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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Horning Black History Month


As we are coming to a close on the month of February I wanted to honor my culture and my History as many may know February is Black History Month but I feel that Black History Month should not just be celebrated in one month BUT it should be celebrated 365 days a year because we should not FORGET the struggle of our ancestors so I picked a poem by none other than Maya Angelou this poem celebrates ALL of Us it's called Still I Rise.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Monday, February 27, 2012

NBA-ALL Stars Review


This past weekend in Orlando Florida the Stars were out at 2012 NBA-ALL Star held at The Amway Center it's where NBA meets Celebrities such as Flo-Rida, Diddy, Mary J Blige, Nick Minaj, Chris Brown Spike Lee, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo and countless of others. The Slam-Dunk Contest was held on Saturday Night which was OFF THE CHARTS! and Sunday was the NBA-ALL Star Game which the WEST won beating the East by two points 152-149. The 2012 MVP Trophy went to none other then Kevin Durant which was well deserved he put up 36 points for the West.

Here are some of the performances from the NBA-ALL STAR GAME

Mary J. Blige-Star Spangle Banner



Pitbull, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo-Halftime Show



2012 NBA-All Star Game Full Highlights and Game Recap



YAY! The West WON GO WEST!!

84th Annual Acadmy Awards OSCARS WINNERS


Ok so the BIGGEST Night in Hollywood The Oscars are now over the Show was JUST Ok our should I say quiet BORING the only reason why I watched the Oscars was because of Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and Sheila E. and to see if the movie The HELP was going to win. So in between the Oscars and watching the NBA-ALL STARS The 2012 Oscars was hosted by Billy Crystal the show had it's highlights and it also had it's low points but in all the Oscar was very interesting here are the 2012 Oscars Winners.

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, "Hugo"
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, "Hugo"
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, "The Artist"
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, "The Iron Lady"
Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, "Hugo"
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, "Hugo"
Best Documentary: "Undefeated"
Best Animated Feature: "Rango"
Best Visual Effects: "Hugo"
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, "Man or Muppet"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants"
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Live Action Short: "The Shore"
Best Documentary Short: "Saving Face"
Best Animated Short: "The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Picture: "The Artist"

Friday, February 24, 2012

2012NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND


WOW! This is ALL-STAR Weekend and I am so EXCITED! in the mist of this also being OSCAR weekend as well. It has already KICKED OFF this Friday Night with the ALL-STAR Celebrity Basketball and the BBVA Rising Star Challenge which will be aired on ESPN and TNT. There are schedule to be more BASKETBALL Saturday and the final wrap up on Sunday Night with the ALL-Game. This year the NBA ALL-STAR Weekend will be held in Orlando Florida where the excitement and energy is rising for Sundays All-Star game. This 3 day event is filled with Games, Celebrity Parties, Press for the ALL the Basketball players and there NBA Fans and Supporters ALL over the world. Here is the Team Roster for the 2012 NBA ALL-STAR. Now lets see who wins EAST OR WEST.

2012 Eastern Conference All-Stars

PLAYER (TEAM)
7 * Carmelo Anthony (New York)
6 * LeBron James (Miami)
1 * Derrick Rose (Chicago)
3 * Dwyane Wade (Miami)
12 * Dwight Howard (Orlando)
1 Chris Bosh (Miami)
9 # Luol Deng (Chicago)
55 # Roy Hibbert (Indiana)
9 # Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia)
55 | Joe Johnson (Atlanta)
34 Paul Pierce (Boston)
9 Rajon Rondo (Boston)
8 Deron Williams (New Jersey)
Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau (Chicago)


2012 Western Conference All-Stars
35 * Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City)
32 * Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers)
24 * Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
3 * Chris Paul (L.A. Clippers)
17 * # Andrew Bynum (L.A. Lakers)
12 # LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland)
33 # Marc Gasol (Memphis)
42 Kevin Love (Minnesota)
13 Steve Nash (Phoenix)
41 Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas)
9 Tony Parker (San Antonio)
0 Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City)
Head Coach: Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

43rd Annual NAACP Award Winners


On Friday February 17th the 43rd Annual NAACP Awards were given out at the Shrine Auditorium the Two-Hour Special was hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie which aired on NBC.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural award show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

The NAACP was founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

Here are the WINNERS!
Motion Picture: “The Help”

Actor in a motion picture: Laz Alonso, “Jumping the Broom”

Actress in a motion picture: Viola Davis, “The Help”

Supporting actor in a motion picture: Mike Epps, “Jumping the Broom”

Supporting actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Independent motion picture: “Pariah”

Foreign motion picture: “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Documentary, theatrical or television: “Sing Your Song”

Television:

Comedy series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”

Actor in a comedy series: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Reed Between the Lines”

Actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross, “Reed Between the Lines”

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Nick Cannon, “Up All Night”

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”

Drama series: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Actor in a drama series: LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Actress in a drama series: Regina King, “SouthLAnd”

Supporting actor in a drama series: James Pickens, Jr., “Grey’s Anatomy”

Supporting actress in a drama series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”

TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: “Thurgood”

Actor in a TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood”

Actress in a TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Taraji P. Henson, “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”

Actor in a daytime drama series: Emerson Brooks, “All My Children”

Actress in a daytime drama series: Tatyana Ali, “The Young and the Restless”

News/information, series or special: “Unsung”

Talk series: “Oprah’s Lifeclass”

Reality series: “Dancing With the Stars”

Variety series or special: “Oprah Presents: Master Class”

Children’s program: “I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View”

Performance in a children’s program, series or special: Keke Palmer, “True Jackson, VP”

Writing:

Comedy series: Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, “The Game”

Dramatic series: Lolis Eric Elie, “Treme”

Motion picture: Ann Peacock, “The First Grader”

Directing:

Comedy series: Leonard R. Garner, Jr., “Rules of Engagement”

Dramatic series: Ernest Dickerson, “Treme”

Motion picture: Salim Akil, “Jumping the Broom”

Recording:

New artist: Diggy Simmons

Male artist: Cee Lo Green

Female artist: Jill Scott

Duo, group or collaboration: Mary J. Blige feat. Drake

Jazz album: George Benson, “Guitar Man”

Gospel album, traditional or contemporary: Kirk Franklin, “Hello Fear”

World music album: Sounds of Blackness, “Sounds of Blackness”

Music video: Jennifer Hudson, “Where You At”

Song: Kirk Franklin, “I Smile”

Album: Jennifer Hudson, “I Remember Me”

Literature:

Fiction: Reshonda Tate Billingsley, “Say Amen, Again”

Nonfiction: Hill Harper, “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place”

Debut author: Lyah Le Flore, “The Strawberry Letter”

Biography/autobiography: Harry Belafonte, “My Song”

Instructional: T.D. Jakes, “The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God”

Poetry: James Golden, “Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems”

Children: Tony Dungy (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator), “You Can Be A Friend”

Youth/teens: Jeff Burlingame, “Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running”

George Lucas received the NAACP Vanguard Award

Cathy Hughes Radio One/TV ONE Founder received the NAACP Chairman's Award

The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen's Association received the NAACP President's Award

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The 2012 BET HONORS What Extraordinary Looks Like


As we know this is Award season just on Saturday Night we honored and celebrate those at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards celebrating those in Gospel Music, and on Sunday we celebrate the BIGGEST Night in Music with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards their are still a couple of Awards left Friday Night is the NAACP Awards and 2 weeks from now the 84th Annual Academy Awards will be aired on February 26th. But right now I am going to share with you the 2012 BET HONORS, On Monday Night the 2012 BET Honors was aired on BET hosted by Gabrielle Union and here were the Honorees.


Musical Arts Award
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder's name alone evokes visions of musical genius and pop culture history. BET Honors celebrates his accomplishments with the Musical Arts Award.

Service Award
Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen's excellence and valor during WWII inspired millions of Black people to break barriers and reject the status quo. BET Honors celebrates their accomplishments with the Service Award.

Literary Arts Award
Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou's poetry and literature paints pictures with words more vivid than reality. She inspires and empowers, and for that reason BET Honors celebrates her accomplishments with the Literary Arts Award.

Media Award
Spike Lee
Spike Lee's films cause conversation, facilitate change, and have made an indelible mark on pop culture. BET Honors celebrates his accomplishments with the Media Award.


Entertainer Award
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's voice is unparalleled. Her incredible rang, whistle registry, record breaking sales and Grammy collection make her the embodiment of a musical legend. BET Honors celebrates her accomplishments with the Entertainer Award.

Education Award
Beverly Kearney
Award-winning track and field coach Beverly Kearney's story of triumph through tragedy not only inspires, it motivates. Defying the odds and teaching her athletes that you can overcome anything with perseverance is why BET Honors celebrates her accomplishments with the Education Award.

Monday, February 13, 2012

2012 54th Annual Grammy Award Winners


With the Tragic passing of an Icon Whitney Houston the 54TH Annual Grammys took a Somber note in honor of Whitney Houston. Now that the 54th Annual Grammy Awards have been given out last Night here is a report from OTRC- On The Red Carpet.

Adele dominated the 2012 Grammy Awards on February 12 winning six awards including taking top honors like Record of the Year and Album of the Year for her single, "Rolling In The Deep," and her sophomore album "21."

The singer also had a big comeback to the stage singing "Rolling In The Deep" after recovering from vocal cord surgery and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

"I can't believe I'm getting emotional already," she said after winning Best Pop Vocal Album. "And seeing as it's a vocal performance, I need to thank my doctors, I suppose, who brought my voice back."

The Foo Fighters also had a big night at the awards ceremony winning five Grammys for their album "Wasting Light."

The ceremony opened with a prayer for Whitney Houston by host LL Cool J and Jennifer Hudson sang "I Will Always Love You," in honor of the star. Here are the WINNERS and some video Highlights of my Favorite Grammy Moments.

Record Of The Year
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" -- WINNER
Bon Iver - "Holocene"
Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
Katy Perry - "Firework"

Album Of The Year
Adele - "21" -- WINNER
Foo Fighters - "Wasting Light"
Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Bruno Mars - "Doo-Wops & Hooligans"
Rihanna - "Loud"

Song Of The Year
"All Of The Lights" - Written by: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West. Performed by: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie.
"The Cave" - Written by: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston. Performed by: Mumford & Sons.
"Grenade" - Written by: Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters. Performed by: Bruno Mars.
"Holocene" - Written by: Justin Vernon, songwriter Performed by: Bon Iver.
"Rolling In The Deep" - Written by: Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters Performed by: Adele. -- WINNER

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver -- WINNER
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best
Adele - "Someone Like You" -- WINNER
Lady Gaga - "You And I"
Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
Katy Perry - "Firework"
Pink - "[Expletive] Perfect"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - "Body And Soul" -- WINNER
The Black Keys - "Dearest"
Coldplay - "Paradise"
Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Jenny Oaks Baker - "Wish Upon A Star"
Daniel Ho - "E Kahe Malie"
Booker T. Jones - "The Road From Memphis" -- WINNER
Dave Koz - "Hello Tomorrow"
Brian Setzer - "Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele - "21" -- WINNER
Cee Lo Green - "The Lady Killer"
Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans"
Rihanna - "Loud"

Best Dance Recording
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech - "Raise Your Weapon"
Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand"
David Guetta & Avicii - "Sunshine"
Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend"
Skrillex - "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites -- WINNER
Swedish House Mafia - "Save The World"

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy - "Zonoscope"
Deadmau5 - "4x4=12"
David Guetta - "Nothing But The Beat
Robyn - "Body Talk, Pt. 3"
Skrillex - "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" -- WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Various Artists - "Duets II" -- WINNER
Susan Boyle - "The Gift"
Harry Connick Jr. - "In Concert On Broadway"
Seth MacFarlane - "Music Is Better Than Words"
Barbra Streisand - "What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman"

Best Rock Performance
Coldplay - "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
The Decemberists - "Down By The Water"
Foo Fighters - "Walk" -- WINNER
Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
Radiohead - "Lotus Flower"

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Dream Theater - "On The Backs Of Angels"
Foo Fighters - "White Limo" -- WINNER
Mastodon - "Curl Of The Burl"
Megadeth - "Public Enemy No. 1"
Sum 41 - "Blood In My Eyes"

Best Rock Song
"The Cave" - Written by: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston Performed by: Mumford & Sons
"Down By The Water" - Written by: Colin Meloy Performed by:The Decemberists
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - Written by: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin Performed by: Coldplay
"Lotus Flower" - Written by: Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke Performed by: Radiohead
"Walk" - Written by: Foo Fighters, Performed by: Foo Fighters -- WINNER

Best Rock Album
Jeff Beck - "Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul"
Foo Fighters - "Wasting Light" -- WINNER
Kings Of Leon - "Come Around Sundown"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "I'm With You"
Wilco - "The Whole Love"

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver - "Bon Iver" -- WINNER
Death Cab For Cutie - "Codes And Keys"
Foster The People - "Torches"
My Morning Jacket - "Circuital"
Radiohead - "The King Of Limbs"

Best R&B Performance
Marsha Ambrosius - "Far Away"
Ledisi - "Pieces Of Me"
Kelly Price & Stokley - "Not My Daddy"
Corinne Bailey Rae - "Is This Love" -- WINNER
Charlie Wilson - "You Are"

Best Traditional R& B Performance
Eric Benet - "Sometimes I Cry"
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona - "Fool For You" -- WINNER
R. Kelly - "Radio Message"
Raphael Saadiq - "Good Man
Betty Wright & The Roots - "Surrender"

Best R& ;B Song
"Far Away" - Written by: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith. Performed by: Marsha Ambrosius
"Fool For You" - Written by: Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, Performed by: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona -- WINNER
"Not My Daddy" - Written by: Kelly Price, songwriter Performed by: Kelly Price & Stokley
"Pieces Of Me" - Written by: Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, Performed by: Ledisi
"You Are" - Written by: Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin
Wilson, Performed by: Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown - "F.A.M.E." -- WINNER
El DeBarge - "Second Chance"
R. Kelly - "Love Letter"
Ledisi - "Pieces Of Me"
Kelly Price - "Kelly"

Best Rap Performance
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now"
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Otis" -- WINNER
Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"
Nicki Minaj & Drake - "Moment 4 Life"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black And Yellow"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyonce & Andre 3000 - "Party"
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne- "I'm On One"
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey - "I Need A Doctor"
Rihanna & Drake - "What's My Name?"
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne - "Motivation"
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie - "All Of The Lights" -- WINNER

Best Rap Song
"All Of The Lights" - Written By: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West. Performed by: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie. -- WINNER
"Black And Yellow" - Written By: Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz. Performed by: Wiz Khalifa
"I Need A Doctor" - Written By: Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey. Performed by: Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey.
"Look At Me Now" - Written By: Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz. Performed by: Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes.
"Otis" - Written By: Shawn Carter & Kanye West. Performed by: Jay-Z & Kanye West.
"The Show Goes On" - Written By: Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. Performed by: Lupe Fiasco.

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Watch The Throne"
Lil Wayne - "Tha Carter IV"
Lupe Fiasco - "Lasers"
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday"
Kanye West - "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" -- WINNER

Best Country Solo Performance
Jason Aldean - "Dirt Road Anthem"
Martina McBride- "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
Blake Shelton - "Honey Bee"
Taylor Swift - "Mean" -- WINNER
Carrie Underwood- "Mama's Song"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter - "You And Tequila"
The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow" -- WINNER
Thompson Square - "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Written by: Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy. Performed by: Thompson Square.
"God Gave Me You" - Written by: Dave Barnes. Performed by: Blake Shelton
"Just Fishin'" - Written by: Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill. Performed by: Trace Adkins "Mean" - Written by: Taylor Swift. Performed by: Taylor Swift -- WINNER
"Threaten Me With Heaven" - Written by: Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian. Performed by: Vince Gill
"You And Tequila" - Written by: Matraca Berg & Deana Carter. Performed by: Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter.

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"
Eric Church - "Chief"
Lady Antebellum - "Own The Night" -- WINNER
Blake Shelton - "Red River Blue"
George Strait - "Here For A Good Time"
Taylor Swift - "Speak Now"

Best New Age Album
Al Conti - "Northern Seas"
Michael Brant DeMaria - "Gaia"
Peter Kater - "Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame"
Pat Metheny - "What's It All About" -- WINNER
Zamora - "Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6"

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"All Or Nothing At All" - Randy Brecker, soloist
"You Are My Sunshine" - Ron Carter, soloist
"500 Miles High" - Chick Corea, soloist -- WINNER
"Work" - Fred Hersch, soloist
"Sonnymoon For Two" - Sonny Rollins, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Karrin Allyson - "'Round Midnight"
Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists - "The Mosaic Project" -- WINNER
Kurt Elling - "The Gate"
Tierney Sutton (Band) - "American Road"
Roseanna Vitro - "The Music Of Randy Newman"

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Gerald Clayton - "Bond: The Paris Sessions"
Corea, Clarke & White - "Forever" -- WINNER
Fred Hersch - "Alone At The Vanguard"
Joe Lovano/Us Five - "Bird Songs"
Sonny Rollins - "Road Shows Vol. 2"
Yellowjackets - "Timeline"

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Randy Brecker With DR Big Band - "The Jazz Ballad Song Book"
Christian McBride Big Band - "The Good Feeling" -- WINNER
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - "40 Acres And A Burro"
Gerald Wilson Orchestra - "Legacy"
Miguel Zenon "Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook"

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Steven Curtis Chapman - "Do Everything"
Natalie Grant - "Alive (Mary Magdalene)"
Brandon Heath - "Your Love"
Le'Andria Johnson - "Jesus" -- WINNER
Chris Tomlin - "I Lift My Hands"

Best Gospel Song
"Hello Fear" - Written by: Kirk Franklin. Performed by: Kirk Franklin -- WINNER
"Sitting With Me" - Written by: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon. Performed by: Mary Mary.
"Spiritual" - Written by: Donald Lawrence. Performed by: Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes.
"Trust Me"- Written by: Richard Smallwood. Performed by: Richard Smallwood & Vision
"Window" - Written by: Canton Jones. Performed by: Canton Jones.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
"Blessings" - Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story) -- WINNER
"Hold Me" - Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
"I Lift My Hands" - Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
"Strong Enough" - Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
"Your Love" - Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)

Best Gospel Album
"The Love Album" - Kim Burrell
"The Journey" - Andrae Crouch
"Hello Fear" - Kirk Franklin -- WINNER
"Something Big" - Mary Mary
"Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition" - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album -- WINNER
"Ghosts Upon The Earth" - Gungor
"Leaving Eden" - Brandon Heath
"The Great Awakening" - Leeland
"What If We Were Real" - Mandisa
"Black & White" - Royal Tailor
"And If Our God Is For Us" - Chris Tomlin -- WINNER

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Calle 13 - "Entren Los Que Quieran"
Gustavo Galindo - "Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar"
La Vida Boheme - "Nuestra"
Los Amigos Invisibles - "Not So Commercial"
Mana - "Drama Y Luz" -- WINNER

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
Pepe Aguilar - "Bicentenario" -- WINNER
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea - "Orale"
Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle - "Amor A La Musica"
Paquita La Del Barrio - "Eres Un Farsante"
Joan Sebastian - "Huevos Rancheros"

Best Banda Or Norteno Album
El Guero Y Su Banda Centenario - "Estare Mejor"
Intocable - "Intocable 2011"
Los Tigres Del Norte - "Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends" -- WINNER
Los Tucanes De Tijuana - "El Árbol"
Michael Salgado - "No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo ... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo"

Best Tropical Latin Album
Edwin Bonilla - "Homenaje A Los Rumberos"
Cachao - "The Last Mambo" -- WINNER
Jose Rizo's Mongorama - "Mongorama"

Best Americana Album
Linda Chorney - "Emotional Jukebox"
Ry Cooder - "Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down"
Emmylou Harris - "Hard Bargain"
Levon Helm - "Ramble At The Ryman" -- WINNER
Lucinda Williams - "Blessed"

Best Bluegrass Album
Alison Krauss & Union Station - "Paper Airplane" -- WINNER
Jim Lauderdale - "Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale"
Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers - "Rare Bird Alert"
The Del McCoury Band - "Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe"
Ralph Stanley - "A Mother's Prayer"
Chris Thile & Michael Daves - "Sleep With One Eye Open"

Best Blues Album
Gregg Allman - "Low Country Blues"
Marcia Ball - "Roadside Attractions"
Warren Haynes - "Man In Motion"
Keb Mo - "The Reflection"
Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Revelator" -- WINNER

Best Folk Album
The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow" -- WINNER
Steve Earle - "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"
Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues"
Eddie Vedder - "Ukulele Songs"
Gillian Welch - "The Harrow & The Harvest"

Best Regional Roots Music Album
C.J. Chenier - "Can't Sit Down"
George Kahumoku, Jr. - "Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods"
Rebirth Brass Band - "Rebirth Of New Orleans" -- WINNER
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys - "Grand Isle"
Jimmy Sturr & His Orchesta - "Not Just Another Polka"

Best Reggae Album
Monty Alexander - "Harlem-Kingston Express Live!"
Israel Vibration - "Reggae Knights"
Stephen Marley - "Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life" -- WINNER
Ziggy Marley - "Wild And Free"
Shaggy - "Summer In Kingston"

Best World Music Album
AfroCubism - "AfroCubism"
Femi Kuti - "Africa For Africa"
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Songs From A Zulu Farm"
Tinariwen - "Tassili" -- WINNER

Best Children's Album
"All About Bullies... Big And Small" - (Various Artists) -- WINNER
"Are We There Yet?" - The Papa Hugs Band
"Fitness Rock & Roll" - Miss Amy
"GulfAlive" - The Banana Plant
"I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow" - (Various Artists)

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
"Bossypants" - Tina Fey
"Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond" - (Various Artists)
"Hamlet (William Shakespeare)" - Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
"If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)" -- WINNER - Betty White
"The Mark Of Zorro" - Val Kilmer & Cast

Best Comedy Album
"Alpocalypse" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Finest Hour" - Patton Oswalt
"Hilarious" - Louis C.K. -- WINNER
"Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant" - Kathy Griffin
"Turtleneck & Chain" - The Lonely Island

Best Musical Theater Album
"Anything Goes"
"The Book Of Mormon" -- WINNER
"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
"Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1" -- WINNER
"Burlesque"
"Glee: The Music, Volume 4"
"Tangled"
"True Blood: Volume 3"

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
"Black Swan"
"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"The King's Speech" -- WINNER
"The Shrine"
"Tron Legacy"

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Born To Be Somebody" - From "Never Say Never"
"Christmastime Is Killing Us" - From "Family Guy"
"I See The Light" - From "Tangled" -- WINNER
"So Long" - From "Winnie The Pooh"
"Where The River Goes" - From "Footloose
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" - From "Burlesque

Best Instrumental Composition
"Falling Men"
"Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)"
"I Talk To The Trees"
"Life In Eleven" -- WINNER
"Timeline"

Best Instrumental Arrangement
"All Or Nothing At All"
"In The Beginning"
"Nasty Dance"
"Rhapsody In Blue" -- WINNER
"Song Without Words"

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
"Ao Mar"
"Moon Over Bourbon Street"
"On Broadway"
"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" -- WINNER
"The Windmills Of Your Mind"

Best Recording Package
"Chickenfoot III"
"Good Luck & True Love"
"Rivers And Homes"
"Scenes From The Suburbs" -- WINNER
"Watch The Throne"

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
"The King Of Limbs"
"The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story" -- WINNER
"25th Anniversary Music Box"
"25 Years"
"Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition"

Best Album Notes
"The Bang Years 1966-1968"
"The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music"
"Complete Mythology"
"Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s" -- WINNER
"The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75"

Best Historical Album
"Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition)" -- WINNER
"The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music"
"Complete Mythology"
"Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s"
"Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters"

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
"Follow Me Down"
"The Harrow & The Harvest"
"Music Is Better Than Words"
"The Next Right Thing"
"Paper Airplane" -- WINNER

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse
Paul Epworth -- WINNER
The Smeezingtons
Ryan Tedder
Butch Vig

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
"Cinema (Skrillex Remix)" -- WINNER
"Collide (Afrojack Remix)"
"End Of Line (Photek Remix)"
"Only Girl (In The World) (Rosabel Club Mix)"
"Rope (Deadmau5 Mix)"

Best Surround Sound Album
"An Evening With Dave Grusin"
"Grace For Drowning"
"Kind"
"Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)" -- WINNER
"Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31"

Best Engineered Album, Classical
"Aldridge: Elmer Gantry" -- WINNER
"Glazunov: Complete Concertos"
"Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide"
"Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4"
"Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key'"

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh
Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Peter Rutenberg
Judith Sherman -- WINNER

Best Orchestral Performance
"Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2" - Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
"Brahms: Symphony No. 4" - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
"Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101" - Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) -- WINNER
"Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5" - Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
"Martinu: The 6 Symphonies" - Jirí Belohlavek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording
"Adams: Doctor Atomic" -- WINNER
"Britten: Billy Budd"
"Rautavaara: Kaivos"
"Verdi: La Traviata"
"Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte"

Best Choral Performance
"Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella" - Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)
"Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45" - Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton &Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
"Kind" - Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
"Light & Gold" - Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers) -- WINNER
"The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen" - Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)

Best Small Ensemble Performance
"Frank: Hilos" - Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
"The Kingdoms Of Castille" - Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
"Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" - Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird -- WINNER
"A Seraphic Fire Christmas" - Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
"Sound The Bells! " - The Bay Brass

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
"Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West" - Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
"Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini" - Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
"Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4" - Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra)
"Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra" - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony) -- WINNER
"Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano" - Ursula Oppens

Best Classical Vocal Solo
"Diva Divo" - Joyce DiDonato -- WINNER
"Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemoy Synsk" - Marianne Beate Kielland
"Handel: Cleopatra" - Natalie Dessay
"Purcell: O Solitude" - Andreas Scholl
"Three Baroque Tenors" - Ian Bostridge

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
"Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry" - Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein -- WINNER
"Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra" - George Crumb
"Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3" - Jefferson Friedman
"Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" - Steven Mackey
"Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2" - Poul Ruders

Best Short Form Music Video
"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele -- WINNER
"Yes I Know" - Memory Tapes
"All Is Not Lost" - OK Go
"Lotus Flower"- Radiohead
"First Of The Year (Equinox)" - Skrillex
"Perform This Way" - "Weird Al" Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video
"I Am World Tour" - Beyonce
"Foo Fighters: Back And Forth" - Foo Fighters -- WINNER
"Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon" - Kings Of Leon
"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest" - A Tribe Called Quest
"Nine Types Of Light" - TV On The Radio

2012 Grammy Award Recap


LL COOL J Prayer


Bruno Mars-Runaway


Adele-Rolling In the Deep


Chris Brown- Turn up the Music and Beautiful People


Taylor Swift-Mean


Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean-Don't You Wanna Stay


Jennifer Hudson-Tribute to Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You

Sunday, February 12, 2012

54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations


Tonight is Music BIGGEST Night the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by LL Cool J on CBS tonight so here are the list of the 2012 Grammy Nominees.

Lets See Who wins tonight GO ADELE!!


Album Of The Year
21 — Adele

Wasting Light — Foo Fighters

Born This Way — Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars

Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year
"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele

"Holocene" — Bon Iver

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Firework" — Katy Perry

Best New Artist
The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Song Of The Year
"All Of The Lights" — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

"The Cave" — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

"Grenade" — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

"Holocene" — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

"Rolling In The Deep" — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You" — Adele

"Yoü And I" — Lady Gaga

"Grenade" — Bruno Mars

"Firework" — Katy Perry

"F***in' Perfect" — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Body And Soul" — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

"Dearest" — The Black Keys

"Paradise" — Coldplay

"Pumped Up Kicks" — Foster The People

"Moves Like Jagger" — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
"Raise Your Weapon" — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

"Barbra Streisand" — Duck Sauce

"Sunshine" — David Guetta & Avicii

"Call Your Girlfriend" — Robyn

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" — Skrillex

"Save The World" — Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock Performance
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" — Coldplay

"Down By The Water" — The Decemberists

"Walk" — Foo Fighters

"The Cave" — Mumford & Sons

"Lotus Flower" — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels" — Dream Theater

"White Limo" — Foo Fighters

"Curl Of The Burl" — Mastodon

"Public Enemy No. 1" — Megadeth

"Blood In My Eyes" — Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul — Jeff Beck

Wasting Light — Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown — Kings Of Leon

I'm With You — Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love — Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver — Bon Iver

Codes And Keys — Death Cab For Cutie

Torches — Foster The People

Circuital — My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs — Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Sometimes I Cry" — Eric Benét

"Fool For You" — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

"Radio Message" — R. Kelly

"Good Man" — Raphael Saadiq

"Surrender" — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown

Second Chance — El DeBarge

Love Letter — R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me — Ledisi

Kelly — Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Party" — Beyoncé & André 3000

"I'm On One" — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

"I Need A Doctor" — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

"What's My Name?" — Rihanna & Drake

"Motivation" — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

"All Of The Lights" — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now" — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

"Otis" — Jay-Z & Kanye West

"The Show Goes On" — Lupe Fiasco

"Moment 4 Life" — Nicki Minaj & Drake

"Black And Yellow" — Wiz Khalifa

Best Country Solo Performance
"Dirt Road Anthem" — Jason Aldean

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" — Martina McBride

"Honey Bee" — Blake Shelton

"Mean" — Taylor Swift

"Mama's Song" — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)

"God Gave Me You" — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

"Just Fishin'" — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

"Mean" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

"Threaten Me With Heaven" — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)

"You And Tequila" — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney

Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder

Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris

Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm

Blessed — Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman

Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball

Man In Motion — Warren Haynes

The Reflection — Keb' Mo'

Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive — Steve Earle

Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes

Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder

The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch

Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 27th Annual Stellar Awards



Well it's that time of the Year where we honor the best in Music and Movies , I am talking about none other AWARD SEASON we have the 27th Annual Stellar Awards which will be airing on GMC TV this Saturday. The 54th Annual Grammys which will be aired on CBS this Sunday and the NAACP Awards which will be aired on February 17th. And Three weeks from now on February 26th the BIGGEST Night in HOLLYWOOD The 84th Annual Academy Awards OSCARS that is. Well here are the nominations for the 27th Annual Stellar Awards which will be hosted by Marvin Sapp and Dorinda Clark Cole The Stellar Awards Celebrates and honor those in Gospel Music. Check your local listing for GMC TV.

The 2012 Stellar Awards Nominees are

Artist of the Year
Earnest Pugh
Kirk Franklin
Mary Mary
VaShawn Mitchell

Song of the Year
“Nobody Greater” | Darius Paulk
“Well Done” | Deitrick Haddon
“I Smile” | Kirk Franklin
“I Choose To Worship” | Wess Morgan


Male Vocalist of the Year
Earnest Pugh
Israel Houghton
Smokie Norful
VaShawn Mitchell


Female Vocalist of the Year
Beverly Crawford
Kim Burrell
Martha Munizzi
Yolanda Adams


Group/Duo of the Year
James Fortune & FIYA
Mary Mary
Rance Allen Group
Trin-i-tee 5:7



New Artist of the Year
Greater Mt. Calvary Church Choir
Preashea Hilliard
Todd Dulaney
Y’Anna

CD of the Year
James Fortune & FIYA – I Believe
Kirk Franklin – I Smile
Mary Mary – Something Big
VaShawn Mitchell – Triumphant



Choir of the Year
Chicago Mass Choir
Mississippi Mass Choir
Ricky Dillard
Shekinah Glory Ministry


Producer of the Year
Aaron Lindsey, Tommy Sims & Israel Houghton for Love God. Love People.
Kirk Franklin for Hello Fear
VaShawn Mitchell, Daniel Weatherspoon & Rick Robinson for Triumphant
Warryn Campbell/Mary Mary for Something Big

Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year
James Fortune & FIYA
Mary Mary
Trin-i-tee 5:7


Traditional Group/Duo of the Year
Keith Wonderboy Johnson & Spiritual Voices
Rance Allen Group
The Soul Seekers

Contemporary Male of the Year
Deitrick Haddon
Earnest Pugh
Israel Houghton
VaShawn Mitchell

Traditional Male of the Year
Keith Wonderboy Johnson
John P Kee
Rance Allen
Smokie Norful

Contemporary Female of the Year
Kim Burrell
Preashea Hilliard
Y’Anna
Yolanda Adams


Traditional Female of the Year
Beverly Crawford
Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
LaShun Pace
Twinkie Clark

Contemporary CD of the Year
Deitrick Haddon | Church on the Moon
Kirk Franklin | Hello Fear
Mary Mary | Something Big
VaShawn Mitchell | Triumphant

[list courtesy of GospelPundit.com]

Traditional CD of the Year
John P Kee | The Legacy Project
Mississippi Mass Choir | Then Sings My Soul
Ricky Dillard | Keep Living
Smokie Norful | How I Got Over…


Urban Inspirational Performance of the Year
Deitrick Haddon | “Well Done”
Kirk Franklin | “I Smile”
Mary Mary | “Walking”
VaShawn Mitchell | “Nobody Greater”

Music Video of the Year – Short Form
Martha Munizzi | “Excellent” (Martha Munizzi)
Christian Heuer | “Walking” (Mary Mary)
Canton Jones | “God” (Canton Jones)
VaShawn Mitchell | “Nobody Greater” (VaShawn Mitchell)

Music Video of the Year – Long Form
Deitrick Haddon | Church on the Moon
Jerry Parries | Bishop Morton Celebrates…
Mississippi Mass Choir | Then Sings My Soul
Ricky Dillard | Keep Living

Traditional Choir of the Year
Chicago Mass Choir
Greater Mt. Calvary Church Choir
Mississippi Mass Choir
Ricky Dillard

Contemporary Choir of the Year
Lonnie Hunter & Structure
Shekinah Glory Ministry



Instrumental Gospel CD of the Year
Harold Rayford | I Am the Instrument
Moses Tyson Jr | Music Remastered & Sacred Organ
Todd Ledbetter | Meditations: Hymsn in the Key of Jazz
Winston Stewart | Season


Special Event CD of the Year
Bishop Paul Morton | Still
John P Kee | The Legacy Project
Shekinah Glory Ministry | Refreshed By Fire
VaShawn Mitchell | My Songbook

Rap, Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
Flame | Captured
Lecrae | Rehab
Lecrae | Rehab: The Overdose
Viktory | Birth of a Legacy


Children’s Project of the Year
Teen Pure N Heart | Pure N Heart Live
Santiago & Claude Deuce | My Destiny Place – My Imagination
The Velasquez Singers | Ten
T-Rep The Young Prayzr | Let’s Go

Quartet of the Year
Keith Wonderboy Johnson & Spiritual Voices
Rance Allen Group
The Soul Seekers


Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
Christina Jones for Dominionaire (Canton Jones)
Denise Trotman & Greg Gilligan for Hello Fear (Kirk Franklin)
Martha Munizzi for Make It Loud (Martha Munizzi)
Tanner Gary for Triumphant (VaShawn Mitchell)

Praise and Worship CD of the Year
Earnest Pugh | Earnestly Yours
Israel Houghton | Love God. Love People.
Shekinah Glory Ministry | Refreshed By Fire
VaShawn Mitchell | Triumphant


Spoken Word CD of the Year
Marco the Poet | Marco the Poet EP
Michael Diallo McLendon | The Diallo Experience
Selah | Look At You Loving Me
Trupoetry | Trupoetry

The following are the recipients of this year’s special awards:


John P. Kee will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award
Vy Higgensen will receive the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
Dorothy Norwood will receive the Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award