Andy Mineo, NF and more earn nominations for 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards


New Release Earlier  nominated several hip-hop artists for its 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards, including Andy Mineo and NF for Male Artist of the Year.

Mineo and NF, who each released Billboard-charting albums in Uncomfortable and Mansion this year, respectively, were nominated for the top honor alongside Jonathan Thulin, Matt Maher and TobyMac.

NF's song "Wake Up" also received a nomination for Music Video of the Year. Rapzilla premiered the video on Jan. 13, and it has since amassed over 1.6 million views on YouTube.

Mineo earned a pair of other nominations, one for the Mainstream Impact Award and another for The Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year). Here is Uncomfortable's competition for 2015's top Christian hip-hop album, according to New Release Today.


The Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year)

  • Southern Lights: Overexposed - Alex Faith & Dre Murray
  • Uncomfortable - Andy Mineo
  • Fly Exam - JGivens
  • Tomorrow We Live - KB
  • Death Before Love - Roy Tosh

Roy Tosh is also up for two awards in non-rap categories. His song "Abba" featuring Beckah Shea was nominated for Best Collaboration, and he — as well as Beacon Light — were named as Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year nominees. Here are the rest of the nominees in categories that Christian rappers could win.

Best Collaboration

  • "Abba" - Roy Tosh feat. Beckah Shea
  • "Love Feels Like" - TobyMac feat. DC Talk
  • "Safety" - Fireflight feat. Stephen Christian
  • "Storyteller" - Morgan Harper Nichols feat. Jamie-Grace
  • "Volcano" - Rapture Ruckus feat. Jonathan Thulin

Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year

  • Beacon Light
  • Fireflight
  • Jimmy Needham
  • JJ Heller
  • Roy Tosh

Mainstream Impact Award

  • Andy Mineo
  • Jon Foreman
  • Mat Kearney
  • Owl City
  • Twenty One Pilots

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