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GMA Dove Awards Female Vocalist of the Year History

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2002 - Nicole C. Mullen

Nicole C. Mullen
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Nicole took honors twice at the 2002 Dove Awards. The video for her song "Call on Jesus" was also a winner in the Short Form Music Video category.

2001 - Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman
EMI
Nichole's tune, "Every Season" didn't take home Song of the Year, but Nichole did, however, win the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

2000 - Jaci Velasquez

Jaci Velasquez
Courtesy of William Morris Agency
In her 21st year, Jaci brought home 3 Doves and was the Female Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row.

1999 - Jaci Velasquez

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Jaci was the best female artist in the land and her single, "Llegar A Ti" hit the number 1 spot on the Hot Latin Tracks list in 1999.

1998 - Crystal Lewis

Crystal Lewis
Crystal Lewis
Crystal Lewis took the stage twice at the '98 Doves; once to get her statue for Female Vocalist of the Year and once to get her statue for Spanish Language Album of the Year for her release, La Belleza de la Cruz.

1997 - Cece Winans

Cece Winans
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For the second year in a row, Cece Winans took home the Female Vocalist of the Year award. That award was 1 of 3 that she won that night.

1996 - Cece Winans

Cece Winans
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In 1996 Cece Winans also won a Dove for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year with "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" from Alone In His Presence.

1995 - Twila Paris

Twila Paris - Beyond A Dream
Star Song
Twila was the Female Vocalist of the Year for the third year in a row in '95 and her song, "God Is In Control," was the Song of the Year.

1994 - Twila Paris

Twila Paris - Beyond A Dream
Star Song
Twila took top Female honors for the second year in a row.

1993 - Twila Paris

Twila Paris - A Heart That Knows You
Capitol
The first artist to break Sandi Patty's streak, Twila Paris went on to win this award another 2 years running.
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