Cece Winans, Maverick City Music, and Elevation Worship were the big winners at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.
It was a historic night at the Grammys last night as Maverick City Music was the first Christian artist's performance televised in 20 years. The worship collective would then go on to pick up their first-ever Grammy with Elevation Worship for their collaborative album Old Church Basement.
“This group was created for those who were marginalized, unheard, and rejected in this space, to be heard and have a space," Alton Eugene of Maverick City Music said in the acceptance speech. “All of us on this stage represent that.”
Chris Brown from Elevation Worship talked about how special it was for the two groups to come together to work on a project that worshipped Jesus. "I will never forget that little basement where this beautifully wild season between our two groups began. It’s been the most beautiful thing watching our two ministries create something together that we could have never created separately,” he said.
Legendary Gospel singer Cece Winans took home the most hardware with three awards.
Here's a look at all the nominees and winners of the Christian music categories.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.
Voice Of God
Dante Bowe Featuring Steffany Gretzinger & Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis & Mitch Wong, songwriters
Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe & Ben Schofield, songwriters
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown & Darryl Woodson, songwriters
Never Lost - WINNNER
Wait On You
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.)
Kirk Franklin & Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn & Justin Smith, songwriters
Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)
H.E.R. & Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile & H.E.R., songwriters
Man Of Your Word
Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess & Chandler Moore, songwriters
Believe For It - WINNER
CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans & Mitch Wong, songwriters
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Featuring Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine; Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
Changing Your Story
Royalty: Live At The Ryman
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
Maverick City Music
Jonny X Mali: Live In LA
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
Believe For It - WINNER
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.
Feels Like Home Vol. 2
Israel & New Breed
The Blessing (Live)
Citizen Of Heaven (Live)
Old Church Basement - WINNER
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.
Alone With My Faith
Harry Connick, Jr.
That's Gospel, Brother
Gaither Vocal Band
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Songs For The Times
My Savior - WINNER