LOS ANGELES, CA – December 14, 2015 – Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated superstar Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) returns to host BET’s #1 gospel music special “Celebration of Gospel.” Back by popular demand, “Celebration of Gospel” returns after a year break with the multi-talented Taraji at the helm while showcasing some of the most popular singers in worlds of gospel, R&B and Hip Hop coming together for one powerful night of television.
“I am thrilled to return to BET’s Celebration of Gospel. It is truly a celebration of the best in music with love and hope. A celebration of what brings us all together and reminds us of what is important,” said Taraji P. Henson.
This year “Celebration of Gospel” will feature legendary singers Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and Pastor Shirley Caesar hitting the stage with contemporary gospel powerhouses Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Le’Andria Johnson, Heavenly Joy Jerkins, Jessica Reedy and Tasha Cobbs.
Chrisette Michele and Tank showcase their gospel roots along with electrifying performances from Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Bebe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Travis Green, Jonathan McReynolds and Geoffrey Golden.
Show stopping praise from Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and an all-star tribute to honor the late, gospel pioneer Andraé Crouch led by Dr. Bobby Jones will cap the evening.
“Celebration of Gospel” tapes Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7 P.M. PST at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA and premieres on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8 P.M. EST.