January 17, 2016 (New York, NY) — What a way to kick off the New Year! Popular new artist, Janice Gaines welcomed a healthy baby boy, Gabriel Nathan Gaines on January 11, 2017. Mom and baby are doing well. This is her first child with husband, EJ Gaines, VP of Marketing, Motown Gospel.
Gaines also celebrates her first Stellar Award nomination for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for her debut album Greatest Life Ever. Greatest Life Ever was released in late 2015 and garnered critical success. Gaines teamed up with GRAMMY-winning producer, writer Lashawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child & Tamar Braxton) marking the first time the platinum-selling hit-maker has produced an entire faith-based album. Her success was spurred on by the success of the title track and the inspiring ballad, “Wait On You.”
”I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful way to start 2017 than by welcoming our first born baby boy! He instantly stole my heart,” said an elated Gaines. “And to hear the news that I’ve been nominated for my first Stellar Award—this year is already surreal. I’m so grateful!”
Stellar Award nominations were announced earlier today and the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards will be taped March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV and will be televised nationally later this year on TV One.