Who Made it Onto the Premier Gospel Awards 2017 List?

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The 2nd of the UK’s most prestigious and respected Gospel music awards is back. The Premier Gospel Awards will take place on 22nd April this year and is looking to be bigger and juicier than it’s debut.

The award recognises and celebrates achievements in Gospel music in the UK under 9 categories. Best Newcomer and Best International are up for public vote whilst the others will be judged by a special panel.

We were happy to see that some of the artists we’re excited about for 2017 have been nominated. Artists such as RnB singer “Theon” and new hip hop kid on the block “Temzi’  features in the Best Newcomer category. We were certainly not surprised to see “Volney Morgan and New Ye” up for Best Choir list…standard. And it’s really nice to see “Jahmene Douglas” recognised in the Best Male and Best Song categories.


Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Male

Faith Child
Andrew Bello
Jahmene Douglas
Noel Robinson

Best Female

Sarah Teibo
Lurine Cato
Philippa Hanna
Becca Folkes
Fiona Yorke

Best Song

Jahmene Douglas – Never Too Far Away
Leke – Unstoppable
Volney Morgan & New Ye – After All
J Vessel ft Hypertone – How Great Though Art
Happi – Hosanna

Choir of the Year

Volney Morgan & New Ye
The Reapers Choir
100 Voices of Gospel
Revelation Avenue

Best Album

Lurine Cato – Chosen To Serve
Jay Ess – Seven
Icie – One Hit Away
Volney Morgan & New Ye – Focus
Sarah Teibo – Walk With Me

Best Video

Joshua Luke Smith – Carry Me
Icie – The Becoming
Same Adebanjo – I’m available
Bobby Bovell ft Dennis Bovell – Love Love
Rachel Kerr – Glory

Best Newcomer

Israel J Allen
Jo Joey
Joshua Luke Smith
Michelle John
Psalmist Nadine Marshall
Purist Ogboi
Shan Smile
Zoe Grace

Best International

Andy Mineo
Christon Gray
Kirk Franklin
Michelle Williams
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs
Travis Greene
William McDowellBest Group

So who’s your money on? Oh yeah, we don’t gamble. Well, if you DID gamble, who would you place your chip on? Get voting here: Premier Gospel Awards

The event will take place on Saturday April 22nd 2017 at the Rock Tower in Tuffnell Park. The event starts at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. You can check out the highlights from last year’s Premier Gospel Awards here!


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