Check out the stars who stole the show on the 2018 Stellar Awards red carpet


Sisters Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, of the gospel singing duo Mary Mary, reunited at the Kirk Franklin-hosted 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award Show, and they looked as amazing as they sounded in gold metallic and electric blue, respectively.

The highly-anticipated performance was taped in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena and hailed as an, “epic night in gospel music.” One of this year’s sponsors was AARP.

Rivaling the sibling duo were The Showers, whose gospel project, The Journey, was nominated for Contemporary Duo/Group or Chorus of the Year. Six members of the septet were spotted as they were celebrated at the AARP Stellar Pre-show Nominee Reception and also were presenters on The Stellars Pre-Show Awards.

Tamela Mann was the 2018 recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award.

KeKe Wyatt strolled the carpet and gave us life wearing, flowers, lace and adding a touch of spring to the fanfare.

The telecast premieres on TV One tonight, Good Friday, March 30, at 9/8c. Additionally, the Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication March 31-May 6, 2018.

Check out the 2018 Stellar Awards complete winners list below.

But not before you take a peek into the pre-show: Step inside AARP’s reception with Kenny Lattimore at the Stellar Awards pre-show

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • David Bloom, Cortez Vaughn, Phontane Demond Reed & JJ Hairston, You Deserve It, JamesTownMusic/Entertainment One

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Passion. Pursuit., Motown Gospel

DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Isabel Davis, The Call, Uncle G Records

CD OF THE YEAR

  • You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Sunday, Key of A/FairTrade/Tyscot Records

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • The Rance Allen Group, Live from San Francisco, Tyscot Records

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Marvin Sapp, Close, Verity/RCA Inspiration

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Passion. Pursuit., Motown Gospel

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • CeCe Winans, Let them Fall in Love, Pure Springs Gospel

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

  • Passion. Pursuit., Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • Close, Marvin Sapp, Verity/RCA Inspiration

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Derek Blanks, We Livin – It’s Still Personal (Tina Campbell), Gee Tree Creative/Malaco

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Bishop Paul S. Morton, Legacy Live in New Orleans, Tehillah Music Group/Entertainment One

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

INSTRUMENTAL CD OF THE YEAR

  • Kirk Whalum, #LoveCovers, Top Drawer Records

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

  • Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 2, Various Artists, RCA Inspiration

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD OF THE YEAR

  • Greatness, Canton Jones, Radar Live/Cajo Records

CATEGORY #25

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  • God’s Little Soldiers International Boys Choir, Through the Years, DIR/Motor City Praise

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

  • The Williams Brothers, Timeless, Blackberry Records

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

  • Derek Blanks, Passion. Pursuit. (Tasha Cobbs Leonard), Motown Gospel

PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

  • You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

 

JAMES CLEVELAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • Tamela Mann

THOMAS A. DORSEY MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Bishop Kenneth Moales,
  1. BOBBY JONES LEGENDS AWARD
  • Milton Biggham 

ICON AWARD

  • Edwin Hawkins (posthumously)

STELLAR HONORS HALL OF FAME

Ben Tankard

Dr. Marabeth Gentry Kurt Carr

 

GOSPEL RADIO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WGRB-AM 1390AM (Inspiration 1390), Chicago, Sonya Blakey

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WOKB 1680AM, Orlando/Central Florida, Shanti Persaud

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • WFMI 100.9, Virginia Beach, Mike Chandler

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR

  • KSYB 1300AM, Shreveport, Rhonda Phillips- Sanders

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR

  • Liz Black, 1190AM WLIB, New York, NY
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