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    Snoop Dogg to Headline 2018 Stellar Awards, Hosted by Kirk Franklin

    2018 Stellar Awards

    On the heels of his upcoming March 16th gospel album “Bible of Love”, Snoop Dogg will hit the stage in Las, Vegas for the 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

    Hosted by Kirk Franklin, this years line up will also include a celebration tribute to Edwin Hawkins, an on stage reunion of Mary Mary, and performances by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, KeKe Wyatt, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Todd Dulaney, Koryn Hawthorne and Ricky Dillard & New G, among others.

    Produced by Central City Productions, The Stellar Awards will be held at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena, Saturday, March 24, 2018. The show will later air on TV One Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and air in broadcast syndication on 130 stations in more than 110 markets around the country March 31 – May 6, 2018.

    Franklin is happy to be back in the role of host of the annual celebration.

    “Since my first step onto the Stellar Awards stage as a 23-year-old kid from Texas, I’ve lived, breathed and committed all I’ve had to this incredible genre called gospel,” he stated. “To find myself now still blessed to serve the community I love so dearly as their host of the 2018 Stellar Awards, that young kid feels alive again and more grateful than ever. We’re working hard to bring to the world the best and the brightest along with the icons and legends, the greatest night of God’s music at a time when the country needs our melody the most. Thank you and I’ll see you in Vegas.”

    This year’s spectacular show open will feature Stellar Awards alum Erica Campbell reuniting with her sister Tina Campbell as the hit gospel duo Mary Mary for the first time in more than six years. The show will include an all-star tribute to the late, great Edwin Hawkins, with his sister Lynette Hawkins accepting the Edwin Hawkins Icon Award in his honor. Also expected to deliver stand out moments are the multi-platinum award-winning Snoop Dogg performing material from his new gospel album and collaborating with Tye Tribbett.

    “Each year we strive to bring new and innovative performances and collaborations to the Stellar Awards and this year is no different, with the inclusion of mainstream hip-hop rapper and mogul, Snoop Dogg.” stated Stellar Awards Founder, Don Jackson. “Snoop expressed his desire to release a gospel album in honor of his mom who is an evangelist and he’s teamed up with Gospel superstar Tye Tribbett, there’s no way we couldn’t bring this explosive performance to the Stellar Awards stage.”

    Don Jackson will bestow special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. The incomparable Tamela Mann is this year’s recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends AwardStellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry – President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

    SUMMARY OF 2018 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES

    Anthony Brown & group therAPy – 10 Nominations
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard – 9 Nominations
    J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – 9 Nominations
    Travis Greene – 9 Nominations
    Deitrick Haddon – 5 Nominations
    Ricky Dillard – 5 Nominations
    Marvin Sapp – 4 Nominations
    The Williams Brothers – 3 Nominations
    CeCe Winans – 3 Nominations
    The Rance Allen Group– 3 Nominations
    Bishop Paul S. Morton – 3 Nominations
    Tina Campbell – 3 Nominations
    Le’Andria Johnson – 2 Nominations

    For More Information Visit: http://thestellarawards.com/

    To view the complete list of nominees: http://thestellarawards.com/2017nominees.html

    The Stellar Awards show taping is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $50 – $200 at www.ticketmaster.com.

     

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