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Exploring The Gospel Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the Gospel Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Gospel Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This year's nominees in the Gospel Field include first-time nominees such as James Fortune & FIYA, Tamela Mann, Britt Nicole, Rhett Walker, and Anita Wilson. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Lecrae, Matt Redman, Marvin Sapp, and Matthew West. Artists seeking to add to their respective GRAMMY totals include Casting Crowns, Israel & New Breed, Donald Lawrence, Mary Mary, and TobyMac.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Casting Crowns, "Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"

Casting Crowns are up for two nominations this year. They have four prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Tamela Mann, "Take Me To The King"

Mann is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Mary Mary, "Go Get It"

Mary Mary are up for one nomination this year. They have five prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Matt Redman, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Marvin Sapp, "My Testimony"

Sapp is up for three nominations this year. He has seven prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Gospel Song

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary), "Go Get It"

Erica and Tina Campbell are each up for one nomination this year, plus one nomination as members of Mary Mary. Erica Campbell has four prior individual nominations and one GRAMMY. This marks Tina Campbell's first individual nomination. Warryn Campbell is up for one nomination this year. He has five prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond), "Hold On"

Cheryl Fortune and Vaughn are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. James Fortune is up for two nominations, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond), "I Feel Good"

Feaster, Miller and Rodgers are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Hammond is up for one nomination this year. He has 14 prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp), "My Testimony"

Lindsey is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Sapp is up for two nominations this year. He has seven prior GRAMMY nominations.

Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence), "Released"

Lawrence is up for one nomination this year. He has 10 prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns), "Jesus, Friend Of Sinners"

Hall is up for one individual nomination this year, plus two nominations as a member of Casting Crowns. He has five prior nominations and one GRAMMY. West is up for two nominations this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman), "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"

Myrin is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band), "When Mercy Found Me"

Pardo and Walker are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin), "White Flag"

Ingram is up for one nomination this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations. Maher is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Redman is up for three nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Tomlin is up for one nomination this year. He has seven prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed), "Your Presence Is Heaven"

Houghton is up for one individual nomination this year, plus one nomination as a member of Israel & New Breed. He has 12 prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Massey is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Best Gospel Album

James Fortune & FIYA, Identity

James Fortune and FIYA are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Israel & New Breed, Jesus At The Center Live

Israel & New Breed are up for one nomination this year. They have six prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Lecrae, Gravity

Lecrae is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Marvin Sapp, I Win

Sapp is up for three nominations this year. He has four prior individual nominations and three prior nominations as a member of Commissioned.

Anita Wilson, Worship Soul

Wilson is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Casting Crowns, Come To The Well

Casting Crowns are up for two nominations this year. They have four prior nominations and one GRAMMY.

Kari Jobe, Where I Find You

Jobe is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Britt Nicole, Gold

Nicole is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

TobyMac, Eye On It

TobyMac is up for one nomination this year. He has 11 prior nominations and five GRAMMY wins.

Matthew West, Into The Light

West is up for two nominations this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Who will take home the awards in the Gospel Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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5 Questions With ... Mary Mary
Mary Mary's Tina Atkins and Erica Campbell

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5 Questions With ... Mary Mary

GRAMMY-winning gospel duo visits The Recording Academy

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

(A portion of the proceeds from The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party benefitted PATH, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities.)

GRAMMY-winning gospel duo Mary Mary were the recent guests for an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With … series. Held during The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., Mary Mary discussed music education, what it means to be a GRAMMY winner, working as a sister duo, and their latest album, Something Big, among other topics.

"On the creative side it's beautiful," said Erica Campbell regarding working as a duo with sister Tina Atkins. "Singing in choirs allowed our voices to blend in a really cool way, and that's what makes the Mary Mary magic."

The sisters grew up in Inglewood, Calif., with gospel-singing parents. They began performing in their local church choir and eventually landed a spot on BET's "Bobby Jones Gospel" show. While writing contemporary gospel material, the duo met GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell, who would later go on to marry Erica, and landed a publishing deal. In 1998 their song "Dance" appeared on the soundtrack to Dr. Doolittle, and additional songs were recorded by artists such as 702 and fellow GRAMMY winner Yolanda Adams.

In 2000 Mary Mary released their debut album, Thankful, which topped Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and earned the duo their first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Incredible followed in 2002, topping the Gospel Albums chart again and cracking the Billboard 200 at No. 20, and featured a cover of Stevie Wonder's "You Will Know." In 2005 Mary Mary earned a nomination for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for their self-titled release, which shot to No. 8 on the Billboard 200. Produced by Warryn Campbell, The Sound was released three years later and earned the No. 7 spot on the Billboard 200, their highest-charting album on the chart to date. The album featured "Get Up," which earned the duo their second GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Performance. The duo teamed with Campbell once again for 2011's Something Big, reaching the Billboard 200 Top 10 for the third time in their career.

Come back to GRAMMY.com next week to view performances from Mary Mary's set at the Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party.

Click on the "5 Questions With ... interviews" tag below for links to other GRAMMY News stories in this series.

2018 GRAMMYs Poll: Who Will Win Best Gospel Album?

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM NOMINEES, 60TH GRAMMY AWARDS
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2018 GRAMMYs Poll: Who Will Win Best Gospel Album?

The praiseful voices of Travis Greene, Le'Andria, Marvin Sapp, Anita Wilson, and CeCe Winans have earned a 60th GRAMMY nomination for Best Gospel Album — who will GRAMMY voters choose as the winner?

GRAMMYs/Dec 30, 2017 - 02:46 am

A good gospel album cuts straight to the soul, uplifting the spirits and reaching for a higher power to take us to new levels of understanding. This year's class of 60th GRAMMY Awards nominees have all risen to the occasion, and then some.

Delaware native Travis Greene is up for his 2017 live album, Crossover: Live From Music City; season three winner of the BET gospel singing competition "Sunday Best" Le'Andria earned a nod for Bigger Than Me. Meanwhile, previous Commissioned group member Marvin Sapp is nominated for Close and St. Louis singer Anita Wilson is up for her motivating LP, Sunday Song. And gospel mainstay CeCe Winans earned a nod for her soaring Let Them Fall In Love.

With this praiseful group of nominees, who do you think GRAMMY voters will choose as the winner for Best Gospel Album? Cast your vote now!

The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28, 2018, airing live on CBS from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.

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Exploring The Latin Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the Latin Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Latin Field for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

This year's Latin Field includes first-time nominees such as Campo, Fonseca, Jesse Y Joy, Los Cojolites, Carla Morrison, Quetzal, Romeo Santos, and Sistema Bomb. Previous nominees looking for their GRAMMY include Lila Downs, Kany Garcia, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Gerardo Ortiz, and Ana Tijoux. Veteran artists looking to add to their GRAMMY collection include Ricardo Arjona and Juanes.

Best Latin Pop Album

Ricardo Arjona, Independiente

Arjona is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and one win.

Fonseca, Ilusión

Fonseca is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Kany Garcia, Kany Garcia

Garcia is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Jesse Y Joy, ¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?

Jesse Y Joy are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Juanes, MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Juanes is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and one win.

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

Campo, Campo

Campo are up for one nomination this year, marking their first career GRAMMY nomination.

Carla Morrison, Déjenme Llorar

Morrison is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Quetzal, Imaginaries

Quetzal are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Sistema Bomb, Electro-Jarocho

Sistema Bomb are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Ana Tijoux, La Bala

Tijoux is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Lila Downs, Pecados Y Milagros

Downs is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Los Cojolites, Sembrando Flores

Los Cojolites are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Los Tucanes De Tijuana, 365 Días

 Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, Oye

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea are up for one nomination this year. They have three prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

Gerardo Ortiz, El Primer Ministro

Ortiz is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Best Tropical Latin Album

Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros, Cubano Soy

 

Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Eddie Montalvo, Desde Nueva York A Puerto Rico

Montalvo is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña, Retro Marlow

Rosado Y La Riqueña are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Romeo Santos, Formula Vol. 1

Santos is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Who will take home the awards in the Latin Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Exploring The Dance/Electronica Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Dance/Electronica Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Three-time GRAMMY winner Skrillex leads the field with nominations in both categories for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album. Four-time GRAMMY winners the Chemical Brothers also received a nomination. Steve Aoki, Kaskade and Al Walser are all first-time nominees. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY are Avicii, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia.

Best Dance Recording

Avicii, "Levels"

Avicii is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo, "Let's Go"

Harris is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Ne-Yo is up for one nomination this year. He has 14 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

Skrillex Featuring Sirah, "Bangarang"

Skrillex is up for three nominations this year. He has five prior nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins. Sirah is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin, "Don't You Worry Child"

Swedish House Mafia are up for one nomination this year. They have one prior GRAMMY nomination. Martin is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Al Walser, "I Can't Live Without You"

Walser is up for one nomination this year, marking the first nomination of his career.

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Steve Aoki, Wonderland

Aoki is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

The Chemical Brothers, Don't Think

The Chemical Brothers are up for one nomination this year. They have eight prior nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

Deadmau5, > Album Title Goes Here <

Deadmau5 is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Kaskade, Fire & Ice

Kaskade is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Skrillex, Bangarang

Skrillex is up for three nominations this year. He has five prior nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

Who will take home the awards in the Dance/Electronica Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

(Note: The videos embedded reflect official videos available through official artist and record label channels.)