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Lecrae Wins Best Album at the GRAMMY Awards

Mon, Feb. 11, 2013 Posted: 12:36 PM

Days after Christian rapper Lecrae's recording "Fakin'" topped's Top Music Video's Picks after premiering on MTV and MTV2, the Houston, TX native won a GRAMMY for his Sept. 2012 album Gravity Sunday night. Lecrae won Best Gospel Album, becoming the first Christian hiphop artist to do so.

Lecrae thanked God and his family of devoted fans for his accomplishment on Twitter. He tweeted, "Just won a Grammy. I dedicate it all to the Unashamed fam all over the planet. 1.1.Six-To God be the Glory."

Other big names in Christian Music were also recognized during 55th annual GRAMMY Awards.

Matt Redman took home two GRAMMYs for his song "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)." The worship song won Best Gopsel/Contemporary Christian Music Peformance and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Redman shared the title of Best Contemporary Christian Music Song with Worship leader Israel Houghton and choir New Breed's "Your Presence Is Heaven" in tied win.

TobyMac, who won the American Music Awards' Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist in November, won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for his album Eye On It.

Gospel Dou Mary Mary won Best Gospel Song for "Go Get it."

Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp and Chris Tomlin were among the other Christian recording artists who were also in contention for a GRAMMY Sunday Night.

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