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Historic win for gospel singer CeCe Winans at 2022 Dove Awards

by Alex Collett

CeCe Winans has made history at the 2022 Dove Awards after winning won Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for her Billboard hit, 'Believe for it'.

Winans - the multi Grammy winning gospel singer- became the first African American female solo artist to be named Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards. 

Many other Christian artists, including Anne Wilson, Maverick City Music and Phil Wickham scooped up an award at this year's 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards.

Anne Wilson, who was nominated for six Dove awards this year, won two awards for New Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for her debut single My Jesus.

In an Instagram post, Wilson said: "Jesus has proven that we can anticipate so many paths that our lives will take but his plans and His glory will always reign true. 

"All Glory to God!"

Worship singer Phil Wickham was awarded Worship Album of the Year for his 'Hymn of Heaven' album. He also won Worship Recorded Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Maverick City Music also won two awards, including Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year, for 'Breathe' and a second award for Gospel Worship Album of the Year with Tribl, for 'Tribl Nights Atlanta'.

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