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     For the ninth annual Jesusfreakhideout.com Reader's Choice Awards, Switchfoot nabbed four of the nineteen awards, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Rock Album for 2012! Gotee's youngest and newest signing, Jamie Grace is this year's New Artist of the Year, while Francesca Battistelli held firmly to the Female Vocalist of the Year award. This year we've also added (and removed) a couple of categories, so scroll through and check out what YOU collectively voted as the best of 2011!

Congratulations to all of the winners and the runner-ups! And thanks again to all who voted.

Also be sure to check out the JFH Staff Picks for 2011 to see what the JFH staff chose for their favorite songs and albums of 2011. Click here...



spacer Artist of the Year


1st - Switchfoot

2 - NEEDTOBREATHE
3 - Lecrae
4 - Red
5 - Owl City




spacer New Artist of the Year


1st - Jamie Grace

2 - Icon For Hire
3 - All Sons & Daughters
4 - Anthem Lights
5 - Wolves at the Gate




spacer Male Vocalist of the Year


1st - Adam Young (Owl City)

2 - Mat Kearney
3 - Aaron Gillespie
4 - Peter Furler
5 - Phil Wickham




spacer Female Vocalist of the Year


1st - Francesca Battistelli

2 - Jamie Grace
3 - Audrey Assad
4 - Laura Story
5 - JJ Heller / Leigh Nash (TIE)




spacer Album of the Year


1st - Switchfoot, Vice Verses

2 - Red, Until We Have Faces
3 - NEEDTOBREATHE, The Reckoning
4 - Gungor, Ghosts Upon The Earth
5 - Owl City, All Things Bright and Beautiful
6 - Oh Sleeper, Children of Fire
7 - Emery, We Do What We Want
8 - Blindside, With Shivering Hearts We Wait / Newsboys, God's Not Dead (TIE)
9 - Hillsong United, Aftermath / Lecrae, Rehab: The Overdose (TIE)
10 - Falling Up, Your Sparkling Death Cometh




spacer Song of the Year


1st - Switchfoot, "Dark Horses"

2 - Switchfoot, "Where I Belong"
3 - Red, "Feed The Machine"
4 - Switchfoot, "Afterlife"
5 - Newsboys, "God's Not Dead" / Theocracy, "I Am" (TIE)
6 - Five Iron Frenzy, "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night" / Switchfoot, "Restless" (TIE)
7 - Red, "Faceless"
8 - Red, "Not Alone" / Switchfoot, "Vice Verses" (TIE)
9 - NEEDTOBREATHE, "Slumber"
10 - Downhere, "Let Me Rediscover You"




spacer Rock/Alternative Album of the Year


1st - Switchfoot, Vice Verses

2 - Red, Until We Have Faces
3 - NEEDTOBREATHE, The Reckoning
4 - Thousand Foot Krutch, Live at the Masquerade
5 - Gungor, Ghosts Upon The Earth
6 - Blindside, With Shivering Hearts We Wait
7 - Falling Up, Your Sparkling Death Cometh
8 - Icon For Hire, Scripted
9 - Skillet, Awake and Remixed EP
10 - Deas Vail, Deas Vail / Ashes Remain, What I've Become (TIE)




spacer Heavy Album of the Year


1st - Emery, We Do What We Want

2 - August Burns Red, Leveler
3 - Oh, Sleeper, Children of Fire
4 - As I Lay Dying, Decas
5 - Becoming the Archetype, Celestial Completion
6 - Saving Grace, The King Is Coming
7 - The Devil Wears Prada, Dead Throne
8 - Kiros, Outlaws and Prodigals EP
9 - Haste the Day, Haste the Day VS Haste the Day
10 - Sleeping Giant, Kingdom Days In An Evil Age




spacer Pop / Pop Rock Album of the Year


1st - Owl City, All Things Bright and Beautiful

2 - Mat Kearney, Young Love
3 - Abandon, Control
4 - FM Static, My Brains Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!
5 - Building 429, Listen to the Sound
6 - Newsboys, God's Not Dead
7 - Hawk Nelson, Crazy Love
8 - Relient K, K Is For Karaoke
9 - Eisley, The Valley
10 - Peter Furler, On Fire / Tenth Avenue North, Inside & In Between (TIE)




spacer Contemporary Album of the Year


1st - Aaron Gillespie, Anthem Song

2 - Casting Crowns, Come to the Well
3 - Leeland, The Great Awakening
4 - Hillsong United, Aftermath
5 - Brandon Heath, Leaving Eden
6 - Shawn McDonald, Closer
7 - Steven Curtis Chapman, re:creation
8 - Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons
9 - Jesus Culture, Awakening: Live From Chicago
10 - Matt Hammitt, Every Falling Tear




spacer Hip Hop/Urban/Dance Album of the Year


1st - Lecrae, Rehab: The Overdose

2 - Family Force 5, III
3 - Jamie Grace, One Song at a Time
4 - Manafest, Live In Concert
5 - B.Reith, How The Story Ends
6 - Tedashii, Blacklight
7 - Shonlock, Never Odd or Even
8 - Playdough, Hotdoggin'
9 - Rapture Ruckus, Open Your Eyes
10 - PRo, Dying To Live




spacer EP of the Year


1st - Skillet, Awake and Remixed EP

2 - Jamie Grace, Hold Me e.p.
3 - Relient K, K Is For Karaoke, Volume 1 EP
4 - Wolves at the Gate, We Are The Ones EP
5 - The Almost, Monster Monster EP
6 - Mae, (e)vening EP
7 - Family Force 5, III EP
8 - Anthem Lights, Anthem Lights EP
9 - All Sons & Daughters, Brokenness Aside, EP No. 1
10 - Leeland, The Great Awakening EP




spacer Christmas Album of the Year


1st - David Crowder*Band, Oh For Joy EP

2 - TobyMac & Diverse City, Christmas In Diverse City
3 - Kutless, This Is Christmas EP
4 - Hawk Nelson, Christmas EP
5 - Deas Vail, For Shepherds and Kings EP
6 - Matthew West, The Heart of Christmas
7 - Various Artists, WOW Christmas 2011
8 - Jars Of Clay, More Christmas Songs EP
9 - Hillsong, Born Is The King
10 - Various Artists, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree




spacer Live Album of the Year


1st - Thousand Foot Krutch, Live at the Masquerade

2 - Tenth Avenue North, Inside & In Between
3 - Anberlin, Live from House of Blues Anaheim
4 - Haste the Day, Haste the Day VS Haste the Day
5 - Passion, Here For You




spacer Compilation of the Year


1st - X 2011

2 - Fire It Up
3 - WOW Hits 2012
4 - The Story
5 - I Am Solid State




spacer Mixtape of the Year


1st - Heath McNease & For Beats' Sake, Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape

2 - Playdough & Heath McNease, Wed, White & Wu
3 - Andy Mineo, Formerly Known
4 - Sho Baraka, Barakaology
5 - KB, Who Is KB?




spacer Best Album Cover Art of the Year


1st - David Crowder*Band, Oh For Joy EP

2 - Owl City, All Things Bright and Beautiful
3 - Abandon, Control
4 - Family Force 5, III
5 - Gungor, Ghosts Upon The Earth




spacer State of Independents Album of the Year
(from artists JFH covered in 2011)



1st - Josh Garrels, Love & War & The Sea In-Between

2 - Southlen, Loving Life, Living Love
3 - Dies, Scalene
4 - Breanne Düren, Sparks EP
5 - The Great Transparency, Rebuild Your Love EP




spacer Record Label of the Year


1st - Tooth & Nail Records

2 - Come&Live!
3 - Reach Records
4 - Solid State Records
5 - Sparrow Records


 

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