Just In: Anthony Brown and our very own Erica Campbell were tapped to host the 2017 Stellar Awards. The news comes almost a year after Anthony Brown & group therAPY made history by winning 10 Stellars in one night.

This year, Tamela Mann and Travis Greene lead with a total of nine nominations. Hezekiah Walker follows with seven, and Jekalyn Carr and Todd Dulaney, five.

Some of our affiliate stations even racked up a few nominations: Praise DC, Praise Atlanta, Praise Richmond and The Light 103.9 in Releigh.

The 32nd Annual Stellar Awards (the longest running Black award show in television) return to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on March 25, when organizers will also officially introduce the new Stellar TV Cable Television Network. Check out this year’s nominees and behind-the-scenes photos from last year’s show below the jump.

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2017 Stellar Award Nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin

Tamela Mann

William McDowell

SONG OF THE YEAR

“You’re Bigger” – Jekalyn Carr

“God Provides” – Kirk Franklin

“Made a Way” – Travis Greene

“You Deserve It” – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Todd Dulaney

Travis Greene

Donnie McClurkin

Hezekiah Walker

ALBERTINA WALKER FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Bri Babineaux

Shirley Caesar

Jekalyn Carr

Tamela Mann

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

Myron Butler & Levi

Livre’

Virtue

Bryan Andrew Wilson ft. Roderick & Grace

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bri Babineaux

Enon Tabernacle

Livre’

Deborah Joy Winans

CD OF THE YEAR

A Worshipper’s Heart by Todd Dulaney

Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin

The Hill by Travis Greene

One Way by Tamela Mann

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

Charles Butler & Trinity

Chicago Mass Choir

Enon Tabernacle

Hezekiah Walker (Azusa – The Next Generation)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Kirk Franklin, Ron Hill, Monica Coats, Shaun Martin & Max Stark (Losing My Religion)

Geo Bivins, Travis Greene & Victor Navejar (The Hill)

Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Timberland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin & David Mann (One Way)

Donald Lawrence For Quiet Water Entertainment & Hezekiah Walker for Hezhouse Entertainment (Azusa – The Next Generation)

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

Myron Butler & Levi

GI

Livre’

Virtue

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Travis Greene

Charles Jenkins

Jonathan McReynolds

Hezekiah Walker

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Luther Barnes

Fred Hammond

Donnie McClurkin

Bryan Andrew Wilson

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Bri Babineaux

Latice Crawford

Janice Gaines

Tiff Joy

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Lemmie Battles

Shirley Caesar

Jekalyn Carr

Tamela Mann

CONTEMPORARY CD OF THE YEAR

A Worshipper’s Heart by Todd Dulaney

Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin

The Hill by Travis Greene

Masterpiece by Deitrick Haddon

TRADITIONAL CD OF THE YEAR

Fill This House by Shirley Caesar

We Give You Praise by Chicago Mass Choir

Worship Journal Live by Fred Hammond

One Way by Tamela Mann

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE/PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

“The Anthem” – Todd Dulaney

“You Deserve It” – JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise

“God Provides” – Tamela Mann

“Better” – Hazekiah Walker

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Wanna Be Happy?” – Kirk Franklin (Rock Jacobs)

“Intentional” – Travis Greene (Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films

“The Way That You Love Me” – Jonathan McReynolds (Derek Blanks)

“Better” – Hezekiah Walker (Mark Clement)

HIP-HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Surrender by Bizzle

It’s Complicated by Da’Truth

The Glory Album by Christon Gray

I Am Justice by Canton Jones

Click here for the rest of the nominees.

The Stellar Awards are slated to air on TV One on Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. ET with encores at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!