Christian & Gospel Artists Honored With 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” which honored the year’s most successful artists in 55 categories across all genres of music, was broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.  Top Christian/Gospel Artist, Top Christian/Gospel Album and Top Christian/Gospel Song were among the honors awarded this year. See below for a list of relevant winners.

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle – WINNER!
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West – WINNER!

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong UNITED “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King” – WINNER!

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King” – WINNER!

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
for KING & COUNTRY “God Only Knows” – WINNER!
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God” – WINNER!
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

 

Courtesy of thechristianbeat.org

For KING & COUNTRY Nominated For Two Billboard Music Awards

Four-time GRAMMY award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY was nominated for two Billboard Music Awards – Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song – “God Only Knows.”

Joel and Luke Smallbone, the brothers that make up for KING & COUNTRY, share in a statement:
“2020 has been a year that none of us will forget, and through these times it’s given us a new perspective about life, but also about music and the role that it plays. Music has been one of the things that has comforted and helped provide healing to hurting people all over the world and for us. It feels as though the message of ‘God Only Knows’ rings truer now than when we wrote the song. Yes, ‘God Only Knows’ what we’ve all been through in 2020, but despite all of that, we believe there is still a kind of love that ‘God Only Knows.’ To the Billboard Music Awards for the nominations and for continuing to recognize the power of music in such desperate times as these, we say a heartfelt ‘thank you very much.’ We’re most grateful!”

Lauren Daigle Nominated For Two Billboard Music Awards

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Lauren Daigle has been nominated for two Billboard Music Awards – Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song – “Rescue.” The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” is set to air on NBC and will broadcast live Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 P.M. EST.

This exciting news comes on the heels of Daigle‘s cross-over mega-hit “You Say” reaching a truly historic milestone that is making a splash across the industry. Billboard certified earlier this month that “You Say” has ruled at No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart for 100 weeks. “You Say” made chart history back in October 2019 when it passed Hillsong UNITED‘s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail” as the longest-running No. 1 song on Hot Christian Songs at 62 weeks. This charting lands “You Say” as the first song across any genre to claim the No.1 spot on one of Billboard’s Hot charts for 100 weeks. The Billboard Hot charts blend streaming, airplay and sales data according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Billboard Music Awards Announce 2020 Nominees For Top Christian/Gospel Artist, Song & Album

Dick clark productions and NBC today announced the nominees for the “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” which honor the year’s most successful artists in 55 categories across all genres of music. The “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, set for the originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, which was postponed due to the pandemic. Top Christian/Gospel Artist, Top Christian/Gospel Album and Top Christian/Gospel Song are among the honors to be awarded this year. See below for a list of relevant nominations.

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong UNITED “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
for KING & COUNTRY “God Only Knows”
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”