BET's Celebration of Gospel to Get the Cookie Lyon Treatment


BET's Celebration of Gospel to Get the Cookie Lyon Treatment

Taraji P. Henson is back as the show's host.

Published December 14, 2015

Are you ready to raise the roof with Cookie Lyon? You'll have your chance in just a few short weeks when Taraji P. Henson hosts BET's Celebration of Gospel. The Golden Globe-nominated actress first hosted the show in 2014, taking the reigns from previous host Steve Harvey.

Among the acts slated to bless the stage at the upcoming show are legends Chaka Khan, Gladys KnightKirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tasha CobbsPastor Shirley Caesar, Tank, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds. R&B singer Chrisette Michele will also take the stage to celebrate her gospel roots 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 will be taped at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on January 9 and will premiere on BET January 31 at 8:00pm EST.

Watch Taraji take the torch from Steve Harvey at the last Celebration of Gospel in the video below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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