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On the heels of a fifth GRAMMY Award, multiple Dove Awards and three Premios ARPA Awards, Israel and New Breed add to their long list of accolades with four new Stellar Award nominations in honor of their critically acclaimed live audio and video project Jesus At The Center.  At a recent press conference announcing nominees for the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Israel and New Breed and Jesus At The Center received nominations in the categories of Praise and Worship CD of the YearMusic Video of the YearGroup/Duo of the Year and Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year.

Recorded live with over 29,000 worshipers at Houston’s Lakewood Church, Jesus At The Center was released globally to critical acclaim by Integrity Music and RGM-New Breed as a two-disc CD and companion DVD. Since its release, the project has been honored with a GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for its first radio single, “Your Presence Is Heaven” as well as four Dove Award nominations in the categories of  Long Form Video of the YearTraditional Gospel Song and Gospel Performance of the Year for the radio hit “It’s Not Over (If God Is In It)” and Spanish Album of the Year for its Spanish language counterpart Jesus En El Centro.  Most recently, the Spanish version of the CD/DVD also received Premios ARPA awards (honoring the best of Latin Christian music) in the categories of Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for the title track). The project also earned Israel and New Breed’s founder and frontman Israel Houghton an ARPA for Male Vocalist of the Year.

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