List of Nominees for Gospel/Christian Categories for the 63rd GRAMMY Awards
The Recording Academy has revealed nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Leading the pack this year are recordings representing a wide-range of musical genres, including pop, classical, jazz, rap, R&B, and rock. As the only peer-selected music accolade, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recording Academy’s voting membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. This year, the Academy received a total of 23,207 entries for GRAMMY consideration, setting the record for the most entries in a single year.
Nominations in all categories* were announced this morning via a global livestream featuring Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason jr., alongside Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar; Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade; GRAMMY Award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedetti; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle; current nominee Mickey Guyton; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and past GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony host Imogen Heap; “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King; current nominee and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa; current nominee Megan Thee Stallion; and “The Talk” host Sharon Osbourne.
“This has been a tough year for our industry but I have witnessed, day after day, the incredible resiliency of the music community,” said Mason. “This year’s nominated recordings are proof that the creative spirit continues to be alive and well, and our nominees are a testament to the passion and perseverance that our community embodies. I’m endlessly amazed that so many music creators continue to use their craft to tell important stories, providing a dynamic soundtrack that both directly impacts and reflects our culture. I truly believe in the power of music, and the 63rd GRAMMYs will be an opportunity to help us unite, uplift and inspire.”
This year’s nominees were voted on by Recording Academy voting members from more than 23,000 submissions and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Sept. 1, 2019–Aug. 31, 2020). The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7, 2020–Jan. 4, 2021. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, on the CBS Television Network from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT with Emmy Award-winning “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah serving as host. The Premiere Ceremony will stream live on GRAMMY.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Ben Winston is executive producer, Jesse Collins and Raj Kapoor are co-executive producers, Fatima Robinson, Josie Cliff and David Wild are producers, Patrick Menton is talent producer, and Hamish Hamilton is director.
The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 83 Categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
-“Wonderful Is Your Name” (Melvin Crispell III)
-“Release Live” (Ricky Dillard Feat. Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter)
-“Come Together” (Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Present: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters)
-“Won’t Let Go” (Travis Greene; Travis Green, songwriter)
-“Movin’ On” (Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
-“The Blessing (Live)” (Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters)
-“Sunday Morning” (Lecrae featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore, & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters)
-“Holy Water” (We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters)
-“Famous For” (I Believe) (Tauren Wells featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters)
-“There Was Jesus” (Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters)
Best Gospel Album
-2econd Wind: Ready (Anthony Brown & group therAPy)
-My Tribute (Myron Butler)
-Choirmaster (Ricky Dillard)
-Gospel According To PJ (PJ Morton)
-KIERRA (Kierra Sheard)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
-Run To The Father (Cody Carnes)
-All Of My Best Friends (Hillsong Young & Free)
-Holy Water (We The Kingdom)
-Citizen of Heaven (Tauren Wells)
-Jesus Is King (Kanye West)