Lecrae makes history with Artist of the Year win at 2015 Dove Awards

Lecrae decorated his mantel once again this year at the 2015 Dove Awards.

He will take home the prized Artist of the Year trophy, becoming the first hip-hop artist to do so, and the Reach Records rapper won it over several well-known names — Kari Jobe, Mercy Me, for KING & COUNTRY and Francesca Battistelli.

Prior to Tuesday night, Lecrae had walked away victorious from four major award ceremonies thanks to his seventh studio album, Anomaly. He won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the Grammys, Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year at the Stellars, Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards and Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards.

Hillsong United won Artist of the Year in 2014.

Lecrae has come far to obtain the platform he has today, and his and the 116 Clique’s journey will soon be detailed in the Art Hooker-directed documentary Unashamed.

READ MORE: Lecrae’s ‘Church Clothes 3’ status update


Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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