Gospel label newcomer Habakkuk Music--distributed through Universal Music Christian Group/Fontana--has signed 2008 Stellar Award winner Isaiah D. Thomas. His first project for the label will be the March 25 release "The Greatest."

On Jan. 12, Thomas and his group the Elements of Praise won their second Stellar Award for contemporary choir of the year and were also nominated for choir of the year for their independently released live CD. Thomas won a Stellar Award for song of the year in 2007 for "I Will Bless the Lord," recorded by Byron Cage.