'Sterling' joy for DJ Nicholas
DJ Nicholas in performance. (Photo: Observer file)

GOSPEL deejay DJ Nicholas is quite upbeat about the four nominations he received in the 2022 Sterling Gospel Music Awards.

The nominations were revealed September 8 on the event's social media platforms.

DJ Nicholas said he is especially proud of the nod for his fifth studio album Abnormal Decibels in the category Album of the Year.

"It's always a good feeling to be acknowledged for your work. It's a great feeling of appreciation," he told the Jamaica Observer.

"Abnormal Decibels like every other project I did, took a lot of work and collaborative effect. It was produced by Da Journey Production and On the Shout Inc. Other producers featured are Joey 2kool, DZL Records, Glo_Heart Music among others," he continued.

Abnormal Decibels has 15 tracks and was released in June of last year. It has five collaborations, None Like You featuring Anthony Brown, Timeless featuring Samuel Medas, Faith Over Fear featuring Positive, Not Normal featuring Da Journey, and Dance Off with Jason Mighty.

"Most of the tracks were recorded at my home studio and vocal production was done by David Hopkins. Karl Gibson from On the Shout was the musical director and he also played bass on a few tracks," said DJ Nicholas.

The other categories that DJ Nicholas was nominated for are: Male Artiste of the Year and Collaboration of the Year (Dance Off featuring Jason Mighty and Mek a Way featuring Sherwin Gardner).

In a previous interview with the Observer, DJ Nicholas said Abnormal Decibels was a continuation of his musical journey and will challenge believers to re-evaluate how they share Christ's message.

"My albums are a continuation of each other. I try to remain consistent with the shout and loud themes," the Florida-based artiste told Observer. "This time I added the word 'abnormal', because I intentionally used some abnormal-sounding beats, such as the ones in the songs Earth Lord, Not Normal, and Shield n Cover Me."

DJ Nicholas's other albums are On the Shout, Louder Than Ever, School of Volume, and The Audiologist. His better-known songs include Holy Ghost Gym, Divine Mathematics, Cut it Off, Bible Addict, Testimony, and Things Already Better.

DJ Nicholas
Kevin Jackson

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