PJ Morton, Anthony Brown earn multiple Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations

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PJ Morton and Anthony Brown

The nominees in the 36th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards have been announced. Anthony Brown & group therAPy earned eight nominations. Their album, 2econd Wind: Ready (Key of A / Tyscot / FairTrade), pulled seven of them – including Album of the Year and Producer of the Year. The best-selling project features the Billboard No. 1 Gospel Airplay chart hits, “This Week” and “Blessings on Blessings.” The group’s digital EP, Stuck in the House: The Pandemic Project (Key of A/ Tyscot / FairTrade), which features their current Top 20 hit “Help,” snagged a nod for graphic designer, Brik Liam, in the category of Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

R&B star PJ Morton’s all-star inspirational album, Gospel According to PJ (Morton Inspiration/ Tyscot), earned five nominations, including Special Event Album of the Year. The set’s Billboard Gospel Airplay No. 1 single, “All in His Plan,” which features Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary, earned a Song of the Year nomination.

Finally, VaShawn Mitchell locked down recognition for his first holiday album, Home for Christmas (V Man / Tyscot / FairTrade). The collection of songs includes the all-year round track, “He Got Up,” which is currently No. 11 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards ceremony will take place in Nashville, TN in the summer of 2021.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 2econd Wind: Ready

SONG OF THE YEAR
All in His Plan ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – PJ Morton

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MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Anthony Brown – 2econd Wind: Ready

DUO/CHORUS OF THE YEAR
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 2econd Wind: Ready

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Anthony Brown & Justin Savage – 2econd Wind: Ready

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 2econd Wind: Ready

TRADITIONAL DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Clark Sisters – Gospel According to PJ

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
VaShawn Mitchell – Home for Christmas

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kim Burrell – Gospel According to PJ
Le’Andria Johnson – Gospel According to PJ

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2econd Wind: Ready – Anthony Brown & group therAPy

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2econd Wind: Ready – Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton
The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack – Various Artists

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Stuck in the House: The Pandemic Project – Brik Liam