As music enthusiasts around the world look out for which of their favourite gospel artiste will go home with the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the nominees were announced live on Good Morning America and online for the May 22 award.
The 10-time Stellar Award winner and Baltimore native, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy got nods for Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album (Everyday Jesus) and Top Gospel Song (Ã¢â‚¬Å“WorthÃ¢â‚¬Â).
Brian Courtney Wilson, the Motown Gospel recording artist celebrates his first Billboard Music Award nomination in the Top Gospel Song category for the hit song, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Worth Fighting For,Ã¢â‚¬Â the number 1 single off his current album Worth Fighting For
Erica Campbell gets a Billboard Music Awards nomination in the category of Top Gospel Song, for her genre-bending hit song Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Luh GodÃ¢â‚¬Â (feat. Big Shizz), off of her chart-topping Gospel album, Help 2.0.
Jonathan McReynolds gets a Billboard Music Awards nomination in the category of Top Gospel Album, for his chart-topping hit sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.
Meanwhile, Chris Tomlin was honoured today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship and Top Christian Song for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Good Father.Ã¢â‚¬Â The honours put Tomlin at ten total BBMA nominations with three previous wins.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC, on Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a list of the Gospel/Christian nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards:
Top Christian Artist: Casting Crown, Lauren Diagle, Hillsong United, Mercy Me and Chris Tomlin
Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown, Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene and Marvin Sapp.
Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle Ã¢â‚¬Å“How Can It BeÃ¢â‚¬Â, Hillsong UNITED Ã¢â‚¬Å“EmpiresÃ¢â‚¬Â, Joey + Rory Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hymns That Are Important
To Us, TobyMac Ã¢â‚¬Å“This Is Not A TestÃ¢â‚¬Â and Chris Tomlin Ã¢â‚¬Å“Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship.
Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everyday JesusÃ¢â‚¬Â, Tasha Cobbs Ã¢â‚¬Å“One Place LiveÃ¢â‚¬Â, Kirk Franklin Ã¢â‚¬Å“Losing My ReligionÃ¢â‚¬Â, Jonathan McReynolds Ã¢â‚¬Å“Life Music: Stage TwoÃ¢â‚¬Â and Marvin Sapp Ã¢â‚¬Å“You Shall LiveÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Top Christian Song:
Hillsong UNITED Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)Ã¢â‚¬Â, Hillsong UNITED Ã¢â‚¬Å“Touch The SkyÃ¢â‚¬Â,
MercyMe Ã¢â‚¬Å“FlawlessÃ¢â‚¬Â, NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw Ã¢â‚¬Å“BrotherÃ¢â‚¬Â and Chris Tomlin Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Good FatherÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown and group therAPy Ã¢â‚¬Å“WorthÃ¢â‚¬Â, Erica Campbell ft. Big Shizz Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Luh GodÃ¢â‚¬Â, Kirk Franklin Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wanna Be Happy?Ã¢â‚¬Â, Travis Greene Ã¢â‚¬Å“IntentionalÃ¢â‚¬Â and Brian Courtney Wilson Ã¢â‚¬Å“Worth Fighting ForÃ¢â‚¬Â.