34th Annual Stellar Awards

The 34th Annual Stellar Awards ceremony was held on March 29, 2019, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.[1] The show will be televised by American digital cable and satellite television network BET on April 19, 2019.[2] Musician Kirk Franklin hosted the award ceremony.

34th Annual Stellar Awards
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Official poster
DateMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
6:00 p.m. PT
LocationOrleans Arena, Las Vegas
Hosted byKirk Franklin
Most awardsJonathan McReynolds (8)
Most nominationsJonathan McReynolds (8)
Television/radio coverage

The ceremony recognized the best gospel music recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran in 2018.[3]

Delores Washington Green of The Caravans was given the Legend Award.[2] James Robinson Jr., Jackie Patillo and Phil Thornton were inducted into the Stellar Honors Hall of Fame.[2] On behalf of Aretha Franklin, the members of Franklin's family were presented with the inaugural Aretha Franklin Icon Award.[2]

Jonathan McReynolds, who received the most nominations, also received the most wins of the night by winning in each of his nominated categories.[2]

Nominations announcementEdit

Nominations were announced during a radio press tour on January 15, 2019.[3]


  • Please note: The winners are highlighted in bold text and listed first in each category.[4]


Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
CD of the Year
New Artist of the Year
  • Jabari Johnson
  • Cheryl Thomas-Fortune
  • PJ Morgan
  • Phil Thompson


Female Vocalist of the Year (also referred to as the "Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year")
Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year
Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year
Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year


Duo/Chorus of the Year
Contemporary Duo/Chorus of the Year
Traditional Duo/Chorus of the Year
Quartet of the Year


Choir of the Year
  • Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir
  • Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
  • The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  • Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis
Traditional Choir of the Year
  • Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir
  • Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters
  • Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
  • The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Contemporary Choir of the Year
  • New Direction
  • Brent Jones & the Waco Community Choir
  • Dr. Alyn E. Waller Presents Fresh Anointing
  • Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis


Recorded Music Packaging of the Year


Producer of the Year


Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
  • "God Knows" - Flame
  • "BLSD" - Jor'Dan Armstrong
  • "I Ain't Preaching to the Choir" - Miz Tiffany
  • "Praise" - Emcee N.I.C.E.

Music VideoEdit

Music Video of the Year
  • "Won't He Do It" - Casey Cross
  • "A Great Work" - Matt Reed
  • "For My Good" - G. Randy Weston
  • "My Life (Grateful)" - Patrick Tohill

Miscellaneous CD of the YearEdit

Contemporary CD of the Year
Traditional CD of the Year
  • One Nation Under God - Jekalyn Carr
  • A New Season - Jarrell Smalls & Company
  • Run to the Altar - Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir
  • The River - Keion D. Henderson
Special Event CD of the Year
Praise and Worship CD of the Year


Youth Project of the Year
  • Pure N Heart
  • Christian Bolar
  • Personal Praise
  • The Children Speak


Major Market of the Year
Large Market of the Year
Medium Market of the Year
Small Market of the Year
Internet Station of the Year
Hip Hop Station of the Year
Gospel Announcer of the Year

Category changesEdit

For the 34th Annual Stellar Awards, multiple category changes are being made;[6]

  • In the Female Vocalist of the Year, the number of nominees was increased from four to five due to a tie in the nomination process.
  • The category Instrumental CD of the Year was omitted.


  1. ^ 34th Annual Stellar Awards. Orleans Arena. Retrieved on March 6, 2019
  2. ^ a b c d e Jonathan McReynolds Wins Big at Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Billboard. Retrieved on April 1, 2019
  3. ^ a b Stellar Awards Important Dates. The Stellar Awards. Retrieved on March 6, 2019
  4. ^ 34th Annual Stellar Awards Winners. Stellar Awards. Retrieved on March 31, 2019
  5. ^ http://www.thestellarawards.com/2019-winners2.html
  6. ^ 2019 Stellar Award Nominees. The Stellar Awards. Retrieved on March 6, 2019

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