Premier Gospel Awards voting open for Best Newcomer & Best International

Premier Gospel Radio, the UK’s leading gospel music radio station, has announced the nominees for the Best Newcomer and Best International categories at this year’s Premier Gospel Awards. The awards celebrate the best of UK gospel music and will take place on June 9 2023 at the Cadogan Hall.

This year’s awards are particularly special as they mark the 50th anniversary of gospel music in the UK. As the voice of UK gospel, Premier Gospel is proud to showcase the incredible talent that makes up the vibrant and diverse UK gospel music scene.

The Best Newcomer category is open to artists who have released music in the past 12 months and is decided by public vote. This year’s nominees include Laura Ehio, LaToyah Bless, Day Three Music, Adeshola, Vonte Grace and Tofunmi Adorna, all of whom have demonstrated immense talent and promise in their debut year.

The Best International category celebrates the contributions of international gospel artists to the UK music scene and is also decided by public vote. This year’s nominees include Jonathan McReynolds, Mercy Chinwo, Victor Thompson, Rehmahz, Tye Tribbet, Doe, Ryan Ofei, Pastor Mike Jr and Caleb Gordon all of whom have had a significant impact on the UK gospel music industry and have helped to elevate the profile of gospel music on a global level.

The Premier Gospel Awards have always been a platform for recognizing the incredible talent that makes up the UK gospel music industry,” says Muyiwa Olarewaju OBE, Station Director of Premier Gospel. “This year’s nominees for Best Newcomer and Best International are a testament to the diversity and richness of the gospel music genre and we are proud to showcase their talents on this special occasion.”

He continues, “The Premier Gospel Awards ceremony promises to be an unforgettable night of glitz and glamour, featuring live performances from leading UK and international gospel artists. With gospel music being at the heart of so many famous people in our generation we’re celebrating the music, the message and the culture in one spectacular event.”

For more information on the Premier Gospel Awards and to cast your vote for Best Newcomer and Best International categories, please visit