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Stellar Awards 2022: Full List of Winners is Here

The Stellar Awards 2022 was a star-studded affair. Stellar Award-winning artists Jekalyn Carr and Kierra Sheard served as hosts for the 37th edition of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards to celebrate excellence in the genre throughout the last year.

Continue reading to know whether your favorite celebrity took the Stellar award home or not.

All you need to know about Stellar Awards 2022

The live-taped Atlanta ceremony broadcasted yesterday at 8 pm on BET, BET HER, and BET International. The award show took all the viewers on a journey of gospel music. The Stellar Awards 2022 is taking the legacy of gospel music forward.

The Stellar Awards recognize and honor industry icons for their outstanding achievements both in and out of the music business. This year, Pastor Mike Jr. won the Artist of the Year Award. Tamela Mann bagged the award of Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year. Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music nabbed the award for Duo/Chorus Group of the Year.

E. Dewey Smith took home the award for New Artist of the Year. The multi-Grammy Award-winning producer Aaron Lindsey walked away with the Aretha Franklin Icon Award meanwhile the esteemed Ricky Dillard was honored with the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award.

In his speech, Lindsey said, “I could probably find a way to creative a narrative that suggests that in some way I had the ability create this and do this by myself, but I’m far too smart for that cause I know had it not been for the lord that was on my side. He further added, “And I also realize that it’s not by might not by power but is by God’s spirit that we do this music that we do.”

The award show consisted of several amazing performances by artists such as Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Maverick City Music, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Le’Andria Johnson, Koryn Hawthorne, Brian Courtney Wilson, Jor’Dan Armstrong, Doe, Rudy Currence, Chrisette Michele, Darrel Walls, James Fortune and many more.

Who was the big winner of the night?

Pastor Mike Jr. led the list of winners from the front. He won a total of 6 awards at the Stellar Awards 2022 including Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, and Album of the Year for I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol. 1.

While receiving the award for Male Artist of the Year, the musician gave a heartfelt speech. He said, “I had a speech planned, but as they were running the videos, I had a moment where my life kind of started flashing before my eyes: I’m sitting in a room with so many people who helped change my life.”

The Birmingham-born spiritual leader added, “You know, being on the college campus and almost having an anxiety attack and listening to ‘Something About the Name Jesus.’ And while I was sitting there, I was just reminded of this story with my son. I took him on a boat, and a fisherman was teaching us how to catch lobster. And he grabbed this lobster, and right when I thought he was finna [going] to take it and kill it, he tagged it and threw it back.”

Mike continued, “And I asked him why didn’t you kill that lobster. He said: ‘Because I checked and it was pregnant.’ So whenever you catch a pregnant lobster, you tag it. And I began to think about everybody in this room who been through some stuff and survived some stuff and you been frustrated because you been asking God why does it feel like every time I turn around I’m being tagged.”

He concluded by saying, “Now I don’t know who I’m preaching to tonight, but I’m grateful God didn’t let me die because I was pregnant with a vision, and God sent me here to tell you get ready cause the rest of this year, he’s about to let you give birth to what eyes have not seen, ears have not heard. Shout if you’re pregnant with something. It is going to be big !”

When did the Stellar Awards start?

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you Stellar Awards first premiered in the year 1984 to honor and respect the musical accomplishments of gospel performers for the year 1983.

A Stellar Award is given away by Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA) to recognize achievements in the gospel music industry. At this point in time, SAGMA is officially the voting body for the Stellar Awards. Like this year, every year, the award ceremony features performances by popular gospel artists and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.

The first Stellar Awards were held at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago in 1984. Over the years, the Stellar Awards have taken place at plenty of different locations including Atlanta,  Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, and New York.

We think award shows play a significant role in uplifting the spirits of the artists and they motivate them to work harder and create something unique to entertain their fans all over the world.

Take a look at the complete list of winners for the 2022 Stellar Awards:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

SONG OF THE YEAR

Jireh (Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine); Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore, Steven Furtick & Chris Brown; TRIBL Records

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group

DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

E. Dewey Smith; God Period; Pebble Street Records

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol 1; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

CeCe Winans, Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, Greg Ham, Derek Spirk & Chaz Corzine; Believe For It; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media; Marcus Hodge; Power; My Block Inc

CONTEMPORARY DUO/CHORUS GROUP OF THE YEAR

Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

CONTEMPORARY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Pastor Mike, Jr.; I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol 1; Black Smoke Music Worldwide/ Rock City Media Group

TRADITIONAL MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tamela Mann; Overcomer; Tillymann Music Group

TRADITIONAL FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Martha Munizzi; Best Days; Epic Music

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

I Got It: Single’s Ministry Vol 1; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group

TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The N.O.W. Experience; Kelontae Gavin; RCA Inspiration

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Amazing; Pastor Mike, Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide / Rock City Media Group

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Help Me; David Mann Jr.; Tillymann Music Group

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Ricky Dillard; Breakthrough: The Exodus; Motown Gospel

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Good News (Instrumental); Charles Butler & Trinity; Impact One Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade Services

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

No Church In A While; 1K Phew & Lecrae; Reach Records

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Janessa Smith; Finish This Race; Inspired Recording

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

The Brown Boyz; The Reintroduction; SIX19 Music

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. EP; Tyler Siemen; Life Room/K Approved/RCA Inspiration/MNRK

PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

Believe For It; CeCe Winans; Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade Services / Red Alliance Media

RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

Redeemed ft. Mali Music; Amethyst; Independent

MAJOR MARKET OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)

WPZE Praise 102.5, Atlanta

LARGE MARKET OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)

WJYD JOY 107.1, Columbus

MEDIUM MARKET OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)
WNZN 89.1, Lorain

SMALL MARKET OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)

WYPZ – FM 99.5, Macon

INTERNET STATION OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)

WVTC Gospel Radio Network, http://www.wvtcradio.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR (from Gospel Radio of the Year Nominees)

Melissa Wade, WNNL – The Light 103.9, Raleigh, NC
We send our heartiest congrats to all the winners of the Stellar Awards 2022. May all the stars continue to entertain their fans in the times to come as well. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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