Andy Mineo, NF and more earn nominations for 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards
New Release Today nominated several hip-hop artists for its 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards, including Andy Mineo and NF for Male Artist of the Year.
NF’s song “Wake Up” also received a nomination for Music Video of the Year. Rapzilla premiered the video on Jan. 13, and it has since amassed over 1.6 million views on YouTube.
Mineo earned a pair of other nominations, one for the Mainstream Impact Award and another for The Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year). Here is Uncomfortable’s competition for 2015’s top Christian hip-hop album, according to New Release Today.
The Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year)
- Southern Lights: Overexposed – Alex Faith & Dre Murray
- Uncomfortable – Andy Mineo
- Fly Exam – JGivens
- Tomorrow We Live – KB
- Death Before Love – Roy Tosh
Roy Tosh is also up for two awards in non-rap categories. His song “Abba” featuring Beckah Shea was nominated for Best Collaboration, and he — as well as Beacon Light — were named as Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year nominees. Here are the rest of the nominees in categories that Christian rappers could win.
- “Abba” – Roy Tosh feat. Beckah Shea
- “Love Feels Like” – TobyMac feat. DC Talk
- “Safety” – Fireflight feat. Stephen Christian
- “Storyteller” – Morgan Harper Nichols feat. Jamie-Grace
- “Volcano” – Rapture Ruckus feat. Jonathan Thulin
Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year
- Beacon Light
- Jimmy Needham
- JJ Heller
- Roy Tosh
Mainstream Impact Award
- Andy Mineo
- Jon Foreman
- Mat Kearney
- Owl City
- Twenty One Pilots