Billboard nominees for 2019 announced

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

Koryn Hawthorne
Koryn Hawthorne

Congratulations to this year’s finalists for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Koryn Hawthorne and Tori Kelly earned nominations in each gospel categoryTop Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, and Top Gospel Song. 

Cory Asbury, Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, and Hillsong Worship all picked up nominations in each of the Christian categoriesTop Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, and Top Christian Song.

Aretha Franklin received a posthumous nod for the album, Gospel Greats. 

The Billboard Awards will take place at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019, at 8 PM ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.  

Below are the nominees for both the gospel and Christian music categories.  You can view Billboard’s entire list here.

Top Christian Artist
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship

Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly

Top Gospel Artist
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

Top Christian Album
Cory Asbury, Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle, Look Up Child
For King & Country, Burn The Ships
Hillsong Worship, There Is More
Zach Williams, Chain Breaker

Top Gospel Album
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists, Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love
Aretha Franklin, Gospel Greats
Koryn Hawthorne, Unstoppable
Tori Kelly, Hiding Place
Jonathan McReynolds, Make Room

Top Christian Song
Cory Asbury, “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle, “You Say”
For King & Country, “joy.”
Hillsong Worship, “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells, “Known”

Top Gospel Song
Todd Dulaney, “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne, “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson, “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “A Great Work”