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Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin & Hillsong Get 3 Billboard Music Awards Nominations


Billboard continues to make its distinction between Gospel and Christian music, as it releases 2 categories for the genre divided into 3 awards each, in its 2016 nominations for the Billboard Awards. The award is set to hold on the 22nd of May at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Nominated in the Christian artist category include Casting Crown, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong United and more while Anthony Brown, Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin and more were nominated in the Top Gospel Artiste category.

Chris Tomlin, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kirk Franklin and Hillsong United get the most nominations. They are stepping into the awards with 3 nominations each.

See the full list of the 2 categories below:

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
​Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
​Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us
​TobyMac, This Is Not A Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Christian Song:
​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
​Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky”
​MercyMe, “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother”
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”


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