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The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced!

Gospel artists earning nods include BeBe & CeCe Winans, Vashawn Mitchell and Israel Houghton!

Music’s biggest night will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Best Gospel Performance (For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

He Wants It All

Forever Jones
Track from: Get Ready
[EMI Gospel]

You Hold My World

Israel Houghton
Track from: Love God. Love People.
[Integrity Music]

Nobody Greater

VaShawn Mitchell
Track from: Triumphant
[EMI Gospel]

He’s Been Just That Good

Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway
Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III
[Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records]

Grace

BeBe & CeCe Winans
Track from: Still
[B&C/Malaco]
Best Gospel Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

Beautiful Things

Lisa Gungor & Michael Gungor, songwriters (Gungor)
Track from: Beautiful Things
[Brash Music]

Better Than A Hallelujah

Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford, songwriters (Amy Grant)
Track from: Somewhere Down The Road
[Amy Grant Productions/ Sparrow Records; Publishers: River Oaks Music, spiritandsong.com Publishing, Sony/Tree Music Publishing, Michael Puryear Music]

It’s What I Do

Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
Track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III
[Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records; Publishers: Whalumusic/Jerry Peters Music]

Our God

Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris
Tomlin)
Track from: Passion: Awakening
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords; Publishers: Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Vamos Publishing/Jonas Myrin/SHOUT! Publishing]

Return To Sender

Gordon Kennedy, songwriter (Ricky Skaggs)
Track from: Mosaic
[Skaggs Family Records; Publisher: GlennJoy Music]
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Church Music

David Crowder Band
[Sparrow Records / Sixstepsrecords]

For Those Who Wait

Fireflight
[Flicker Records]

Beautiful Things

Gungor
[Brash Music]

Rehab

Lecrae
[Reach Records]

Hello Hurricane

Switchfoot
[Atlantic Recording Corp/ Credential Recordings]
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Beauty Will Rise

Steven Curtis Chapman
[Sparrow Records]

Love God. Love People.

Israel Houghton
[Integrity Music]

Pieces Of A Real Heart

Sanctus Real
[Sparrow Records]

Mosaic

Ricky Skaggs
[Skaggs Family Records]

Tonight

TobyMac
[ForeFront Records]
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks)

Times Like These

Austins Bridge
[Daywind Records]

The Reason

Diamond Rio
[Word]

Expecting Good Things

Jeff & Sheri Easter
[Spring Hill Music Group/She Loved Music]

Journey On

Ty Herndon
[FUNL Music]

Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River

Karen Peck & New River
[Daywind Records]
Best Traditional Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

The Experience

Vanessa Bell Armstrong
[EMI Gospel]

A City Called Heaven

Shirley Caesar
[Light Records]

Downtown Church

Patty Griffin
[Credential Recordings]

Here I Am

Marvin Sapp
[Verity]

All In One

Karen Clark Sheard
[KaRew Records/ EMI Gospel]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Get Ready

Forever Jones
[EMI Gospel]

Love Unstoppable

Fred Hammond
[Verity]

Triumphant

VaShawn Mitchell
[EMI Gospel]

Aaron Sledge

Aaron Sledge
[EMI Gospel]

Still

BeBe & CeCe Winans
[B&C/Malaco]

For a complete list of Grammy nominees, CLICK HERE!

R&B:

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)” – Jazmine Sullivan

“Everything to Me” – Monica

“Bittersweet” – Fantasia

“Gone Already” – Faith Evans

“Tired” – Kelly Price

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“There Goes My Baby” – Usher

“We’re Still Friends” – Musiq Soulchild

“Second Chance” – El DeBarge

“Finding My Way Back” – Jaheim

“Why Would You Stay” – Kem

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots

“Soldier of Love” – Sade

“Love” – Chuck Brown, Jill Scott, and Marcus Miller

“Take My Time” – Chris Brown & Tank

“You’ve Got a Friend” – Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

“Hang On in There” – John Legend & The Roots

“When a Woman Loves” – R. Kelly

“You’re So Amazing” – Calvin Richardson

“In Between” – Ryan Shaw

“Go (Live)” – Betty Wright

Best R&B Song

“Bittersweet” – Fantasia

“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots

“Find My Way Back” – Jaheim

“Second Chance” – El DeBarge

“Why Would You Stay” – Kem

Best R&B Album

Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots

Still Standing – Monica

The Love & War Masterpeace – Raheem DeVaughn

Back to Me – Fantasia

Another Round – Jaheim

Best Contemporary R&B Album

The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe

Raymond v. Raymond – Usher

Graffiti – Chris Brown

Untitled – R. Kelly

Transition – Ryan Leslie

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