The Billboard Music Awards returned on Sunday evening for its 2021 edition with Hip Hop icon, Kanye West and contemporary worship collective, Elevation Worship, emerging top winners in the Gospel/Christian category.
Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and aired on NBC.
Elevation Worship bagged two awards for ‘Top Christian Artist’ and ‘Top Christian Song of the Year’ while Kanye West won ‘Top Gospel Artist of the Year’ and ‘Top Gospel Song of the Year,’ for his single “Wash Us in The Blood” ft Travis Scott.
Worship Music Collective, Maverick City were not left out of the ceremony as their debut live album (Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1) released independently on April 17 2020 bagged the ‘Top Gospel Album of the Year’ award.
Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood took home the award for ‘Top Christian Album,’ for her first gospel project “My Savior”. See List below;
Top Christian Artist
Elevation Worship — WINNER
for KING & COUNTRY
Top Gospel Artist
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Maverick City Music
Kanye West — WINNER
Top Gospel Album
Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 – WINNER
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
Kierra Sheard, Kierra
Top Christian Album
Bethel Music, Peace
Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
Carrie Underwood, My Gift – WINNER
We The Kingdom, Holy Water
Zach Williams, Rescue Story
Top Christian Song
Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens” – WINNER
for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “TOGETHER”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”
Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”
Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”
Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”
Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood” – WINNER
Winners of the 2021 Billboard Music Awards were based on Billboard charts and reports from March 21, 2020, to April 3, 2021.