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It has truly been a weekend full of anticipation and excitement as the nation awaits the official tally and listing of the 26th Annual Stellar Awards coming this winter on January 15, 2011 in Nashville, TN. Well, guess what Cincinnati? The wait is now over as the list of the gospel industry’s best, biggest and brightest stars are unveiled.

Check out the complete list per category and get yourself ready for a great lineup for this year’s show.

2011 STELLAR AWARDS NOMINEE LIST

Praise and Worship CD of the Year

Darwin Hobbs, Darwin Hobbs Live: Champion

James Fortune & FIYA, Encore

Phil Tarver, Place of Worship

The Anointed Pace Sisters, Access Granted

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year

Cameron Hilson and Mark Neubauer, Get Ready

Denise Trotman, Here I Am

Derek Blanks and Ken Barboza, Still

Jeff Gilligan, Love Unstoppable

Quartet of the Year

Reverend F.C. Barnes & Company

The Christian Angels

The Golden Wings Quartet

The Mighty Clouds of Joy

Traditional Group/Duo of the Year

James Greer & Company

The Anointed Pace Sisters

The Christian Angels

The Mighty Clouds of Joy

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year

BeBe & CeCe Winans

Forever Jones

James Fortune and FIYA

Trin-i-tee 5:7

Urban Inspirational Performance of the Year

BeBe & CeCe Winans, “Still”

Forever Jones, “Get Ready”

James Fortune & FIYA, “Encore”

Marvin Sapp, “Here I Am”

Music Video of the Year

BeBe and CeCe Winans, “Close to You”

Kirk Whalum, “Make Me a Believer”

Shirley Caesar, “Playground In Heaven”

The Anointed Pace Sisters, “If I Be Lifted Up”

Traditional Choir of the Year

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

James Hall & Voices of Citadel

Victory Cathedral Choir

Wilmington Chester Mass Choir

Contemporary Choir of the Year

God’s Little Soldiers International

Myron Butler & Levi

Youth for Christ

Youthful Praise featuring J.J. Hairston

Contemporary CD of the Year

BeBe and CeCe Winans, Still

Fred Hammond, Love Unstoppable

J.Moss, Just James

James Fortune and FIYA, Encore

Traditional CD of the Year

James Hall & Voices of Citadel, Won’t It Be Wonderful

Marvin Sapp, Here I Am

Shirley Caesar, A City Called Heaven

Vanessa Bell Armstrong, The Experience

Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year

Fredericka Faison

Lucinda Moore

Shirley Caesar

Vanessa Bell Armstrong

Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year

CeCe Winans

Karen Clark-Sheard

Lisa Page Brooks

Tamela Mann

Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year

Alvin Darling

Darrell Hines

Marvin Sapp

Mavin Winans

Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year

Byron Cage

Fred Hammond

J. Moss

James Fortune

Rap, Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

DJ Official, Entermission

Everyday Process, Outtadisworld

Sho Baraka, Lions and Liars

Trip Lee, Between Two Worlds

Special Event CD of the Year

BeBe and CeCe Winans, Still

Kirk Franklin, Are You Listening

Various Artists, CoCo Brother Live Presents Stand 2010

Various Artists, WOW Gospel 2010

Children’s Project of the Year

God’s Little Soldiers International, Soldier Story

Kingdom Kids Worldwide, Kingdom Kids Worldwide Volume 1

The Velasquez Family Singers, While We Still Have Time

Youth for Christ, Thanks In Advance

Group/Duo of the Year

BeBe & CeCe Winans

Forever Jones

James Fortune & FIYA

The Anointed Pace Sisters

Male Vocalist of the Year

Byron Cage

Fred Hammond

J. Moss

Marvin Sapp

Female Vocalist of the Year

CeCe Winans

Karen Clark-Sheard

Lucinda Moore

Tamela Mann

Producer of the Year

Aaron Lindsey, Here I Am

Donald Lawrence, The Experience

Fred Hammond, Love Unstoppable

James Fortune, Terrance Vaughn and Ayron Lewis, Encore

CD of the Year

Fred Hammond, Love Unstoppable

J. Moss, Just James

James Fortune & FIYA, Encore

Marvin Sapp, Here I Am

New Artist of the Year

Forever Jones

Kristina Halloway

Travis Greene

Victory Cathedral Choir

Choir of the Year

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

James Hall & Voices of Citadel

Victory Cathedral Choir

Wilmington Chester Mass Choir

Song of the Year

BeBe Winans, “Close to You”

Fred Hammond, Calvin Rodgers, Phillip Feaster, Ericka Warren, Michael Bethany and Dynna Wells, “They That Wait”

James Fortune, C. Fortune and T. Vaughn, “Encore”

Marvin Sapp, “Best In Me”

Artist of the Year

BeBe & CeCe Winans

Fred Hammond

James Fortune & FIYA

Marvin Sapp

What are your thoughts on this year’s nominees? Did you catch the nominee special this past weekend? Will you be attending and/or voting for contestants in this year’s show? If so, let us know what you think by posting on the message board below.

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