List of awards and nominations received by Lecrae

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Lecrae awards and nominations
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Lecrae (left) and Akon (right) at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
BET Awards
1 2
BET Hip Hop Awards
0 1
Billboard Music Awards
1 2
Grammy Awards
2 3
Soul Train Music Awards
2 1
GMA Dove Awards
7 17
Stellar Awards
3 3
Totals
Awards won 16
Nominations 29

Lecrae is an American Christian hip hop artist. His career began in 2004 when he and Ben Washer co-founded the record label Reach Records.[1] In 2007 his first album, Real Talk (2005), received a nomination at the Stellar Awards and his second album, After the Music Stops (2007), was nominated at the GMA Dove Awards. The following year Lecrae's third album, Rebel, became the first Christian hip hop album to chart at number one on the U.S. Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.[2] In 2011 his fourth album, Rehab (2010), received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album. That year Lecrae began achieving mainstream success and recognition after he collaborated with DJ Statik Selektah on the song "Live & Let Live" and performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher.[1] The following year he garnered two GMA Dove awards: Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year for Rehab: The Overdose (2011) and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for "Hallelujah" (2011). He also released the mixtape Church Clothes and the studio album Gravity, the latter of which of has been called the most important album in Christian hip hop history by Rapzilla and Atlanta Daily World.[3][4]

In 2013, Lecrae became the first hip hop artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album for his sixth album Gravity.[5] In the same year the album won Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards, and a Stellar Award for Rap, Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year. In 2015, he received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "Messengers" (2014), Artist of the Year, Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year, and Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year of the year at the Dove Awards, a Stellar Award for Rap, Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year for Anomaly (2014), and became the first rapper to win a BET Award for Best Gospel Artist. Anomaly also topped the Gospel charts and the U.S. Billboard 200, the first album to ever top both charts simultaneously.[6] In total, Lecrae has won sixteen awards and received an additional twenty-nine nominations.

BET Awards

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by BET to honor African Americans and other minorities in entertainment.[7] The awards are determined by a voting academy made up of 150 music and media industry experts, bloggers, and fans.[8] Lecrae has received one award for Best Gospel Artist out of three nominations. His win in 2015 was the first time that a rapper has won the Best Gospel Artist award.[9]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Lecrae Best Gospel Artist Nominated [10]
2015 Won [11][12]
2016 Nominated [12][13]
2017 Pending
"Can't Stop Me Now (Destination)" Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Pending

BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards, first broadcast by BET in 2006,[14] honor the best in hip hop for the year.[15] The awards are determined by a voting academy made up of journalists, music industry experts, and fans.[16] Lecrae has received one nomination.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2014 "Nuthin'" BET Award for Best Impact Track Nominated [17]

Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards are sponsored by the Billboard magazine and are based on consumer statistics including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, and streaming, as well data on social interaction with music on various social media platforms.[18] These metrics are tracked year-round by Billboard and associated data partners such as Nielsen SoundScan and Next Big Sound.[18] Lecrae has received one award win out of three Billboard Music Award nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Gravity Top Christian Album Nominated [19]
2015 Anomaly Won [20]
Lecrae Top Christian Artist Nominated [20]

GMA Dove Awards

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the Christian music and Gospel music industries.[21][22] It was first awarded in 1969.[22] Lecrae has won seven awards out of twenty-four nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2007 After the Music Stops Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Nominated [23]
"Jesus Muzik" (featuring Trip Lee) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Nominated [23]
2009 Rebel Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Nominated [24]
"Joyful Noise" (Flame featuring Lecrae and John Reilly) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Nominated [24]
2011 Rehab Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Nominated [25]
"Background" (featuring C-Lite) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Nominated [25]
2012 Lecrae Artist of the Year Nominated [26]
Rehab: The Overdose Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Won [26]
"Hallelujah" Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Won [26]
"Overdose" Nominated [26]
2013 Lecrae Artist of the Year Nominated [27]
Gravity Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year Won [27]
"Tell the World" (featuring Mali Music) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Won [27]
"I'm Good" (Trip Lee featuring Lecrae) Nominated [27]
2014 Lecrae Artist of the Year Nominated [28]
"Help" (Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae) Gospel Performance of the Year Nominated [28]
"Dear Mr. Christian" (Derek Minor featuring Dee-1 and Lecrae) Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year Nominated [28]
2015 Lecrae Artist of the Year Won [29][30]
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year Nominated [29]
"All I Need is You" Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year Won [29][30]
"Sideways" (KB featuring Lecrae) Nominated [29]
Anomaly Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year Won [29][30]
"Messengers" (featuring For King & Country) Rock/Contemporary Song Of The Year Nominated [29]
Anomaly Recorded Music Packaging Nominated [29]

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences.[31] A panel of over 150 industry experts screen the nominations, from which the winners are determined by Academy voting members.[32] Lecrae has received five Grammy nominations, two of which went on to win an award. His win in 2013 for Best Gospel Album was the first such for a hip hop artist.[5]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2011 Rehab Best Rock Gospel Album Nominated [33]
2013 Gravity Best Gospel Album Won [5]
2015 "All I Need Is You" Best Rap Performance Nominated [34]
"Messengers" (featuring For King & Country) Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song Won [34]
"Help" (Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae) Best Gospel Performance/Song Nominated [34]

Stellar Awards

The Stellar Awards is an awards show that honors artists, writers, and other industry professionals in Gospel music, produced by Central City Productions.[35] Members of the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy submit nominations, verify the eligibility of nominations, and vote for winners in the first ballot.[36] Starting in 2012, the second and final ballot is available to the public, who determine the final four entries for each category and decide on a winner within that category.[36][37] Lecrae has received six Stellar Award nominations, of which he has won three awards.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2007 Real Talk Rap, Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year Nominated [38]
2010 Rebel Nominated [38]
2012 Rehab Nominated [38]
Rehab: The Overdose Won [38]
2014 Gravity Won [38]
2015 Anomaly Won [38]

Soul Train Music Awards

The Soul Train Music Awards are produced by the variety television program Soul Train. Awards are determined by a panel consisting of over five hundred individuals in the music, media, and blogging industries.[39] Lecrae has received two Soul Train awards out of three nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 "Confessions" Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance Nominated [39]
2014 "Help" (Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae) Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Won [40]
2015 "All I Need Is You" Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Won [41]

References

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  39. ^ a b "The 2013 Soul Train Awards Winners!". Soul Train Music Awards. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
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