1K Phew with David Mann Jr. via Jackie O & Co. for use by 360 MAGAZINE


At the 37thAnnual Stellar Awards, 1K Phew & Lecrae won the coveted Stellar Award for Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year for their album, No Church In A While, released December 3, 2021, on Reach Records. No Church In A While featured ten tracks, including “Wildin,” “Ready Or Not,” “Move It,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner,” “Save Us,” and the title track.

To stream now No Church In A While, click HERE.

In addition to their big win of the night, 1K Phew and Lecrae received a nomination for three additional awards, “Duo/Chorus/Group Of The Year,”Rap/Hip Hop Song Of The Year” for the album’s single, “One Call” and “Music Video of the Year” for its video directed by Caleb Seales & Jerrell Green.

1K Phew accepted the award on behalf of himself and Lecrae who was out of town performing. He opened his acceptance speech thanking Jesus, shouting out Lecrae, his wife, and Reach Records stating, “It’s normal if people don’t understand your calling. When God gave us our calling it wasn’t a conference call.. it was just for us. I’m glad we had the courage to answer the call and I’m happy to see the response and celebration for the album”! I’m especially excited to win this award in my city, Atlanta! Gospel Rap is Back!” Lecrae adds, “Extremely grateful to have our music celebrated by my brothers and sisters in Faith at The Stellars!”

Reach Records also represented at The Stellars with Wande, performing her hit single, They Didn’t Know II.”

Produced by Central City Productions, The Stellar Awards Gospel Music Show is the country’s first gospel music award show honoring gospel artists, writers, and industry professionals. Now in its 37thyear, The Stellar Awards has become “The Greatest Night In Gospel Music” and the most recognized and respected brand in the faith-based community.

The ceremony, which was co-hosted by Stellar Award-winning artists Jekalyn Carr and Kierra Sheard and was taped at Cobb Energy Performing Art Centre in Atlanta, GA. It will air on Sunday Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET, BET Her and BET International and will be syndicated in various local markets across the U.S. between Aug. 13 and Sept. 11. For a complete list of winners and additional updates, visit HERE and follow The Stellar Awards on social media @TheStellars on Instagram and Twitter and Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Facebook.

For more on Reach Records, please visit HERE and follow them @ReachRecords. For Lecrae and 1K Phew, please follow them everywhere @Lecrae and @1KPhew.

About 1K Phew

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, 1K Phew grew up with two praying parents who encouraged him. He had it better than some of his peers, yet he still found himself going down a destructive path as a teen. It wasn’t until I almost got shot one day that I decided to truly surrender my life to God and His plan. Every time I tried to do things my way, it didn’t work out for me. That incident was a turning point for me. 1K Phew‘s name comes from being 1000% real and authentic, no matter what, he shares. They say keep it 100, but we keep it 1000. The older heads who I used to hang with in the A, called us younger ones, nephew, so the Phew part is short for nephew.” shares 1K Phew. I’m just a young kid from Atlanta with something to say, he confesses. I just want to share my life through this music. My message is faith and hope. The story I’m telling is how I overcame my obstacles. You can’t force anybody to follow your way, but you can keep it 1000, let your light shine, and watch them come to you.

About Reach Records

Reach Records is an Atlanta based independent hip-hop label founded in 2004 by Lecrae and Ben Washer. Long before acclaim, awards, plaques, chart positioning, and radio play, the two started the label because they both love hip-hop and Jesus. Reach Records was launched with no strategy, no funds, no big players, but they made big moves! Today Reach Records is a trailblazing label with a roster of nearly 10 artists and a staff of 20 who are unashamed about sharing their faith and passionate about hip-hop. Reach Records is committed to building a movement that combines faith with music and popular culture.