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Matt Redman

*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”

Mary Mary

BEST CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM

“Eye On It”

Tobe Mac

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.