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MEMPHIS, TN, USA, March 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Winners in the 24 categories of the 10th edition of the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS (www.WeLoveAwards.com) were announced during the 2-hour live ceremony that took place at Visible Music College (www.Visible.edu) in Memphis, TN on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
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Phil Wickham walked away as the big winner of the night as fans rewarded his latest release, Hymn of Heaven as ALBUM OF THE YEAR and CULT ALBUM OF THE YEAR and ‘House of the Lord’ as CULT SONG OF THE YEAR and SONG OF THE YEAR. It’s only the second time in the ten-year history of the We Love Awards that an artist has won the Album and Song of the Year categories.
“It’s a special album for me,” Phil said in his acceptance speech. “Every song was just written to preach to my own soul who I am in him and how great Jesus is. It’s amazing that this record does the same for other people too.
Other artists who took home multiple awards during the night included Riley Clemmons, who won FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR and POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR, for KING & COUNTRY, winning MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE YEAR and POP SONG OF THE YEAR for “Relate,” and Anne Wilson, who won NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR and thanked fans for voting for her debut single, “My Jesus,” as CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR.
“I’m so blown away by how God is using my ministry and my music to impact people,” Anne shared. “It’s such an honor that I can do this and spread his name across the world.”
A full list of winners is below.
In addition to celebrating the night’s winners, there were 14 live and pre-recorded performances from several nominated artists and special guests, between sets by comedian Jeff Allen.
One of the highlights of the evening was the welcome on stage from Dr. Alveda King who accepted the first annual UNITY award after a special presentation by President Donald J. Trump.
After leading the audience through “Jesus Loves Little Children,” she encouraged everyone to choose unity over division. “Music has the ability to bring us together. My uncle, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or perish together as fools. For everyone who loves Christian music everywhere, thank you so much for this award. God bless you.”
The full 2-hour show is now available to watch on demand on Facebook and YouTube.
Learn more about the WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS, see the full list of nominees and winners, and watch this year’s ceremony on http://www.weloveawards.com.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
* Hook Award (pop album of the year): Riley Clemmons Godsend
* PopLITE Award (Contemporary Pop Album of the Year): Newsboys Stand
* Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year): MercyMe inhales (exhales)
* Encounter Award (cult album of the year): Phil Wickham Hymn of Heaven
* Choir Awards (Church Worship Album of the Year): Elevation Worship, Maverick City Music Old Church Basement
* Hype Award (urban/rap album of the year): Andy Mineo Never Land II
* Amp Award (Rock/Alternative Album of the Year): Boiling Point Hope Lives Here
* Album of the Year: Phil Wickham Hymn of Heaven
* Live Album of the Year: Michael W. Smith Worship Forever
* EP of the Year: Rhett Walker Gospel Song EP
* Song of the Year: Phil Wickham “House of the Lord”
* Worship Song of the Year: Phil Wickham “House of the Lord”
* Contemporary Song of the Year: Anne Wilson “My Jesus”
* Pop Song of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY “Relate”
* Dance/Remix Song of the Year: NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Carrie Underwood
* Rock Song of the Year: The Letter Black “Born For This”
* Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Social Club Misfits “Without You”
* Music video of the year: for KING & COUNTRY “Relate”
* Male Artist of the Year: Danny Gokey
* Female Artist of the Year: Riley Clemmons
* Band of the Year: Maverick City Music
* New Artist/Group of the Year: Anne Wilson
* The Next Big Thing: Grace Graber
* Consumer Impact Award: Stove
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About Visible Music College
Visible Music College is a global, spiritual community of musicians, technicians, professionals, and educators serving the Church and society with collective energy and talent, fostering an environment of creativity, worship, and innovation in endeavors. arts for the glory of God. More information can be found at www.visible.edu.