Kanye scores Billboard Award nominations in Christian and Gospel categories

Kanye West will line up against the likes of Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Casting Crowns, and For King & Country in the competition for this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

West’s Jesus Is King album has grabbed him nine nominations in Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Song.

West is even competing against himself for top gospel song

West is even competing against himself for top gospel song, with his tracks ‘Closed on Sunday’, ‘Follow God’, ‘On God’ and ‘Selah’ all nominated.

Australian artists are strongly represented in the Christian categories again this year, with Hillsong UNITED and For King & Country both nominated for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album. For King & Country also nabbed a nomination for Top Christian Song for ‘God Only Knows’.

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, which was intended for the originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, postponed due to COVID-19. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be held on October 14.

Here is the full list of all those nominated in Christian categories for this year’s awards.

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Hillsong United
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music ‘Victory: Recorded Live’
Casting Crowns ‘Only Jesus’
Hillsong United ‘People’
Skillet ‘Victorious’
Kanye West ‘Jesus is King’

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin ‘Long Live Love’
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers ‘Goshen’
William McDowell ‘The Cry: A Live Worship Experience’
Sunday Service Choir ‘Jesus Is Born’
Kanye West ‘Jesus is King’

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser ‘Raise A Hallelujah’
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West ‘Nobody’
Lauren Daigle ‘Rescue’
For King & Country ‘God Only Knows’
Kanye West ‘Follow God’

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin ‘Love Theory’
Kanye West ‘Closed on Sunday’
Kanye West ‘Follow God’
Kanye West ‘On God’
Kanye West ‘Selah’