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The Stellar Awards

The Stellar Awards

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  • Network: Syn
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1985, THE STELLAR AWARDS have honored the best in gospel music in 28 different categories. From 1986 through 2008, THE STELLAR AWARDS were a live-to-tape celebration, airing only in national syndication, starting approximately one week after the ceremony. In 2009, GMC aired THE STELLAR AWARDS for the first time, but only after the ceremony's syndicated run was over. After the same broadcast arrangement in 2010, GMC aired the live-to-tape 2011 awards on the same day as the event's syndicated premiere. In 2013, the event was broadcast live for the first time by GMC and then again in 2014 on UP. Starting with 2015, THE STELLAR AWARDS was again a live-to-tape celebration, now broadcast by TV One each year.
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Hosted by Jekalyn Carr & Tye Tribbett, THE 2021 STELLAR AWARDS premiered on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 8-10pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her after being taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN on Saturday, July 10. Lady Tramaine Hawkins receives the Aretha Franklin Icon Award for her contributions to gospel music. The Clark Sisters, who receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award, perform. In addition to the the Clark Sisters, other performers during the telecast include: Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, Avery*Sunshine, Jonathan McReynolds, J.J. Hairston, Maverick City Music, Pastor Mike Jr., Tamela Mann, Jason Clayborn, Hezekiah Walker, CeCe Winans, and hosts Tribbett and Carr.

Top nominees for this year's ceremony include Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, Maverick City Music, and Pastor Mike, Jr., each receiving seven nominations, including a nod each for Artist of the Year. Other celebrated artists receiving multiple Stellar nominations include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Clark Sisters, Rev. Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir, the Chicago Mass Choir, and host Carr.

Cast

Other Titles

  • Also known as The Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Central City Productions

Settings

  • Atlanta Civic Center (1998-2003) - Atlanta, Georgia USA - Map It!
  • George R. Brown Convention Center (2004-2005) - Houston, Texas USA - Map It!
  • Grand Ole Opry (2006-2012) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Nashville Municipal Auditorium (2013-2014) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Orleans Arena (2015-2019) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center (2021) - Nashville, Tennessee USA