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5/23/2005

 
Official Urban Gospel Industry Awards Announced

The Urban Gospel Alliance presents official nominees for UGI awards. The Urban gospel-focused show will be held June 29th in L.A.

(PRWEB) May 22, 2005 -- The official nominees of the Urban Gospel Industry Awards have been decided.

From April 1st to April 29th 2005, urban gospel fans from across the country have been going online to cast their vote on which artists should appear on the official ballot. Final voting, which will decide the UGA Award winners, is solely by voting members of the Urban Gospel Alliance.

The Urban Gospel Industry Awards will be held June 29th 2005 during the combined Music & Arts Love Fellowship and the Urban Gospel Industry Conference, June 26-July 2, 2005 at the Trinity Building, at 333 W. Florence Street, Inglewood California.
Conference registration now available online at www.musicandartslovefellowshipconference.org

The UGI AWARDS will feature performances by co-hosts Natalie Wilson and comedian McClinton Neal.

Other featured performers include Lisa McClendon, Sherwin Gardner, Imishi, Siani, Eastwood, and many more. The awards show is free to the public as are all nightly events.

For more info on the Urban Gospel Industry Awards call 510-472-0177 or write e-mail protected from spam bots

The following is the Official Nominee List:

Urban Gospel Artist/Group of the Year
- Cross Movement
- Tonex
- Canton Jones
- Corey Red & Precise
- Tye Tribbett & G.A.

HIP HOP
*Album of the year
4th Avenue Jones - Stereo: The Evolution of Hiprocksoul
Braille - Shades of Grey
Urban D - The Immigrant
Ladies Of The Yuinon - H.E.R. Project
Corey Red & Precise - Resistance Is Futile
Idol Kings - Not By Might

*Best new artist
Nova 4 Jehovah
Flame
Kaboose
Lecrae
Disciple

*Artist/Group
Corey Red & Precise
God's Army
Ziglag Boyz
Cross Movement
Platinum Souls
Da' T.R.U.T.H.

*Male
Nova 4 Jehovah
Minister Zion
Lecrae
Eastwood
Lil IROCC
Shabach

*Female
Light da Flow Minister
Lil LaLa
Mahogany Jones
Shekinah
Sistah Dee

*Producer
Maji
Todd Bangz
BIG ROCC
Tony Stone
Battlecat

*Mobile DJ
DJ SkillSpinz
DJ E Double U
DJ Flame
DJ Lace
DJ Sosa
DJ Lady Grace

URBAN CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL
*Album of the year
Kierra "KiKi" Sheard - I Owe You
J-Moss - The J-Moss Project
Tonex - Out Tha Box
Deitrick Haddon - Crossroads
Israel & New Breed - Live From Another Level

*Best new artist
Kierra Sheard
Shei Atkins
J-Moss
Siani
Ray & CO

*Artist/Group
J-Moss
Natalie Wilson & SOP
Earl Bynum & As We Are
Israel & New Breed
Shei Atkins

*Male
J-Moss
Canton Jones
Deitrick Haddon

*Female
Kierra Sheard
Shei Atkins
Natalie Wilson
Nicole C. Mullen

*Producer
Pajam
Tonex
Sanchez Harley

Video Of The Year
Tonex - Out tha Box
Ziklag - Raw & Uncut
R-Swift "I Pray"
J-Moss - We Must Pray
Grits - Here We Go

JAZZ
*Album of the year
Tim Bowman - This Is What I Hear
Mark Lomax - Lift Every Voice
Bernard Harris - Favour
Tony Smith - Rewind
Ben Tankard - Piano Prophet

*Artist/Group
Transjazz
Mark Lomax Trio
Jabari
Metropolitan Gospel Big Band
Band Of Destiny

*Male-
Tony Smith
Ben Tankard
Tim Bowman
Ralph Lofton
Merlon Devine
Angelo Luster

*Female-
Kim Jordan
Syreeta Thomson
Tiffany Laing
Lazet Michaels
June April

*Best new artist
Alton Merrell
Kim Jordan
Syreeta Thomson
Carlton Cannon
Mark Lomax

*Producer
Ben Tankard
Ralph Lofton
Alton Merrell
Katrina Lewis
Kim Jordan

REGGAE
*Album of the year
Christafari - Gravitational Dub
Solomon Jabby - Zion Gates
Leon De Juda -Mucho Mas Alla
Katalys Crew - Open Your Eyes
Geneman - The Light

*Dancehall album
Shadrach - Ashes To Ashes
Mr. Lynx - Living Furnace
Bless - Still Standing
Sherwin Gardner - Who I Am
Septimus - Role Model

*Best new artist
Shadrach
Mr. Lynx
DJ Counselor
Jah Servant
Katalys Crew

*Artist/Group
Bless
Christafari
Septimus
Sherwin Gardner
Solomon Jabby

*Producer:
Solomon Jabby
Mark Mohr (Christafari)
Calvin Whilby (Bless)
Paul Barclay (Katalys Crew)
Eliut Gonzalez and Jaime Barcelo (Leon De Juda)

COMEDY
*Male
Coy Lasone
David Golden
Chucky Jenkins
Bone

*Female
Trina "Sis Cantaloupe" Jeffries
Chocolate
Edwonda White
Brenda O

RADIO PERSONALITY/PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Floyd Cray -WFDU -New Jersey NJ
Boogie Bless -the LIGHT NETWORK
Bobby Parker - WAUG - Raleigh NC
VIC - Holy Culture Radio

FOUNDERS AWARD
Dr. Bobby Jones
Dr. D. - Higher Ground Record Pool
Victor Padilla
Idol Kings
Urban D

CONTACT INFORMATION
Curtis Jermany
Urban Gospel Alliance
http://www.urbangospelalliance.com/
510-472-0177




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