Today the Nominations for The 2010 Stellar Awards were announced via Press Conference in Tennessee and was hosted by none other than Dr. Bobby Jones and Vickie Winans (who apparently missed her flight) and so the announcing was done by none other than Dr. Jones himself.
As the nominations were read: some were happy and some were stunned by who was left off the ballot. The Nominees for the 2010 Stellar Awards are as follows:
Artist of the Year: Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Kierra Sheard, Vickie Winans.
Song of the Year: Donald Lawrence “Back to Eden”, Hezekiah Walker “I am Souled Out”, Mary Mary “God In Me”, and Vickie Winans “How I Got Over”.
Male Vocalist of the Year: Israel Houghton, Phillip Carter, Smokie Norful, Stephen Hurd.
Female Vocalist of the Year: Crystal Aiken, Nyoki, Vickie Winans, Kierra Sheard
Group/Duo of the Year: Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers, Mary Mary.
New Artist of the Year: CoCo McMillan, Crystal Aiken, Kim Ruff, Shari Addison.
CD of the Year: Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Donald Lawrence, Smokie Norful, Vickie Winans.
Choir of the Year: Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship, Joe Leavall and St. Stephen Temple Choir, Malcolm Williams and Great Faith, Phillip Carter and SOV
Producer of the Year: Donald Lawrence and Daniel Weatherspoon “Law of Confession-Part 1″, Phillip Carter and Michael Smith “Songs from the Storm”, Troy Sneed, Derrieux Edgecombe, Titus Robertson “In Due Season” and Vickie Winans “How I Got Over”.
Contemporary Group/Dup of the Year: 5AM Praise, Christopher Page and the Dream Keepers Ensemble, Donald Lawrence, Mary Mary.
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year: Endurance, Greg O’Quin, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s, Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers.
Contemporary Male of the Year: Darwin Hobbs, Earl Bynum, Smokie Norful, Troy Sneed.
Traditional Male of the Year: Bishop Paul S. Morton, Donnie McClurkin, Phillip Carter, Malcolm Williams.
Contemporary Female of the Year: Crystal Aiken, Kim Burrell, Kim Ruff, Kierra Sheard.
Traditional Female of the Year: Dorothy Norwood, Dottie Peoples, Shari Addison, Vickie Winans.
Contemporary CD of the Year: Crystal Aiken, Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard.
Traditional CD of the Year: Bishop Paul S. Morton, Malcolm Williams and Great Faith, Phillip Carter and SOV, Shari Addison.
Well, based off of Twitter, Facebook and other online entities there have been so many reactions to the results of the super long ballot of nominees that were issued prior to the finalized ballot.
For Standout crossover artists like Coko Clemons and Dave Hollister– comments were made about how SAGMA may not want them to come over to the Gospel side seeing as though they were slighted in receiving a nomination.
Phenomonal Artist Shari Jones-Moffet wrote, sherijmoffett Didn’t make the final Stellar ballot….. but Congratulations to everyone who did!
And although his single “I’ll Trust You” stayed at #1 for several weeks over the last year, James Fortune and FIYA were not on the ballot. Member of FIYA, Dominique Qu’Ran congratulated her leader on Twitter saying: @MrsSide …well I send CONGRATS 2 @MrJamesFortune @BCourtneyWilson for a job well done 2009!
Publicist, @ignitionPR Jojo Pada states Damita Haddon shut out of the Stellar Awards Nominations … BOO BOO BOO. Out of 9 potential categories, NONE?? BOO
Now whether your favorite artist won a nomination, there was certainly an uprising on Twitter about who didnt make it. Some say there is too much politics in SAGMA, and some say those who got nominated got it justly. What do you say?