The 2021 GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, but the nominations are here now!
The Recording Academy announced the nominees in 83 categories for the 63rd GRAMMY Awards during an hour-long Livestream on GRAMMY.com for the first time ever.
Christian Pop-rock artist, Tauren Wells, and multigenerational family band, We the Kingdom scored big honors in the CCM & Gospel Music Category with two nominations each.
BET “Sunday Best” winner (Season 9), Melvin Crispell, III bags his first-ever GRAMMY nomination with his single, “Wonderful is Your Name,” a classic hit originally written by his late father, Melvin Crispell, Jr.
See the full list of nominees in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Categories Below;
GRAMMY AWARDS 2021
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Best Gospel Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel, or contemporary gospel single or track.
WONDERFUL IS YOUR NAME
Melvin Crispell III
Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters
WON’T LET GO
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.
THE BLESSING (LIVE)
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters
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
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
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional, or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
SECOND WIND: READY
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PJ
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.
RUN TO THE FATHER
ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS
Hillsong Young & Free
We The Kingdom
CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
JESUS IS KING
Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.
The Crabb Family
WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS
CELEBRATING FISK! (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.