Erica Campbell leads winners in early results from the 30th Annual Stellar Awards. During the pre-show last night in Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena, Campbell, who was nominated for 10, won 4 Stellars in the following categories: Contemporary Female of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, CD of the Year,
Urban/Inspirational single / performance. The eOne/My Block recording artist received the honors for work on her first solo release, “Help,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard Gospel chart. Campbell also won a Grammy earlier this year. Her husband/producer Warryn Campbell also won the Stellar Award for Producer of the Year.
Also nominated for 10 Stellars, fellow eOne recording artists Ricky Dillard and New G picked up 2 trophies in the pre-show, hosted by Lexi and Marcus D. Wiley of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. The Chicago based aggregate won Stellars for the album “Amazing” securing trophies for both Traditional Choir of the Year and Traditional CD of the Year.
Additional winner announced during the pre-show include:
Praise and Worship CD of the Year William McDowell
Music Video of the Year Matthew Cherry “Say Yes” by Michelle Williams
Traditional Choir of the Year Ricky Dillard & New G
Traditional Group/Duo of the Year The Brown Singers
Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Smokie Norful
Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year Donnie McClurkin
Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year Beverly Crawford
Traditional CD of the Year Ricky Dillard and New G
Group/Duo of the Year of the Year The Walls Group
Special Event CD of the Year David and Tamela Mann
Rap/Hip Hop CD of the Year Lecrae
Best Recorded Packaging Derek Blanks for Erica Campbell’s “Help”
Best Youth Project of the Year Kendra Smith
Best Quartet of the Year The Brown Sisters
Winners of the Stellar Award are determined by fan-based voting. Be sure to return to the Examiner for a full list of winners.
The 2015 Stellar Awards will be recorded air on TV One on Easter Sunday. Check your local listings for viewing times.