Grammy Nominations 2021: Best Gospel and Christian Performance, Album, and Song Nominees

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The 2021 Grammy nominations have been revealed. Here are the lists of artists who have been nominated in the Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music categories as described by the Recording Academy.

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.

  • WONDERFUL IS YOUR NAME
    Melvin Crispell III
  • RELEASE (LIVE)
    Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter
  • COME TOGETHER
    Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters

  • WON’T LET GO
    Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
  • MOVIN’ ON
    Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters

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.

  • THE BLESSING (LIVE)
    Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters
  • SUNDAY MORNING
    Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters
  • HOLY WATER
    We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters
  • FAMOUS FOR (I BELIEVE)
    Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters
  • THERE WAS JESUS
    Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

PROMO: GET 3 MONTHS FREE OF AMAZON MUSIC

Best Gospel Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.

  • 2ECOND WIND: READY
    Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • MY TRIBUTE
    Myron Butler
  • CHOIRMASTER
    Ricky Dillard
  • GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PJ
    PJ Morton
  • KIERRA
    Kierra Sheard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.

  • RUN TO THE FATHER
    Cody Carnes
  • ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS
    Hillsong Young & Free
  • HOLY WATER
    We The Kingdom
  • CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
    Tauren Wells
  • JESUS IS KING
    Kanye West

PROMO: GET 3 MONTHS FREE OF AMAZON MUSIC

Best Roots Gospel Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.

  • BEAUTIFUL DAY
    Mark Bishop
  • 20/20
    The Crabb Family
  • WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS
    The Erwins
  • CELEBRATING FISK! (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)
    Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards air Sunday, January 31, 2021 on CBS. The lists of nominees can be found at grammy.com.


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