The Christian hip-hop community won big at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which took place on October 13 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Derek Minor, and others associated with Christian hip-hop took home 2015 Dove Awards.
Lecrae became the first hip-hop artist to win a Dove Award for Artist of the Year. Crae was nominated alongside Christian music heavy hitters for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Kari Jobe, and MercyMe. Creezy also won awards for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year (“All I Need is You”) and Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (‘Anomaly’).
The artists who won Dove Awards for their contributions to ‘Anomaly’ are as follows.
Lecrae (producers) Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEliTE, GAWVI, Nate Robinson, Mashell, Derek Minor, Vohnbeatz, Lasanna “Ace” Harris, Alex Medina, Jaquebeatz
“All I Need Is You” –
Lecrae; (writers) Lecrae Moore, Dustin “Dab” Bowie, Latasha Williams, Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny
Heck of night last night. Went from being a seat filler at the Doves, to performing and winning one! God is good pic.twitter.com/m3TZxW1Ghm
— Derek Minor EMPIRE (@thederekminor) October 14, 2015
In addition, Washington Heights, NYC-based emcee Andy Mineo took home a trophy for Short Form Video of the Year (“You Can’t Stop Me”) (director & producer – Kyle Dettman).
For the full list of 2015 Dove Awards nominations click HERE.
Co-hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson, the 2015 Dove Awards drew a record attendance. You can watch the show on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00PM CST.