“Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus),” written by Donald Lawrence and Sir the Baptist, was awarded song of the year.
Kanye West was named songwriter of the year at the 2021 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards, which were announced on Monday (June 7). West received the honor for writing the award-winning gospel songs “Hands On,” “On God” and “Selah." The songs appear on his ninth studio album, Jesus Is King, which won a Grammy in March for best contemporary Christian music album.
These are West's first three Trailblazer Awards, adding to his collection of 38 BMI Awards from their R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and London events. West collaborated with gospel great Fred Hammond on “Hands On,” which landed on Billboard’s Christian, Gospel, R&B/Hip-Hop and Hot 100 charts. “Selah” broke into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for top gospel song at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where it competed against “On God."