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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.

1. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

We Won’t Be Shaken
Building 429
Label: Essential Records

2. Best Gospel Album

Greater Than [Live]-Tye Tribbett
Label: Motown Gospel

3. Best Gospel Album

God Chaser [Live]-William Murphy
Label: RCA Inspiration/ Verity Gospel Music Group

4. Best Gospel Album

Best Days Yet-Bishop Paul S. Morton
Label: Tehillah Music Group/EOne

5. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)-Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Track from: Burning Lights
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/A Thousand Generations Publishing/EMI CMG Publishing/Alletrop Music/McTyeire Music

6. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Speak Life-Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
Track from: Eye On It
Label: Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs/EMI CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/Songs Of Emack/Jamnu Music/Hole-Steen Music

7. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Overcomer-David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Track from: Overcomer
Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music

8. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Love Take Me Over-Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
Track from: The Glorious Unfolding
Label: Reunion Records; Publishers: Chappy Campers Music/Primary Wave/Wizen Music

9. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Hurricane- Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Label: Curb Records; Publishers: SeeSee Bubba Songs/Tunes Of R And T Direct/Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Forest For The Trees Music/Checkpointchicky Music/Seems Like Music/Music Services

10. Best Gospel Song

Still
Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)
Track from: Kingdom Inspirations
Label: Maranatha! Music/K-Bizz Ent.; Publisher: Kingdom Bizz Songs BMI

11. Best Gospel Song

If I Believe
Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
Track from: Love, Charlie
Label: RCA Records / P Music Group Inc.; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music/EMI Music Publishing/Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing/Mamas Pebbly Publishing

12. Best Gospel Song

If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]
Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
Track from: Greater Than [Live]
Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

13. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Lord, I Need You- Matt Maher
Label: Essential Records
Also Nominated For: Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

14. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Hurricane- Natalie Grant
Label: Curb Records

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