Stellar Awards

Not to be confused with the Stella Awards that were given between 2002 and 2007 to people who filed outrageous and frivolous lawsuits.

The Stellar Awards is a Gospel Music Awards in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music artists, writers, and industry professionals. Chicago based production company Central City Productions Inc. spearheaded by founder, chairman & CEO Don Jackson, has produced the show since its inception in 1985.[1][2]

The Stellar Awards was first taped in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater.[3] The show has featured performances by The Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin,[4] Da' T.R.U.T.H, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, Heather Headley, CeCe Winans,[5] Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams,[6] Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann and many more. The show has been held at various venues across the United States in cities such as Atlanta,[7] Chicago,[8] Houston,[9] Los Angeles, Las Vegas,[10] Nashville,[11] and New York. The show is normally taped in mid-January and is broadcast on local and national TV stations such as ABC, FOX, and NBC.


Categories that are featured in the show are the following:

• Artist of the Year

• Song Of the Year

• Male & Female Vocalist of the Year

• CD of the Year

• Choir of the Year

• New Artist of the Year

• Producer of The Year

• Group/ Duo of the Year

• Rap/ Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year

• Children’s Performance of the Year

• Music Video of the Year

• Fan Favorite Awards- New Artist, Song of the Year, Choir of the Year

• Special Awards From Sponsors


1) Accessed 06/15/2016.

2) As the 2000 Awards are referenced as the "15th Annual", we may infer 1985 as the first year for the Stellar Awards. Accessed 06/15/2016.

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