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Jonathan McReynolds

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The 34th annual Stellar Awards returned to Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on this past Friday, March 29. Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six big wins.  The Chicago gospel artist was crowned Artist of the Year,  and his song “Not Lucky” was named song of the year. He also took home honors for best contemporary male vocalist, contemporary CD and producer of the year. Jekalyn Carr was named female vocalist of the year and The Walls Group won the award for duo/chorus group of the year. The best new artist trophy went to Dallas guitarist, Jabari Johnson.  A posthumous tribute to Franklin was performed by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell, and members of Franklin’s family were presented with the inaugural Aretha Franklin ICON Award.

Check out the full list of Stellar Awards 2019 winners below… 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room, Entertainment One

SONG OF THE YEAR

Not Lucky, I’m Loved, Jonathan McReynolds, Terrell Demetrius Wilson & Anna B. Warner, Entertainment One

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room, Entertainment One

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group

DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Walls Group, The Other Side, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jabari Johnson, Day of Redemption, Entertainment One

CD OF THE YEAR

Make Room, Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds & Darryl “Lil Man” Howell, Make Room, Entertainment One

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Walls Group, The Other Side, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit/SRT/Shanachie

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room, Entertainment One

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

VaShawn Mitchell, Cross Music, Tyscot

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Tasha Page-Lockhart, The Beautiful Project, RCA Inspiration/Fo Yo Soul Recordings

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jekalyn Carr, One Nation Under God, Lunjeal Music Group

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

Make Room, Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

One Nation Under God, Jekalyn Carr, Lunjeal Music Group

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Not Lucky, I’m Loved, Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Won’t He Do It, Casey Cross, RCA Inspiration

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Run to the Altar, JH/Tyscot

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

New Direction, When All God’s Children Get Together, New Haven Records

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

The Best of Fred Hammond, Fred Hammond, Verity/Sony Music

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

God Knows, Flame, Clear Sight Music

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Pure N Heart, “Be You” 15 Years Unplugged, Music2ChangeU

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Keep Pushin, Wonder Spirit / SRT/Shanachie

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

Israel Houghton, Road to DeMaskUs, RCA Inspiration

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

Your Great Name, Todd Dulaney, Entertainment One

THOMAS A. DORSEY MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Sensational Nightingales

DR. BOBBY JONES LEGENDS AWARD

Dolores Washington Green

ARETHA FRANKLIN ICON AWARD

Aretha Franklin (posthumously)

STELLAR HONORS HALL OF FAME

Jackie Patillo

Phil Thornton

James D. Robinson, Jr.

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

God’s House of Hiphop

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

WFMI-FM 100.9 FM, Virginia Beach

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

WCGL AM 1360/FM 94.7, Jacksonville

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

WIMG 1300AM, Ewing

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

uGospel Radio, uGospel.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

Dwight Stone, WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta, GA

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