By: Olakanmi Moyosore
24th August 2020
The annual presentation ceremony of performance by prominent gospel musicians and presentation of awards, The Stellar Award in partnership with the Orleans Hotel and Arena has held its 2020 stellar award 35th-anniversary show.
The awaited Night for the gospel awards that was hosted by Kirk Franklin, Jon McReynolds, and Koryn Hawthrone was covered by the biggest gospel network coverage BET on August 23rd, 2020.
The night started with performers from well renowned CeCe Winans that performed ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ in tribute to John Lewis, Marvin Sapp who performed his new single ‘Thank You For It All’, Zacardi Cortez performed ‘you don’t know’, Travis Green, Anthony Brown, Titus Showers (Performer Emerging Stage), and so many more.
The night gave out thirty-four awards, in which the Album Of The Year winner is Kirk Franklin, the Artist Of The Year winner is Tasha Cobbs Leonard, the Female Vocalist winner for the year is Albertina Walker, the New Artist Of The Year is Pastor Mike Jr, Praise And Worship Album for the year Winner J.J Harriston, Song Of The Year winner Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, Traditional Group Of The Year is Kurr Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, The Contemporary Choir Of The Year winner is Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, Contemporary Male Vocalist Of The Year winner is Kirk Franklin and so many more.