2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations For Skillet, Lauren Daigle, Hillary Scott, Kirk Franklin

Apr 11 2017

The nominations for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards have been announced by Billboard this week. There are triple nominations for a number of Christian and Gospel artists this year, including Skillet, Lauren Daigle, Hillary Scott, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene and Hezekiah Walker.

Multi-platinum selling band Skillet's three nominations include nods for Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (Unleashed) and Top Christian Song ("Feel Invincible"). The honors add to their 2011 win and previous five nominations.

"We are so excited and amazed by the Skillet nominations for the Billboard Music Awards! WOW!" shares band frontman, John Cooper. "Such incredible talent is represented in the nominees and we are honored to be amongst great company. As always, we are so thankful to the fans for all the love and support."

Kirk Franklin's nominations include Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album and Top Gospel Song. The 2017 Billboard Music awards will air on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The nominees for each award are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa - The Next Generation 2

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way”
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

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