The Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) gospel or Contemporary Christian music (CCM) and its subgenres’ recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.
This award was first handed out in 1968 under the name of Best Gospel Performance and was intended for albums only.
In 1971 the award was renamed to Best Gospel Performance (other than soul gospel), including both singles and albums, and ran until 1978 when the award was divided into two new awards, the Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Performance, Traditional and Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary.
The category was then revived in 2005 and it was known once again under the name of Best Gospel Performance. As of 2012, following a major overhaul of the Grammy categories, this award will be renamed as Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance which will be eligible for all sub-genres in the gospel/Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) field.
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