The Christian community across the world is still in a celebration mode as gospel artist, Chandler Moore earned not one but four Grammy awards during the 2023 award ceremony.
This feat, beyond the winner, is a great on for the Christian faith that Chandler, professes and represents.
In Nigeria, Chandler is best known for his feature in Nathaniel Bassey’s ‘Olorun Agbaye’.
The song has since become popular amongst believers cutting across denominations.
Also, the Tennessee State University Marching Band made history when it won the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album (“The Urban Hymnal”), becoming the first HBCU band to do so.
See the nominees and winners below.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
“Positive,” Erica Campbell; Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell, and Juan Winans, songwriters
“When I Pray,” Doe; Dominique Jones & Dewitt Jones, songwriters
“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters (Winners)
“The Better Benediction,” PJ Morton featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers and Darrel Walls; PJ Morton, songwriter
“Get Up,” Tye Tribbett; Brandon Jones, Christopher Michael Stevens, Thaddaeus Tribbett and Tye Tribbett, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“God Really Loves Us (Radio Version),” Crowder featuring Dante Bowe and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, David Crowder, Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka, songwriters
“So Good,” Doe; Chuck Butler, Dominique Jones & Ethan Hulse, songwriters
“For God Is With Us,” For King & Country and Hillary Scott; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone, songwriters
“Fear Is Not My Future,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake and Hannah Shackelford, songwriters (Winners)
“Holy Forever,” Chris Tomlin; Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham, songwriters
“Hymn of Heaven (Radio Version),” Phil Wickham; Chris Davenport, Bill Johnson, Brian Johnson and Phil Wickham, songwriters
Best Gospel Album
“Die to Live,” Maranda Curtis
“Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live),” Ricky Dillard
“Kingdom Book One Deluxe,” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin (Winners)
“All Things New,” Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Lion,” Elevation Worship
“Breathe,” Maverick City Music (Winners)
“Life After Death,” TobyMac
“Always,” Chris Tomlin
“My Jesus,” Anne Wilson
Best Roots Gospel Album
Tennessee State University – The Urban Hymnal (Winners)
Gaither Vocal Band – Let’s Just Praise the Lord
Karen Peck & New River – 2:22
Keith & Kristyn Getty – Confessio – Irish American Roots
Willie Nelson – The Willie Nelson Family
1. Best Gospel Performance/Song: Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin “Kingdom” (feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore)
Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore & Jacob Poole, songwriters
2. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin “Fear is Not My Future” (feat. Brandon Lake & Chandler Moore)
Kirk Franklin, Nicole Hannel, Jonathan Jay, Brandon Lake & Hannah Shackelford, songwriters
3. Best Gospel Album: Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin “Kingdom Book One” (Deluxe)
4. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – Maverick City Music ‘Breathe’
5. Best Roots Gospel Album: Tennessee State University ‘The Urban Hymnal’