2024 GRAMMY nominations announced for Christian categories - See the full list and highlights here
The wait is finally over! The Recording Academy has officially revealed the nominations for the 2024 GRAMMYs, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The 2024 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 66th GRAMMY Awards, will air live (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs). Here are the highlights, reactions, and the full nominee list.
It looks like this year has been a year of many wins for the two-time Dove Award winner Blessing Offor. Shortly after receiving two awards from Dove awards, he is up for his first two GRAMMY awards with nominations for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for "My Tribe", and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Believe”.
"Chasing your dreams can be a terrifying endeavor, but man, sometimes you catch em! I’ve never meant this more…I’m beyond grateful just to be nominated, @recordingacademy! #LookAtGod #Praise #BlessingsOnBlessings #GRAMMYs"
Erica Campbell also received 2 nominations, Best Gospel Album for her latest work “I Love You,” and Best Gospel Performance/Song for her single “Feel Alright (Blessed).”
She shares her excitement saying, "I’m excited and honored to be nominated for two Grammy awards. If you know how special this album is to me, you know how much this means. Thank you, thank you, thank you @recordingacademy ! #ECILoveYou #ericacampbell #grammynominated ❤️"
Kirk Franklin and Tasha Cobbs Leonard both received two nominations as well.
"I Live to Give God Glory!!! I’m so grateful that the work we put into presenting the gospel with precision and excellence also impacts the lives of our peers! Thank you @recordingacademy!!! To my amazing Husband!!! CONGRATULATIONS ‼️‼️‼️‼️ You literally hear the sound of heaven and release it here on earth! To team TCM, thank you for your commitment to this vision and ministry! None of this possible without YOU! Also, huge congratulations to my brother @lecrae! I Love this song and I’m so grateful for the call!!!" - Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Hip-Hop Gospel is represented this year with Lecrae (Church Clothes 4) and Da’ T.R.U.T.H. (Emanuel) both receiving nominations for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Lecrae was also nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "Your Power" with Tasha Cobbs.
"Can I be honest? My daughter was a tiny little girl the last time I went to the Grammys and she couldn’t go. As she’s become a young teen she’s dreamed of going. Win or lose I’m honored to still be here and to create a memory with my baby girl. God is the greatest. 🙏🏾" - Lecrae
"We spent three years working on this project, building from the ground up. Every single song was constructed from an idea that eventually morphed into the songs that we have today. One of the reasons why this is such a big moment for both of us is because the process was so intricately detailed as we literally put all of ourselves into every single song. Sometimes, during that process, you think to yourself, is all of this really worth it? Will people really get it? The temptation, especially as a hip-hop artist, then, might be to just find a producer that can give you hot beats. But, we decided to go the long way, and give attention to the music without compromise. I guess it seems like it’s paying off. Salute to @gregcoxtho" - Da’ T.R.U.T.H. (Emanuel)
Maverick City Music makes the shortlist for this year's Grammy Awards with two nominations after taking home four Grammy awards last year. The group won nearly every Christian music category.
See full list below:
Gospel & Contemporary Christian Music
Best Gospel Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.
God Is Good - Stanley Brown featuring Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard & Karen Clark Sheard
Feel Alright (Blessed) - Erica Campbell
Lord Do It For Me (Live) - Zacardi Cortez
God Is - Melvin Crispell III
All Things - Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.)
Believe - Blessing Offor
Firm Foundation (He Won't) [Live] - Cody Carnes
Thank God I Do - Lauren Daigle
Love Me Like I Am - for KING & COUNTRY featuring Jordin Sparks
Your Power - Lecrae & Tasha Cobbs Leonard
God Problems - Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine
Best Gospel Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
I Love You - Erica Campbell
Hymns (Live) - Tasha Cobbs Leonard
The Maverick Way - Maverick City Music
My Truth - Jonathan McReynolds
All Things New: Live In Orlando - Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.
My Tribe - Blessing Offor
Emanuel - Da' T.R.U.T.H.
Lauren Daigle - Lauren Daigle
Church Clothes 4 - Lecrae
I Believe - Phil Wickham
Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing greater than 75% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.
Tribute To The King - The Blackwood Brothers Quartet
Echoes Of The South - Blind Boys Of Alabama
Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times - Becky Isaacs Bowman
Meet Me At The Cross - Brian Free & Assurance
Shine: The Darker The Night The Brighter The Light - Gaither Vocal Band
Congratulations to all the nominees! The GRAMMYs voting process begins with members and record companies submitting entries, which are then screened for eligibility and category placement. The Online Entry Process (OEP) Access Period took place from July 17, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2023. First Round Voting occurred from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20, 2023. Lastly, Final Round Voting will span Dec. 14, 2023 to Jan. 4, 2024 — and the winners will be announced during Music's Biggest Night on Feb. 4!
The 66th GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, airing live on Music’s Biggest Night will air live on CBS and streaming on Paramount Plus.