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CeCe Winans, MercyMe and Tauren Wells topped the Christian categories for the 2018 Grammy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.

Each artist received two nods; Winans for best gospel performance/song and best gospel album, Wells for both best contemporary christian music performance/song and best contemporary Christian music album, and MercyMe for best contemporary Christian music performance/song and best contemporary Christian music album.

Contemporary Christian Music radio favorites Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship and Zach Williams also received nominations.

Check out the full list:

Best Gospel Performance/Song:
"Too Hard Not To" — Tina Campbell
"You Deserve It" — J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
"Better Days" — Le'Andria
"My Life" — The Walls Group
"Never Have To Be Alone" — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
"Oh My Soul" — Casting Crowns
"Clean" — Natalie Grant
"What A Beautiful Name" — Hillsong Worship
"Even If" — MercyMe
"Hills And Valleys" — Tauren Wells

Best Gospel Album:
Crossover: Live From Music City — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le'Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album:
The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 — The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus — Larry Cordle
Resurrection — Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope — Reba McEntire
Hope For All Nations — Karen Peck & New River

Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.

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