VERITY LANDS 25 STELLAR AWARD NOMINATIONS; SWEEPS MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR CATEGORY

Verity Gospel Music Group landed 25 nominations for the 2011 Stellar Awards. Both Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond were nominated in seven categories, including “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “CD of the Year.”

Byron Cage, Fred Hammond, J Moss and Marvin Sapp, all Verity Gospel Music Group artists, received nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Additionally, the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA) will bestow special honors on two Verity Recording Artists: Donald Lawrence will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and Kirk Franklin will receive the Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award.

Here is the total list of Verity’s Stellar Award Nominations:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Fred Hammond
Marvin Sapp

SONG OF THE YEAR
“They That Wait” (Fred Hammond)
“Best In Me” (Marvin Sapp)

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Byron Cage
Fred Hammond
J Moss
Marvin Sapp

CD OF THE YEAR
Love Unstoppable (Fred Hammond)
Just James (J Moss)
Here I Am (Marvin Sapp)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Fred Hammond (Love Unstoppable)

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Byron Cage
Fred Hammond
J Moss

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Marvin Sapp

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR
Love Unstoppable (Fred Hammond)
J Moss (Just James)

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR
Here I Am (Marvin Sapp)

URBAN INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
"Best In Me” (Marvin Sapp)

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR
Are You Listening (Kirk Franklin)
WOW Gospel 2010 (Various Artists)

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Marvin Sapp – Here I Am (art direction:Denise Trotman)
Fred Hammond – Love Unstoppable (art direction:Jeff Gilligan)