Provident Entertainment is proud to announce they have garnered 15 2021 Billboard Music Award (BBMA) nominations. The BBMA’s, which honor the year’s most successful artists in 51 categories across all genres of music, were announced yesterday by dick clark productions and NBC. Koryn Hawthorne, Zach Williams, and Elevation Worship each received three nominations, while Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, Kierra Sheard, Tauren Wells, Mali Music, and Marvin Sapp each received one nomination.
“We are so proud of our artists who were nominated for a Billboard Music Award and for being recognized for such an outstanding year,” shares Terry Hemmings, CEO/President of Provident Entertainment/Sony Music. “We congratulate all of our Provident Entertainment artists and songwriters as well as their fellow nominees.”
This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. “Billboard Music Awards” finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. Fan-voted categories include Top Social Artist and Top Collaboration. The BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
For more than 30 years, the BBMAs has celebrated music’s greatest achievements, honoring the hottest names in music today. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard Charts. Since 1940, the Billboard Charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominees from Provident Entertainment are:
TOP CHRISTIAN ARTISTS:
TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS:
TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUMS:
Grave Into Gardens by Elevation Worship
Rescue Story by Zach Williams
TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS:
I AM by Koryn Hawthorne
Kierra by Kierra Sheard
TOP CHRISTIAN SONGS:
“Grave Into Gardens” by Elevation Worship feat. Brandon Lake
“Famous For (I Believe)” by Tauren Wells feat. Jenn Johnson
“There Was Jesus” by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton
TOP GOSPEL SONGS:
“Speak To Me” by Koryn Hawthorne
“Movin’ On” by Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
“Thank You For It All” by Marvin Sapp