Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

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Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Awarded for Outstanding gospel albums incorporating contemporary R&B music
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1991
Last awarded 2011
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for quality gospel albums incorporating contemporary R&B music. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."[2] In 1991, the award originated as Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, and renamed in 2007. Previously, a similar award, the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary, was given from 1978 to 1983.

According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "a newly recorded album with at least fifty-one percent R&B Gospel vocal tracks. A solo artist with a choir or chorus is eligible when the choir/chorus provides backing on what is considered an album for the solo artist."[3]

The award was discontinued in 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 forward, recordings in this category have been shifted to the Best Gospel Album category.

Recipients[edit]

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Year[I] Performing artists Work Nominees Ref.
1991 Take 6 So Much 2 Say [4]
1992 BeBe & CeCe Winans Different Lifestyles [5]
1993 Mervyn Warren (producer) & Various Artists Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration [6]
1994 The Winans All Out [7]
1995 Take 6 Join the Band [8]
1996 CeCe Winans Alone In His Presence [9]
1997 Kirk Franklin & the Family Whatcha Lookin' 4 [10]
1998 Take 6 Brothers [11]
1999 Kirk Franklin The Nu Nation Project [12]
2000 Yolanda Adams Mountain High... Valley Low [13]
2001 Mary Mary & Warryn Campbell (producer) Thankful [14]
2002 Yolanda Adams; Benjamin J. Arrindell, Biff Dawes, Derek Lewis (engineers) The Experience
  • Fred Hammond – In Case You Missed It And Then Some
  • Tramaine HawkinsStill Tramaine
  • Angie Winans – Melodies from the Heart
  • Kim BurrellLive In Concert
[15]
2003 Eartha Sidebars [16]
2004 Donnie McClurkin ...Again [17]
2005 Smokie Norful Nothing Without You [18]
2006 CeCe Winans Purified
  • Yolanda Adams – Day By Day
  • Mary Mary – Mary Mary
  • J. MossThe J.Moss Project
  • BeBe Winans – Dream
[19]
2007 Kirk Franklin Hero [20]
2008 Fred Hammond Free to Worship [21]
2009 Kirk Franklin The Fight of My Life [22]
2010 Heather Headley Audience of One [23]
2011 BeBe & CeCe Winans Still [24]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

Record holders[edit]

  • Most Wins
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Kirk Franklin
Cece Winans
Take 6 Yolanda Adams
Total Wins 4 wins 3 wins 2 wins
  • Most Nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Yolanda Adams Fred Hammond Cece Winans Kirk Franklin
Take 6
Helen Baylor
Mary Mary
Bebe Winans
The Winans
Richard Smallwood
Total Wins 8 nominations 7 nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations 3 nominations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "52nd OEP Category Description Guide" (PDF). National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. p. 3. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "1991 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Grammy Nominations 1992". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1993 Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "1994 Grammy Awards". MetroLyrics.com. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ "THE 38TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS: The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "THE 39TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "40th Annual Grammy Award Nominations". Digital Hit Entertainment/ Multiplex Theatre Properties Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2012.  line feed character in |publisher= at position 27 (help)
  12. ^ "41st Annual Grammy® Award Nominations". Digital Hit Entertainment/ Multiplex Theatre Properties Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2012.  line feed character in |publisher= at position 27 (help)
  13. ^ "42nd Annual Grammy Award nominations". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards Gospel Nominees". GospelCity.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ "44th Annual Grammy Award Winners". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ "45th Annual Grammy Award Nominations". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "46th Annual Grammy Award Winners". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "47th Annual Grammy Award Nominations". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  19. ^ "48th Annual Grammy Award RESULTS". GospelFlava.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  20. ^ "The 49th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  21. ^ "50th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations for Christian/Gospel Music". GospelCity.com. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  22. ^ "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  23. ^ "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  24. ^ "The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 

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