The Clark Sisters, Tramaine Hawkins to Receive Special Honors at 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

The Clark Sisters and Tramaine Hawkins will receive special honors at the 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, set to tape July 10 in Nashville.

The Clark Sisters, Tramaine Hawkins to Receive Special Honors at 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

The Clark Sisters and Tramaine Hawkins will receive special honors at the 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, set to tape July 10 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. The show will air in national broadcast syndication from Aug. 7 through Sept. 5.

The Clark Sisters will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. Hawkins will receive the Aretha Franklin Icon Award. The Clark Sisters are also set to perform at this year’s ceremony, which will be hosted by Tye Tribbett and Jekalyn Carr, who will also perform. Other artists set to perform on the show are J.J. Hairston, Maverick City Music, Pastor Mike Jr. and Tamela Mann.

Jonathan McReynolds, a former Stellar Awards host, is this year’s top nominee, with eight nods. Anthony Brown and group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, Maverick City Music and Pastor Mike, Jr. each have seven nominations, including a nod each for artist of the year.

Other artists receiving multiple Stellar nominations include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Clark Sisters, Rev. Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir, the Chicago Mass Choir and co-host Carr.

“After a challenging 2020, we are thrilled to return to the mainstage in one of the music epicenters of the world, Nashville,” said Don Jackson, founder of the Stellar Awards and chairman of Central City Productions, in a statement. “With a theme of ‘Lighting the Way with Our Faith, Music and Family,’ we are set to deliver an evening of inspiration and celebration…”

“The 36th Annual Stellar Awards is sure to be the gospel celebration of the year,” said Carr in a statement. “I look forward to celebrating my peers, as well as those who have paved the way for gospel artists like myself.”

Tickets to the 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be made available soon. For ticket updates, and for the link to purchase tickets, check the Stellar Awards website. COVID-19 safety protocols will be posted at that time as well.

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is executive produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as executive in charge of production and producer. Michael A. Johnson will produce and direct this year’s award show.

Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP’s other programs include the Black Music Honors, Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, The Black College Quiz Show Series and Mentoring Kings.

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Myke Towers & Juhn’s ‘Bandido’ Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

Myke Towers and Juhn’s “Bandido” jumps 10-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated June 19), earning Towers his fifth No. 1 and Juhn his first No. 1 on any Billboard chart.

Myke Towers & Juhn’s ‘Bandido’ Hits No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart

Myke Towers and Juhn’s “Bandido” jumps 10-1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (dated June 19), earning Towers his fifth No. 1 and Juhn his first No. 1 on any Billboard chart.

“Bandido” climbs with a 39% gain un audience impressions, to 9 million, earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 13, according to MRC Data.

Here’s a recap of his chart-topping collection:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Myke Towers), Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date

“Caramelo,” with Ozuna and Karol G, three, August 8, 2020

“Mi Niña,” with Los Legendarios & Wisin, one, Jan. 16

“La Nota,” with Manuel Turizo & Rauw Alejandro, one, Jan. 23

“Travesuras,” with Nio García, Casper Mágico, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Flow La Movie, one, March 6

“Bandido,” with Juhn, June 19.

Beyond its Latin Airplay coronation, “Bandido” pushes 8-1 on Latin Rhythm Airplay. Towers’ fifth leader there and also Juhn’s first.

“Bandido” also sees progress on the airplay-, digital sales- and streaming-blended Hot Latin Songs, climbing 10-9 with a 41% gain in sales and 4 million streams (up 1%) earned in the week ending June 10. Despite its streaming gain, the song dips 11-12 on Latin Streaming Songs.

“Bandido” is one of four tracks from Tower’s EP Para Mi Ex, which has not entered Billboard charts.

Rauw Alejandro’s “Todo De Ti” Arrives: Two weeks after Rauw Alejandro’s “Todo De Ti” debuted in the top 10 on Hot Latin Songs (June 5-dated list), the pop-disco tune arrives on Latin Airplay’s top 10, climbing 17-8 in its third week.

“Todo” drives up the chart with 6.8 million in audience impressions (up 19%). It becomes Rauw’s first top 10 on Latin Airplay as a solo act, unaccompanied by any other collaborator and earns him his seventh top 10 there.

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