2016 Billboard Music Awards: Gospel/Christian nominees

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards finalists were announced live on Good Morning America and online Monday, April 11.

Motown Gospel recording artist, Brian CourtnBrian Courtney Wilson new singleey Wilson, celebrates his first Billboard Music Award nomination in the Top Gospel Song category for the hit song,”Worth Fighting For,”  the number 1 single off his current album Worth Fighting For.

Erica Campbell Help 2.0Erica Campbell garners a Billboard Music Awards nomination in the category of Top Gospel Song, for her genre-bending hit song “I Luh God” (feat. Big Shizz), off of her chart-topping Gospel album Help 2.0.

Jonathan McReynolds garners a Billboard Music AwJonathan McReynolds tops chartards nomination in the category of Top Gospel Album, for his chart-topping hit sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two.


Chris Tomlin sings 'Good Good Father' at Grand Ole OpryChris Tomlin was honored today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship and Top Christian Song for “Good Good Father.” The honors put Tomlin at ten total BBMA nominations with three previous wins.

GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe was honored wiMercyMe nominate for BBMAth their eighth and ninth Billboard Music Award Nominations for the categories of Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for “Flawless.”

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

Here’s a look at the Gospel/Christian nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards:

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crown
Lauren Diagle
Hillsong United
Mercy Me
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist
Anthony Brown
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 ft. Gavin DeGraw “Brother”
Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

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

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