Men rock fanciful blazers at the 2018 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Derek Blanks (Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

The 2018 Stellar Gospel Music Awards show was recently recorded in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena.

The night included performances by Snoop Dogg, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard, Tori Kelly, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Ricky Dillard, Todd Dulaney, Tasha Page Lockhart, KeKe Wyatt, Canton Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Koryn Hawthorne, Le’Andria Johnson and more. Special presenters included Donnie McClurkin, Merle Dandridge, David Mann, Anika Noni Rose and more.

Don Jackson bestowed special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. The incomparable Tamela Mann was the 2018 recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham received The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry, president of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

Top winners of the night were JJ Hairston, who won six awards; Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Travis Greene each won four awards; and Anthony Brown won two awards.

The Stellar Awards telecast will premiere on TV One on Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST and air in broadcast syndication on 130 stations in more than 110 markets around the country March 31 – May 6, 2018.

Check out how our brothers showed up in their ornate tuxedo blazers at the show, outshining many of the women.

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