2016 Grammy Award Winners in Gospel /Christian Categories.

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Here are the Winners in the Gospel/Christian categories of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

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Toby Mac

TobyMac added his third GRAMMY to his ever growing award mantle with a win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album(for This Is Not A Test) over albums from Jason Crabb, Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle. His two nominations this year brought his total GRAMMY Award nominations to eleven since going solo in 2001. He won in 2009 for his Alive and Transported album and again in 2013 for Eye On It.

Francesca Battistelli won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Holy Spirit” over three other popular worship songs from Crowder, Matt Maher and Third Day and TobyMac’s latest hit single, “Feel It.” This was Franny’s third GRAMMY nomination and first win.
 

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Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton & New Breed, a five-time GRAMMY award winning group, added a sixth win tonight for Covered: Alive In Asia in theBest Gospel Album category over fellow nominees Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Tasha Cobbs and Jonathan McReynolds. Israel took to social media to thank the huge amount of players that brought the album to life. “I’m speechless! No way on earth I could’ve done it without [these amazing people]! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork”

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Kirk Franklin

The winner of Best Gospel Performance/Songwas no suprise as Kirk Franklin kept his GRAMMY streak alive with a win over songs from Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Travis Greene, Brian Courtney Wilson and Israel Houghton & New Breed. Kirk has gone eight for eight since 1997.

And finally, the legendary group The Fairfield Four notched a surprising win in the Best Roots Gospel Album category over much higher profile nominees Karen Peck & New River and Point of Grace. The group previously won Best Traditional Gospel Recording for I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray back in 1997 and performed on the pre-telecast with Tasha Cobbs.

A full list of winners in the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards can be found here.

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