Gospel music legends and fans alike are abuzz about Stellar Award Winner Anthony Brown who is a musically endowed and gifted songwriter and vocalist. This past weekend Brown amassed 10 wins at the Stellar’s which included: Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year. Brown is quickly becoming recognized as a force in the gospel music industry.
“I wondered if last night was just a dream. It feels like a dream,” wrote Brown in an emotional Instagram post. “It’s not the awards that has me so emotional,” he continued. “It’s the fact that GOD remembers. He keeps record of your labor, the serving you do behind the scenes, the painful moments, the tears you cry.”
It was an amazing night for an amazing talent. We are looking forward to hearing more from Anthony Brown in the future.
About Anthony Brown
Anthony Jamar Brown is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician, whose background singers are called Group Therapy, stylized group therAPy. He started his music career, in 2012, with the release of, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, by Tyscot Records. This was a Billboard breakthrough release, with charting’s in The Billboard 200, the Top Gospel Albums, and the Independent Albums chart.
Brown serves as the Assistant Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins, Sr. is Senior Pastor.
About the Stellar Gospel Music Awards
TV and radio personality Rickey Smiley (Dish Nation, Rickey Smiley For Real) and actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd (Ride Along 2, The View) returned as co-hosts of the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Hailed as the “biggest night in gospel music,” this year’s Stellar Awards was once again held at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The telecast will premiere on TV One during the week of March 6, as well as in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from March 12 – April 10.
The Pre-Awards Show was held on Friday night, February 19, 2016, also held at the Orleans Resort Hotel and hosted by Lexi and Marcus D Wiley.
Guest performers included Dr. Scott, Jakalyn Carr, Teddy and Tina Campbell, Travis Green, Maurette Brown Clark, Todd Dalaney and Earnest Pugh, just to name a few.
Also making a surprise stop by the Stellar Awards Weekend on Saturday morning during the radio honors was Hillary Rodham Clinton. As soon as she was introduced by Stellar Awards Founder Don Jackson, audience members rushed to the front of the stage with camera phones held high, snapping, recording and snap chatting the candidate who ended up winning Nevada before heading to the Carolina’s later this week.
The 2016 Stellar Awards nominees in 28 categories included gospel heavyweights Anthony Brown, who was nominated in ten categories, including both Male Vocalist of the Year and Producer of the Year. The prolific songwriter and his bandmates Group therAPy were also nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year and won in ALL ten categories.
Also returning to the show with a slate of nominations this year was chart- topping act Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago who also won several honors including Choir of the year.
Also having a winning Stellar night were Casey J, who won New Artist of the Year and Tasha Cobbs won the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year.
For the complete list of winners, go to http://www.stellarawards.com
The Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase was held on Saturday, February 20 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.