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Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album

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Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album
Awarded forQuality gospel albums
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byTye TribbettAll Things New-Live in Orlando (2024)

The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album is 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 albums in the Gospel music genre. 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]

The Best Gospel Album award was one of the new categories created after a major overhaul of the Grammy Awards categories for 2012. This award combines recordings that were previously submitted for the Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album and Best Traditional Gospel Album.[3]

The Recording Academy decided to make a distinction between Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and Gospel music after determining that there were "two distinct wings to the gospel house: Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and Urban or Soul Gospel. Additionally, it was determined that the word "Gospel" tends to conjure up the images and sounds of traditional soul gospel and not CCM. With this in mind, it was decided not only to rename each of the categories, but also the entire [genre] field. [It] was determined that album and songwriting categories are of highest importance; Gospel and CCM each now have one category for each".[4] As a result, the previous gospel album categories were combined into the Best Gospel Album (for soul and urban contemporary gospel music) and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album categories.


Four-time winner Kirk Franklin.
2015 winner Erica Campbell.
2021 winner PJ Morton.
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2012 Kirk Franklin Hello Fear
2013 Lecrae Gravity
2014 Tye Tribbett Greater Than (Live)
2015 Erica Campbell Help
2016 Israel & New Breed Covered: Alive in Asia (Live Deluxe)
2017 Kirk Franklin Losing My Religion
2018 CeCe Winans Let Them Fall In Love
2019 Tori Kelly Hiding Place
2020 Kirk Franklin Long Live Love
2021 PJ Morton Gospel According to PJ: From the Songbook of PJ Morton
2022 CeCe Winans Believe for It
2023 Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin Kingdom Book One
2024 Tye Tribbett All Things New: Live in Orlando
  • ^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also



  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on January 3, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Category Mapper". 5 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Grammy Awards Restructuring". Archived from the original on 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  5. ^ "54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Gospel Field". The Recording Academy. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "2013 Grammy Nominations Revealed *Updated*". ThatGrapeJuice. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  7. ^ "56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  8. ^ List of Nominees 2015
  9. ^ "58th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ Grammy.com, 28 November 2017
  12. ^ Grammy.com, 7 December 2018
  13. ^ 2020 Grammy Awards nominations list
  14. ^ 2021 Nominations List
  15. ^ "2022 GRAMMYs Awards: Complete Nominations List". GRAMMY.com. 2021-11-23. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  16. ^ "2023 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Complete Nominees List". www.grammy.com. Retrieved 2022-11-27.