Lecrae Named Among ‘Power 100’ Of Inspiring African-Americans By Ebony


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Ebony Magazine released its annual Power 100 list
of inspiring African-Americans this month, and
Lecrae joined Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake and
Lupe Fiasco as one of only a handful of hip-hop
artists to be celebrated.

“Gospel music has gone from molasses-dipped
spirituals to roof-raising praise anthems and
liturgical battle cyphers,” Ebony said. “Still, it was surprising that this year the Gospel Music
Association awarded Artist of the Year to a rapper:
Houston-born Lecrae. No stranger to making
history, Lecrae’s 2014 album, Anomaly, was the
first ever to top Billboard’s Gospel Charts and the
Top 200 simultaneously.”

Others artists to make the list included Prince, Janet
Jackson, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, D’Angelo,
Jidenna, Zendaya and Jaden and Willow Smith.

Lecrae has not even released music this year, yet
Anomaly has made his 2015 the most decorated
year for an artist in Christian hip-hop history.

Lecrae’s major award wins in 2015
1. Grammy – Best Contemporary Christian Music
Performance/Song for “Messengers”

2. Stellar – Rap, Hip-Hop CD of the Year for Anomaly

3. Billboard Music – Top Christian Album for Anomaly

4. BET – Best Gospel Artist

5. Dove – Artist of the Year

6. Dove – Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for Anomaly

7. Dove – Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “All I Need
is You”

8. Soul Train – Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for “All I
Need is You”

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