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Comedian, syndicated radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley (Dish Nation, Rickey Smiley For Real) and actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd (Ride Along 2, The View) will return as co-hosts of the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, having hosted together in 2014.  Hailed as the “biggest night in gospel music,” this year’s Stellar Awards will be held at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The telecast will premiere on TV One during the week of March 6, as well as in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from March 12 – April 10.

Summary of 2016 Stellar Awards Top Nominees:

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy — 10 Total Nominations

Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago — 8 Total Nominations

Erica Campbell — 8 Total Nominations

Tasha Cobbs — 6 Total Nominations

Richard Smallwood — 5 Total Nominations

Israel & New Breed — 4 Total Nominations

Jonathan McReynolds — 4 Total Nominations

Casey J — 3 Total Nominations

Tina Campbell — 3 Total Nominations

Dorinda Clark Cole — 3 Nominations

The Rance Allen Group — 3 Nominations

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