1K Phew & Lecrae won the coveted Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year Award at The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards for their collaborative album, No Church In A While, released December 3, 2021, on Reach Records. 1K Phew accepted the award for himself and Lecrae backstage as the “Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of The Year Award” w previously announced this year. In addition to their big win, Reach Records labelmate Hulvey also won a Dove Award in the Rock Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year category for his feature on Crowder’s “Higher Power.”
While Lecrae has won countless awards in his illustrious career, this Dove Award, represents a second for 1K Phew who won in the same category at the 37th Annual Stellar Awards. Their collaborative album, No Church In A While, released December 3, 2021, on Reach Records, featured ten tracks, including “Wildin,” “Ready Or Not,” “Move It,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner,” “Save Us,” and the title track.
The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, co-hosted by Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin, were handed out on October 18th, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. See the complete list of winners here. This year’s broadcast aired exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on Friday, October 21st, 2022. To watch the 53rd GMA Dove Awards on demand on the TBN app: CLICK HERE. In addition, the entire awards show audio broadcast includes exclusive backstage interviews with winners, performers, and presenters from SiriusXM The Message only in the SXM App: CLICK HERE. Tune in for the encore presentation on October 28th, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. ET and10:00 p.m. ET.
About 1K Phew
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, 1K Phew grew up with two praying parents who encouraged him. He had it better than some of his peers, yet he still found himself going down a destructive path as a teen. “It wasn’t until I almost got shot one day that I decided to truly surrender my life to God and His plan. Every time I tried to do things my way, it didn’t work out for me. That incident was a turning point for me.1K Phew’s name comes from “being 1000% real and authentic, no matter what,” he shares. They say keep it 100, but we keep it 1000. The older heads who I used to hang with in the A, called us younger ones, nephew, so the Phew part is short for nephew.” shares 1K Phew. “I’m just a young kid from Atlanta with something to say,” he confesses. “I just want to share my life through this music. My message is faith and hope. The story I’m telling is how I overcame my obstacles. You can’t force anybody to follow your way, but you can keep it 1000, let your light shine, and watch them come to you.”
Hulvey is a twenty-three-year-old Brunswick, GA native, went from dropping out of college and working a low income job at Publix to becoming Reach Records latest hip hop rising artist. His label debut EP BRKNHRT released in 2020 and immediately garnered him national praise. Shortly after BRKNHRT released the global pandemic hit. Having to put his life as he knew it on hold, Hulvey, like the rest of the world, found himself in his bedroom, which is where his debut album, Christopher was born. Released in April of 2021 it accrued over 22M streams in the first 6 months of released and debuted on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel chart at #36–only a year and a half after he was officially signed with Reach Records.
About Reach Records
Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture.