Nominated alongside Kari Jobe, Mercy Me, for KING & COUNTRY and Francesca Battistelli, Lecrae received the nod to become the first rapper to ever win the award in the Dove’s 47-year history.
Lecrae earned the honor with his performance on his latest album Anomaly, which also won Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year. Track No. 11 of Anomaly, “All I Need Is You,” won Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year, too.
The Dove Awards were not the first ceremony to affirm these records. While Anomaly had already won Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year at the Stellars and Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards, “All I Need Is You” was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the Grammys, where Lecrae won another award for another song — Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Messengers.”
Here is that speech.