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Kanye West takes home all Christian and Gospel Billboard awards

by Sophie Drew

Kanye West has made a clean sweep at the Billboard Music Awards, taking home every award dedicated to gospel and worship music. 

The rapper secured five awards: Top Christian Artist, Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Album - for 'Donda' -, Top Christian Song and Top Gospel Song.

Ye has four of his songs nominated for Top Gospel Song, with 'Hurricane' leading him to Billboard victory. 

The only other nomination in the category was afforded to 'Jireh' by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music, featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine.

The Top Christian Song category boasted a similar landscape, with four nominations for Kanye and one for Anne Wilson's 'My Jesus'. 

However, Ye failed to take home the prize for Top Rap Album - it was the only category for which he had secured a nomination but not a win. 

Elevation Worship also received a number of nominations, including Top Christian Artist, Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song and Top Christian Album. 

Maverick City was nominated six times - twice for their popular single 'Old Church Basement'.

Other prominent Christian names made it onto the nomination lists, including Lauren Daigle, For Kings and Country and Carrie Underwood.

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