NewsLocal NewsIn Your Parish


Abbeville’s Hawthorne nominated for 3 Billboard awards

Posted at 11:08 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 06:46:10-04

Abbeville native Koryn Hawthorne has been nominated for three Billboard awards.

Her nominations are in the Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song and Top Gospel Album categories. The announcement was made on April 9.

Others nominated in those categories are as follows:

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”
Aretha Franklin “Gospel Greats”
Koryn Hawthorne “Unstoppable”
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”
Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”

Hawthorne was also nominated for a Grammy earlier in 2019 for her song “Won’t He Do It.” Her debut album “Unstoppable” was released in 2018.

She was a finalist on season 8 of the Voice, placing 4th overall on the show in 2015.

Lafayette native Lauren Daigle also picked up several nominations and is expected to perform during the show.

The Billboard Music Awards will take place tonight, May 1 on NBC.