Andy Mineo, NF and more earn nominations for 2015 We Love Christian Music Awards
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.
- "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
- Jimmy Needham
- JJ Heller
- Roy Tosh
Mainstream Impact Award
- Andy Mineo
- Jon Foreman
- Mat Kearney
- Owl City
- Twenty One Pilots