*Matt Redman, a UK-based worship leader, tops the list of gospel Grammy contenders with two wins.
Redman tied with Israel Hougton for Best Contemporary Christian song and won a second Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance for the song “10,000 Reasons.”
Notably, rapper Lecrae, has won the Grammy for Best Gospel Album for “Gravity,” a first gospel Hip Hop win in the category and the first-time Grammy win for the lyrically provocative artist.
While Lecrae was not in the building to accept the award, he expressed his thanks via Facebook:
“Just Won a Grammy. I dedicate it to all the Unashamed fam all over the planet. 1.1.Six -To God be the Glory”
The winners were announced live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at a pre-telecast ceremony.
The full list of 2013 Grammy winners in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian music categories are:
BEST GOSPEL SONG
“Go Get It”
BEST CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
“Eye On It”
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG (TIE)
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)
Your Presence Is Heaven
Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed) BEST GOSPEL ALBUM “Gravity” Lecrae
BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance Matt Redman
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.