Donnie McClurkin, Heather Headley, and Mary Mary walked away from Sunday’s grammy awards with top honors, leading a strong pack of Gospel winners.
McClurkin, earning the first award of the evening, accepted best gospel performance for “Wait On The Lord”, joined by Karen Clark, McClurkin embraced fellow Grammy nominee Tonex, who presented the evening’s electronic and gospel categories.
Clark Sheard, thanking McClurkin, celebrated the win — her fourth Grammy win overall.
Taking a step back to Gospel roots paid off for Heather Headley, who picked up Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (“Audience of One”).
Israel Houghton and Mary Mary also picked up awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday, January 31, 2010.
52nd Annual Grammy Awards Gospel Winners:
Best Gospel Performance
“Wait On The Lord”
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Best Gospel Song “God In Me”
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell,
songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard)
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
“The Power Of One”
Israel Houghton[Integrity Music]
Traditional Gospel Album
“Oh Happy Day(Various Artists)”
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers[EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
“Audience Of One”
Heather Headley[EMI Gospel]