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PAST WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

2021 (10TH ANNUAL) - Presented at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn.

10th Annual We Love Awards ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop Album of the Year): Riley Clemmons Godsend
  • PopLITE Award (Pop Contemporary Album): Newsboys Stand
  • Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year): MercyMe inhale (exhale)
  • Encounter Award (Worship Album): Phil Wickham Hymn of Heaven
  • Chorus Award (Church Worship): Elevation W/MCM Old Church Basement
  • Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year): Andy Mineo Never Land II
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alt. Album of the Year): boiling point Hope Lives Here
  • Album of the Year: Phil Wickham Hymn of Heaven
  • Live Album of the Year: Michael W. Smith Worship Forever
  • EP of the Year: Rhett Walker Gospel Song EP
SONG CATEGORIES
  • Song of the Year: Phil Wickham "House of the Lord"
  • Worship Song of the Year: Phil Wickham "House of the Lord"
  • Contemporary Song of the Year: Anne Wilson "My Jesus"
  • Pop Song of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY "Relate"
  • Dance/Remix Song of the Year: NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Carrie Underwood
  • Rock Song of the Year: The Letter Black "Born For This"
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: Social Club Misfits "Without You"
ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES
  • Music Video of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY "Relate"
  • Male Artist of the Year: Danny Gokey
  • Female Artist of the Year: Riley Clemmons
  • Group of the Year: Maverick City Music
  • New Artist/Group of the Year: Anne Wilson
  • The Next Big Thing: Grace Graber
  • Mainstream Impact Award: Skillet

2020 (9TH ANNUAL) - Presented at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn.

9th Annual We Love Awards ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop Album of the Year): Tauren Wells Citizen Of Heaven
  • PopLITE Award (Pop Contemporary Album): We The Kingdom Holy Water
  • Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year): Natalie Grant No Stranger
  • Encounter Award (Worship Album of the Year): Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live)
  • Chorus Award (Church Worship): Elevation Worship Graves Into Gardens
  • Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year): Lecrae Restoration
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alt. Album of the Year): NEEDTOBREATHE Out Of Body
  • Album of the Year: We The Kingdom Holy Water
  • EP of the Year: Colton Dixon Colton Dixon EP
SONG CATEGORIES
  • Song of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY "Together"
  • Worship Song of the Year: Elevation Worship "The Blessing"
  • Contemporary Song of the Year: Natalie Grant "My Weapon"
  • Pop Song of the Year: Colton Dixon "Miracles"
  • Dance/Remix Song of the Year: Planetboom "Unshakable"
  • Rock Song of the Year: Adrienne Camp "I Can't Save Myself"
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: Lecrae feat. John Legend "Drown"
ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES
  • Music Video of the Year: Zach Williams feat. Dolly Parton "There Was Jesus"
  • Male Artist of the Year: Matthew West
  • Female Artist of the Year: Natalie Grant
  • Group of the Year: Elevation Worship
  • New Artist/Group of the Year: Hope Darst
  • The Next Big Thing: Collington
  • Mainstream Impact Award: Chris Tomlin

2019 (8TH ANNUAL) - Presented at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn.

8th Annual We Love Awards ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop Album of the Year): Tenth Avenue North No Shame
  • PopLITE Award (Pop Cont. Album): Danny Gokey Haven't Seen It Yet
  • Inspo Award (Inspirational Album): Big Daddy Weave When The Light Comes
  • Encounter Award (Worship Album of the Year): Leeland Better Word (Live)
  • Chorus Award (Church Worship Album): Hillsong UNITED People (Live)
  • Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year): Aaron Cole Not By Chance
  • BPM Award (Electronic/Dance Album): TobyMac St. Nemele Collab Sessions
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alt. Album of the Year): Skillet Victorious
  • Album of the Year: Skillet Victorious
  • EP of the Year: We Are Messengers Honest EP
SONG CATEGORIES
  • Song of the Year: Danny Gokey "Haven't Seen It Yet"
  • Worship Song of the Year: Bethel Music "Raise A Hallelujah"
  • Contemporary Song of the Year: Newsboys UNITED "Greatness Of Our God"
  • Pop Song of the Year: Jeremy Camp "Dead Man Walking"
  • Rock Song of the Year: Skillet "Legendary"
  • Rap/Hip Hop Song: Steven Malcolm feat. Natalie Grant "Even Louder"
ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES
  • Music Video of the Year: Unspoken "Reason"
  • Male Artist of the Year: Danny Gokey
  • Female Artist of the Year: Riley Clemmons
  • Group of the Year: Skillet
  • New Artist/Group of the Year: Switch
  • The Next Big Thing: The Cashmans
  • Mainstream Impact Award: for KING & COUNTRY

2018 (7TH ANNUAL) - Presented at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn.

ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop Album of the Year): for KING & COUNTRY Burn the Ships
  • PopLITE Award (Pop Contemporary Album): Lauren Daigle Look Up Child
  • Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year): Casting Crowns Only Jesus
  • Encounter Award (Worship Album of the Year): Phil Wickham Living Hope
  • Chorus Award (Church Worship Album): Hillsong Worship There Is More
  • Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year): Social Club Misfits Into the Night
  • BPM Award (Electronic/Dance Album of the Year): Hillsong Young & Free III
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alt. Album of the Year): LEDGER LEDGER EP
  • Album of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY Burn the Ships
  • EP of the Year: Tori Kelly Hiding Place
SONG CATEGORIES
  • Song of the Year: TobyMac "I just need U."
  • Worship Song of the Year: Cory Asbury "Reckless Love"
  • Contemporary Song of the Year: Lauren Daigle "You Say"
  • Pop Song of the Year: TobyMac "I just need U."
  • Rock Song of the Year: LEDGER "Not Dead Yet"
  • Best "Reckless Love" Cover: Michael W. Smith
ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES
  • Music Video of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY "God Only Knows"
  • Male Artist of the Year: TobyMac
  • Female Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
  • Group of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY
  • New Artist/Group of the Year: LEDGER
  • The Next Big Thing: YoungHeart
  • Mainstream Impact Award: Lauren Daigle

2017 (6TH ANNUAL) - Presented from Full Circle Music Studios in Nashville, Tenn.

ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop Album of the Year): Tauren Wells Hills & Valleys
  • Freebird Award (Art-Pop Album of the Year): The Brilliance All Is Not Lost
  • PopLITE Award (Pop Contemporary Album of the Year): Jamie Grace ‘91
  • Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year): Natasha Owens We Will Rise
  • Encounter Award (Worship Album of the Year): Kari Jobe The Garden
  • Hype Award (Urban/Rap Album of the Year): KB Today We Rebel
  • BPM Award (Electronic/Dance Album): Fearless BND We Are Fearless
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alt. Album of the Year): As We Ascend Farewell to Midnight
  • Soul Vibe Award (Gospel Album of the Year): Travis Greene Crossover
  • Album of the Year: Matthew West All In
  • EP of the Year: NEEDTOBREATHE Hardcuts EP
SONG CATEGORIES
  • Song of the Year: MercyMe - “Even If”
  • Worship Song of the Year: Elevation Worship - “Do It Again”
  • Movie Song of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY - “Priceless”
  • Best Collaboration of the Year: Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly - “I’ll Find You”
  • Best Cover Song: Tauren Wells - “September”
ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES
  • Music Video of the Year: Spencer Kane - “This is the Intro”
  • Male Artist of the Year: Tauren Wells
  • Female Artist of the Year: Jamie Grace
  • Group of the Year: MercyMe
  • New Artist/Group of the Year: As We Ascend
  • The Next Big Thing: The Youth Project
  • Mainstream Impact Award: Natalie Grant
  • Fan Impact Award: Jamie Grace

2016 (5TH ANNUAL) - Presented at TBN Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn.

SONG/ALBUM CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop) - Love & the Outcome These Are the Days
  • Softlight Award (Contemporary/Inspo) - Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing
  • Encounter Award (Worship) - The Neverclaim Encounter: A Live Worship Exp.
  • Hype Award (Rap/Urban) - Derek Minor Reflection
  • BPM Award(Dance/Electronic) - Matthew Parker Adventure
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alternative) - Skillet Unleashed
  • Album of the Year - Switchfoot Where the Light Shines Through
  • EP of the Year - Micah Tyler Different EP
  • Song of the Year - "Hard Love" by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Music Video of the Year - "Haters" by Beacon Light

ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES

  • Male Artist of the Year - Spencer Kane
  • Female Artist of the Year - Britt Nicole
  • Group of the Year - NEEDTOBREATHE
  • New Artist/Group of the Year - We Are Messengers
  • Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year - Spencer Kane
  • The Next Big Thing (Undiscovered/Underground) - The Incandescent
  • Mainstream Impact Award - Tori Kelly
  • Fan Impact Award - Spencer Kane

2015 (4TH ANNUAL) - Presented in an Exclusive Documentary

ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop) - Jonathan Thulin Science Fiction
  • Softlight Award (Contemporary/Inspirational) - Lauren Daigle How Can It Be
  • Prose Award (Singer/Songwriter) - Josh Wilson That Was Then, This Is Now
  • Encounter Award (Worship) - Matt Mahar Saints & Sinners
  • Chorus Award (Church-Based) - Passion Worship Band Even So Come
  • Hype Award (Rap/Urban) - Andy Mineo Uncomfortable
  • BPM Award(Dance/Electronic) - Capital Kings II
  • Amp Award (Rock/Alternative) - RED of Beauty and Rage
  • Album of the Year - Jonathan Thulin Science Fiction
  • EP of the Year - VERIDIA Pretty Lies EP

SONG OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

  • Church Song of the Year - "Beacuse He Lives (Amen) by Matt Maher
  • Best Collaboration - "Loves Feels Like" by TobyMac featuring dc Talk
  • Song of the Year - "The River" by Jordan Feliz
  • Music Video of the Year - "Heartbeat" by Mat Kearney
  • Remix Song - "Compass" by Jonathan Thulin (David Thulin Remix)

ARTIST / WE LOVE CATEGORIES

  • Male Artist of the Year - Jonathan Thulin
  • Female Artist of the Year - Lauren Daigle
  • Group of the Year - Hillsong UNITED
  • Worship Leader of the Year - Kari Jobe (Gateway Worship)
  • New Artist/Group of the Year - Hollyn
  • Best Indie Artist/Group of the Year - Jimmy Needham
  • Best Lead Singer - Deena Jakoub (VERIDIA)
  • The Next Big Thing (Undiscovered or Underground Talent) - Abigail Duhon
  • Mainstream Impact Award - Twenty One Pilots
  • Fan Impact Award - VERIDIA

2014 (3RD ANNUAL) - Presented on the Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour

GENRE CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop) - for KING & COUNTRY
  • Inspo Award (Contemp) - MercyMe
  • Encounter Award (Worship) - Kari Jobe
  • Chorus Award (Church-Based Worship) - Jesus Culture
  • Vibe Award (Rap/Urban) - Lecrae
  • BPM Award(Dance/Electronic) - Rapture Ruckus
  • Rawkfist Award (Rock/Alternative) - Switchfoot
  • Hardcore Award (Hard Rock/Metal) - Demon Hunter
  • Front Porch Award (Country/So. Gospel) - Mac Powell

STANDARD CATEGORIES

  • Album of the Year - for KING & COUNTRY, Run Wild Live Free Love Strong
  • EP of the Year - Andy Mineo, Neverland
  • Song of the Year - for KING & COUNTRY, “Fix My Eyes”
  • Male Artist of the Year - Colton Dixon
  • Female Artist of the Year - Francesca Battistelli
  • Group of the Year - for KING & COUNTRY
  • New Artist/Group of the Year - VERIDIA
  • Video of the Year - Colton Dixon, “More of You”

WE LOVE CATEGORIES

  • The Relaunch Award (Comeback/Change) - Family Force 5
  • Best Collaboration f - or KING & COUNTRY feat. Andy Mineo, “Run Wild”
  • Best Indie Artist/Group - Beckah Shae
  • Best Lead Singer - Mike Donehey, Tenth Avenue North
  • The Next Big Thing - Spencer Kane
  • Movie of the Year  - God’s Not Dead
  • 2014 Fan Impact Award (write-in vote) - Colton Dixon
  • The Roadshow Award (Roadshow audience) - MercyMe

2013 (2ND ANNUAL) - Presented on the Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour

GENRE CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop) - Newsboys
  • Inspo Award (Contemp) - Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Encounter Award (Worship) - Chris Tomlin
  • Chorus Award (Church-Based Worship) - Hillsong UNITED
  • Vibe Award (Rap/Urban) - Andy Mineo
  • BPM Award(Dance/Electronic) - Family Force 5
  • Rawkfist Award (Rock/Alternative) - Skillet
  • Hardcore Award (Hard Rock/Metal) - Flyleaf
  • Front Porch Award (Country/So. Gospel) - Alan Jackson

STANDARD CATEGORIES

  • Album of the Year - Skillet Rise
  • EP of the Year - Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Remix Album of the Year - Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes Vol. 1
  • Song of the Year - Skillet “Sick of It”
  • Male Artist of the Year - Colton Dixon
  • Female Artist of the Year - Mandisa
  • Group of the Year - Newsboys
  • New Artist/Group of the Year - Everfound
  • Video of the Year - Audio Adrenaline “Believer”

WE LOVE CATEGORIES

  • The Relaunch Award (Comeback/Change) - Hawk Nelson
  • Best Collaboration - Chris Tomlin & Lecrae “Awake My Soul”
  • Best Indie Artist/Group - JJ Heller
  • Best Lead Singer - Kevin Max of Audio Adrenaline
  • The Next Big Thing - Amanda Noelle
  • 2013 Fan Impact Award - Skillet
  • The Roadshow Award 2014 - Skillet

2012 (1ST ANNUAL) - Presented on the Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour

GENRE CATEGORIES

  • Hook Award (Pop) - tobyMac
  • Inspo Award (Contemp) - Tenth Avenue North
  • Encounter Award (Worship) - David Crowder*Band
  • Vibe Award (Rap/Urban) - Lecrae
  • BPM Award(Dance/Electronic) - Capital Kings
  • Rawkfist Award (Rock/Alternative) -Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Hardcore Award (Hard Rock/Metal) - Disciple

STANDARD CATEGORIES

  • Album of the Year - Eye On It by TobyMac
  • Song of the Year -  “The Proof of Your Love” by for KING & COUNTRY
  • Male Artist of the Year - Lecrae
  • Female Artist of the Year - Britt Nicole
  • Group of the Year - Tenth Avenue North
  • New Artist/Group of the Year - for KING & COUNTRY
  • Video of the Year - “Kings & Queens” by Audio Adrenaline

WE LOVE CATEGORIES

  • The Relaunch Award (Comeback/Change) - Audio Adrenaline
  • Best Collaboration - “He Said” by Group 1 Crew & Chris August
  • Best Indie Artist/Group -Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Best Cover Art - The Struggle by Tenth Avenue North
  • Best Remake/Remix - “Light Up the Sky (Solomon Olds Remix)” by TFK
  • Best Lyric Video -  “Me Without You” by TobyMac
  • Best Live Show - Switchfoot
  • Best Lecrae Collab - “Forgiveness” by TobyMac feat. Lecrae
  • 2012 Fan Impact Award -TobyMac

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