Change is coming to BET’s Celebration of Gospel. Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson joins the popular gospel music special as the new host. The long running program was previously hosted by media mogul Steve Harvey for 13 years.
“I am thrilled to join the BET “Celebration of Gospel” family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music which started 14 years ago hosted by the talented and very funny Steve Harvey,” said Taraji Henson.
Each year the “Celebration of Gospel” pairs together some of the best in Gospel and R&B for unique and timeless collaborations. 2014 performances will unite Rubben Studdard, LeAndria Johnson, and Kem for what’s sure to be a soulful trio. Additional special performances include “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, India.Arie along with artist Jonathan McReynolds, and female R&B group SWV alongside the Rance Allen Group.
.@TherealTaraji is the NEW HOST of #CelebrationofGospel, the biggest night in gospel music! Tune in April 6th @ 8P/7C pic.twitter.com/EXnJdJeZnM
— BET Gospel (@BETGospel) February 28, 2014
BET’s annual gospel music special, “Celebration of Gospel” tapes Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7 p.m./PST at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA, and will premiere on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m./EST.
Tickets to attend the taping are free to the public and are distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. To acquire tickets, please submit a request via email to COGrsvp@bet.net.
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