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Kanye West, Social Club Misfits, Tauren Wells, and Hillsong Worship Among Winners of the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards

Kanye West, Social Club Misfits, Tauren Wells, and Hillsong Worship Among Winners of the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards

The 51st annual GMA Dove Awards announced this year’s winners on Friday, October 30 via a worldwide broadcast aired exclusively on TBN.

Under the banner of Carry the Change, the event sought to celebrate diversity in Gospel music and promote unity through dynamic performances and testimonials. The live event showcased one-of-a-kind multi-genre collaborations featuring Tauren Wells, Christine D’Clario, Jenn Johnson, Jekalyn Carr, Lecrae, Sinach, and more.

The Aussie duo for KING & COUNTRY won one of the night’s biggest awards for Artist of the Year. Hillsong Worship was among the top winners, earning two awards that include worship album of the year with Awake.

Newcomers We The Kingdom was honored as this year’s new artist and Kanye West received the award for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for his single “Follow God,” which recently received the Billboard Music Award for top gospel song at this year’s ceremony.  

See the list of Dove Award-winners below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

for KING & COUNTRY

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

We The Kingdom

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tauren Wells

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Joseph Habedank

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – ARTIST
Zach Williams

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – NON-ARTIST
Jason Ingram

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Way Maker” – Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu

POP/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR
“Rescue” – Lauren Daigle

SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
“The Power Of An Empty Tomb” – The Erwins

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR 
People” – Jonathan McReynolds

GOSPEL WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Something Has To Break” (Live) – Kierra Sheard featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“The Blessing” (Live) – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR
“Legendary” – Skillet

INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” – Selah

RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Follow God” – Kanye West

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
“I’m All In” – Maranda Curtis 

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
MOOD // DOOM Social Club Misfits

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
Victorious – Skillet

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells

See Also

INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Firm Foundation – Selah

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEA
LONG LIVE LOVE – Kirk Franklin

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Return – The Clark Sisters

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Pure Love – Legacy Five

WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Awake – Hillsong Worship

GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Broken Record – Travis Greene  

CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas – Phil Wickham

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“God Only Knows” – for KING & COUNTRY featuring Dolly Parton

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Awake (Live)” – Hillsong Worship

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Rescue Story – Zach Williams

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR:
I Still Believe

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