Motown Gospel Artists Tye Tribbett and Tasha Cobbs Net Five Grammy Award Nominations

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    Label Motown Gospel received five 2014 Grammy Award nominations collectively for artists Tye Tribbett and Tasha Cobbs.

    Tribbett received three nominations for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“If He Did It Before…Same God-Live”), Best Gospel Song (“If He Did It Before…Same God-Live”), and Best Gospel Album (Greater Than-Live). Cobbs garnered two nominations for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance (“Break Every Chain-Live”) and Best Gospel Album (Grace-Live).

    The 56th Annual Grammy Award ceremony will be held on “Grammy Sunday,” January 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

    Tribbett and Cobbs have been recognized by every major award show this season.

    “Wow! I am overwhelmed and so honored to be considered and recognized for such a prestigious award,” said Tribbett.  “I am humbled, excited and grateful. Thank you to all the Grammy administrators and chairperson for this opportunity, and You God for this gift of music that I share with the world.”

    This is Cobbs first Grammy  Award nomination.

    “At a young age, you watch the Grammy Awards,” he said. “You watch them honor people who impact the world, make a difference, and excel in their careers. For the Grammy organization to recognize my ministry and work is an overwhelming feeling. I am grateful for the grace God has bestowed upon my life. He is amazing. This is an exciting time.”

    Last week, both Tribbett and Cobbs led the Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominations. Tribbett saw eight nominations for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year and Praise and Worship CD of the Year.  His “Greater Than” album debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and remained at #1 for four consecutive weeks. Last week, Tribbett won a Soul Train Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance.

    Cobbs earned seven nominations at the Stellar Awards for Artist of the Year, the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, and Praise and Worship CD of the Year. Cobbs’ no. 1 Billboard Gospel song “Break Every Chain” was also nominated for Song of the Year for songwriter Will Reagan. “Break Every Chain” was no. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart for seven consecutive weeks. The single continues to climb the Adult R&B radio chart. Recently, Cobbs won three GMA Dove Awards for Gospel Performance of the Year (“Break Every Chain”), and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year (“Break Every Chain”).

    Next month, Cobbs is set to perform on the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (Saturday, January 18); the Trumpet Awards (Saturday, January 25); and appearing at the 56th Annual Grammy  Awards (Sunday, January 26).

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