Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin and Mary Mary led the pack of winners at the 25th annual Stellar Awards this weekend.
Hosted by Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans and Donnie McClurkin, this year’s Stellar Awards also featured performances from Dottie Peoples, Shirley Caesar, Marvin Sapp, Byron Cage, Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins.
Picking up the night’s top prize, Artist of the Year, Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship walked away with a total of five awards, including Choir of the Year and CD of the Year.
Sister duo Mary Mary, capped off the night with Song of the Year for their inspiring single “God In Me,” while also landing Group of the Year.
Smokie Norful, on the strength of his 2009 effort “Smokie Norful Live,” won two awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year.
Donald Lawrence (Producer of the Year), Crystal Aikin, Vickie Winans, Shari Addison, Dotti Peoples, Da T.R.U.T.H. and Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC’s also took home awards.
For more on the Stellar Awards, visit thestellarawards.com.
See a complete list of winners below:
Artist of the Year – Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship
Song of the Year – Mary Mary ”God in Me”
Male Vocalist of the Year – Smokie Norful
Female Vocalist of the Year – Vickie Winans
Group Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
New Artist of the Year – Crystal Aikin
CD of the Year-Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship – Souled Out
Choir of the Year – Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship
Producer of the Year – Donald Lawrence & Daniel Weatherspoon, The Law of Confession Part 1
Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year – Mary Mary
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year – Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s
Contemporary Male of the Year – Smokie Norful
Traditional Male of the Year – Donnie McClurkin
Contemporary Female of the Year – Crystal Aikin
Traditional Female of the Year – Dottie Peoples
Contemporary CD of the Year – Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Souled Out
Traditional CD of the Year – Shari Addison, Shari Addison
Urban/Inspirational Single/Performance of the Year – Mary Mary-”God in Me”
Music Video of the Year – Vickie Winans, How I Got Over
Traditional Choir of the Year – Bishop Paul S. Morton & The FGBCF Mass Choir
Contemporary Choir of the Year – Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship
Instrumental CD of the Year – Ben Tankard, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Special Event CD of the Year – The Clark Sisters, J. Moss and Kierra Sheard, Silky Soul Music – A Tribute to Maze
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year – Da’ T.R.U.T.H., The Big Picture
Children’s Performance of the Year – Rev. Dr. Emory Andrews and Oxon Hill High School Choir, Amazing
Quartet of the Year – Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s
Recorded Music Package of the Year – Denise Trotman, Donald Lawrence – The Confession Part 1
Praise and Worship CD of the Year – Stephen Hurd, Times of Refreshing