And The Grammy Goes To…..

LecraePhoto Courtesy of Associated Press
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press

By Naomi Richard

Christian and Gospel Music Grammy Awards® were presented during the Grammy Award® Live Streamed Pre-Telecast Show.  For the first time ever, the Pre-Show was held at the Nokia Theatre at LA-Live and streamed online at  “We wanted a first class venue for the Pre-Show nominees, that was commensurate with their talent.  We are so happy to be in this beautiful facility,” commented Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation.

Awards were given in seventy categories and live performances were given by Krishna Das, Tyrese, Elle Varner, Eighth Blackbird, John Fullbright and Hugh Masekela.

Christian and Gospel Awards were presented by Grammy® and Dove Award Nominee, Britt Nicole.  Nicole had the honor of presenting all awards to the familiar and traditional words, “And the Grammy goes to….”

Britt NicolePhoto Courtesy of Associated Press
Britt Nicole
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press


2013 Christian & Gospel Grammy Award® Winners

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

Track from: 10,000 Reasons

[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records]

Erica and Warren CampbellPhoto Courtesy Naomi Logan Richard
Erica and Warren Campbell
Photo Courtesy Naomi Logan Richard

Best Gospel Song

Go Get It

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

[Columbia; Publishers: EMI April Music, It’s Tea Tyme, That’s Plum Song, Wet Ink Red Music]

Matt RedmanPhoto Courtesy of Getty Images
Matt Redman
Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song – TIED BY TWO GROUPS!

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)

Track from: 10,000 Reasons

[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Thankyou Music/sixsteps Music/ Songs/Said And Done Music/Shout! Publishing]

Your Presence Is Heaven

Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)

Track from: Jesus At The Center Live

[Integrity Music; Publishers: Integrity’s Praise! Music/Sound of the New Breed, Regenerate Music]

Best Gospel Album



[Reach Records]


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Eye On It


[ForeFront Records]

Ujima Magazine congratulates all Christian & Gospel Grammy® Nominees and Winners!  For a complete list of all winners visit

Naomi Logan Richard
Naomi Logan Richard

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