALS, KEEP KNOCKING, MALACO RECORDS
– THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS, SONGS OF WORSHIP, PRAISE AND DELIVERANCE, BLACKBERRY RECORDS
– TIM WOODSON & THE HEIRS OF HARMONY, MILLIONAIRE, MARXAN/CENTRAL SOUTH

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CATEGORY #27
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
– DEREK BLANKS, VINTAGE WORSHIP (ANITA WILSON), MOTOWN GOSPEL
– DEREK BLANKS, HELP (ERICA CAMPBELL), MY BLOCK/EONE MUSIC
– DEREK BLANKS, AMAZING (RICKY DILLARD & NEW G), LIGHT RECORDS/ENTERTAINMENT ONE
– JEFF GILLIGAN, FAST FORWARD (THE WALLS GROUP), FO YO SOUL RECORDINGS/RCA

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CATEGORY #28
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR
– ARKANSAS GOSPEL MASS CHOIR, YOU ALONE, EMTRO GOSPEL
– EARNEST PUGH, JUST WORSHIP (EP), P-MAN MUSIC
– MICAH STAMPLEY, LOVE NEVER FAILS, MOTOWN GOSPEL
– WILLIAM MCDOWELL, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT ONE

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Special Awards

James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Recipient – Bishop Paul S. Morton

Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
2015 Recipient – Andrae Crouch

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award
2015 Recipient – Al “The Bishop” Hobbs