*Marvin Sapp has been nominated for seven 2011 Stellar Awards.

Nominees for the annual gospel music honors were announced at a weekend press conference in Nashville, where ceremonies will be held in January.

Sapp, is among the overall nomination leaders for 2011 Stellars, considered the top awards in the gospel music industry.

On the strength of his “Here I Am” CD and its No. 1 hit “The Best In Me,” Sapp has nods as the gospel industry’s top artist, male vocalist and traditional male artist.

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