BET Awards 10: Best Gospel ArtistPublished by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm.
So the nominations are in for Best Gospel Artist for BET Awards 10 and they are:
The Anointed Pace Sisters – Wow, I’m so excited about this! I said at the end of last year that I thought their latest CD, “Access Granted” was severely slept on and was one of the best CD’s of 2009. Well, I’m glad somebody got it right and they’re in the running for a BET Award!
Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti – Of all the Haiti benefit songs that were released this year, this was definitely one of the better ones if not the best. (We can pretend it’s about the cause and not the song if we want to, but whatever, it needs to sound good too and many didn’t. (And Kirk’s was recorded over the course of a weekend, I was there for some it so I know.) So I’m glad that Kirk and the host of artists (churchy) on this project are nominated. So umm, this mean that technically almost the whole industry is nominated because everybody and their auntie was on that song! Ha!
Tamela Mann – I’m also glad to see Tamela getting the recognition that quite frankly, she’s deserved for some time. She’s been putting it down vocally since being in Kirk Franklin’s “The Family” (and probably before that) and consumers seem to be eating up her latest CD, “The Master Plan.”
Marvin Sapp – No surprise here, but unlike a lot of other award categories where there’s always an obvious nominee that folks may argue about whether they deserve it, this isn’t the case with Marvin. Yeah, you totally knew he’d be in the category but not because he was simply the easy commercial pick, the product is just as big and good as his celebrity!
Vickie Winans – she just gets nominated for everything…
So who do you think’s going to win? The Official BET Awards 10 Voting Academy still has to vote on the final winners, but I’d be interested in knowing your pick. For obvious reasons I can’t give you mine.
Go www.bet.com/betawards to see the rest of the nominations!