The nominees for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards are officially in, with Kierra Sheard and PJ Morton receiving 2 nods each in the Gospel/Christian category. Marvin Sapp, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin among other artists were also nominated for the upcoming 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards®.
Morton’s critically acclaimed album, Gospel According to PJ, earned a norm in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian album. The Multi-Award-winning R&B singer also earned a nom in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian song for his No. 1 hit “All in His Plan“ featuring the platinum-selling sister duo, Mary Mary, and dynamic vocalist, Le’Andria Johnson.
Kierra Sheard as well earned two noms for her self-titled album, Kierra, and the chart-topping song “Something Has To Break” featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Kirk Franklin is nominated for his chart-topping song “Strong God.”
The legendary Clark Sisters were not left out as they earned a nomination for their newest project, The Return. See Full List below;
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
- Chosen Vessel – Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)
- Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
- I Am – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)
- Kierra – Kierra Sheard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)
- The Return – The Clark Sisters (Karew/Motown)
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
- “All in His Plan” – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
- “Never Lost” – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel)
- “Something Has To Break” – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)
- “Strong God” – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA Records)
- “Touch from You” – Tamela Mann (TillyMann Inc.)
The winners will be announced during the two-hour live television broadcast airing on BET with simulcasts across Viacom-CBS Networks including CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO on Saturday, March 27th, 2021.