2017 Grammy Award Nominations - Gospel Categories
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) will be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony. James Corden will host the ceremony for the first time.
In June 2016, the Grammy organization announced a few minor changes to the voting and awarding process:
As of 2017, recordings released solely through streaming services will be eligible to enter the award process. These recordings will have to be available through streaming platforms. Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalog, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United States for at least one full year as of the submission deadline. All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).
Here are the nominees in the gospel music Category's and one gospel artist is nominated for a non gospel award as well.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
"It's Alright, It's OK" — Shirley Caesar featuring Anthony Hamilton
"You're Bigger [Live]" — Jekalyn Carr
"Made a Way [Live]" — Travis Greene
"God Provides" — Tamela Mann
"Better" — Hezekiah Walker
Best Gospel Album
Listen – Tim Bowman, Jr.
Fill This House – Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper's Heart [Live] – Todd Dulaney
Losing My Religion – Kirk Franklin
Demonstrate [Live] – William Murphy
Best Rap Song
"All the Way Up"
songwriters (Kanye West featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)
Congratulations to all of the nominees, we'll be watching!