Posts Tagged ‘Celebration of Gospel’

Tamela Mann Readies New Single

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Seven time 2014 Stellar Awards winner Tamela Mann (Photo Credit: Linximages / The FrontPage Firm

Seven time 2014 Stellar Awards winner Tamela Mann (Photo Credit: Linximages / The FrontPage Firm

The internet is abuzz with news of a new single from Gospel Superstar Tamela Mann.  Mann joined her husband David in announcing a distribution partnership with RED Distribution just recently and is currently riding the airwaves with One Way, the single that she debuted at this year’s Celebration of Gospel event.  The new single, God Provides, written and produced by Kirk Franklin is a stirring ballad in similar fashion to the Tamela Mann everyone loves to hear and is sure to be an instant HIT.

Read our story about the new deal with RED Distribution here: Tamela Mann’s New Distribution Deal

Tye Tribbett To Host Joyful Noise On BET

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Tye-Tribbett-02BET announced its lineup of new and returning programs and featured in the lineup is Joyful Noise, an hour long program hosted by award winning Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett.  The show will feature performances from celebrated as well as new and upcoming Gospel artists, an on the street feature manned by Willie Moore Jr, a local church feature and a sermonette from the nation’s leading pastors and pulpiteers.

Celebration of Gospel was included in the list of returning special programs.

Pastor Shirley Caesar Debuts New Music On Celebration Of Gospel

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09:  Singer Anthony Hamilton (L) and Pastor Shirley Caesar perform onstage during BET Celebration Of Gospel 2016 at Orpheum Theatre on January 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

The ever popular Celebration of Gospel makes its triumphant return to the airwaves on Sunday, January 31st.  Pastor Shirley Caesar is joined by Anthony Hamilton for the debut of new music in addition to paying tribute to Gospel legend Andrae Crouch who made his transition last year.

The new song, Its Alright, Its Ok is currently available on digital outlets and  is penned by Courtney Rumble and Stanley Brown and produced by Stanley Brown. Pastor Caesar spoke of her new music by saying, “It has been more than two years since I have recorded a project so needless to say I am very excited about my new release, ‘It’s Alright, It’s Ok’ that also features Anthony Hamilton. It is my prayer that you will be blessed not only by this song but all the others that will be featured on my upcoming release.”

Catch our pictures of the Celebration of Gospel here

Tamela Mann Debuts New Single On Celebration Of Gospel

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

bio-pic-tamelamannBy all indications, this year’s Celebration of Gospel looks to be the show not to be missed as Tamela Mann delights audiences with the performance of her new single, One Way.  Mann performed the song during this year’s festivities which will be airing Sunday, January 31st on BET.

With such hits as Take Me To The King, I Can Only Imagine, Speak Lord, You Deserve My Praise and more, Tamela Mann comes roaring back with One Way hitting digital retail outlets on Friday, January 29th.


BET Celebration of Gospel Airs Tomorrow at 8!

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

504215054We are just one day away from the ultimate praise Party, BET’s The Celebration of Gospel. This special will be sure to encourage and lift your spirit. Taraji P. Henson will be on deck as your host and guide you through the evening of praise that includes some of the hottest performances by some of today’s Top Gospel Artist! We want you to join us on Twitter tomorrow night for the Tweet Party using the hashtag #CelebrationOfGospel. In the meantime check out our exclusive Celebration of Gospel Gallery  and post and share your favorite images.

One performance that’s sure to usher you in is Anthony Brown’s performance of his Chart topping single, “Worth” with Group Therapy. This song has captivated the heart of millions since its release in 2015, and has garnered Brown several Stellar Nomination.

Travis Greene Shares His First Celebration of Gospel Experience

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
BET’s Celebration of Gospel is a showcase of gospel’s best and brightest.  Pairing many of R & B’s superstars with gospel greats new and old has become a hallmark of the show. Travis Greene was able to experience his first ever COG and shares his experience!  Make sure you check Greene out on the broadcast this coming Sunday, January 31 at 8p/7c on BET.

Oxygen Airs Deitrick Haddon and LXW Concert On Good Friday

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Fresh from thLXW2eir awe inspiring performance on Celebration of Gospel, Deitrick Haddon and his League of Extraordinary Worshippers will once again wow viewers as Oxygen airs a special “Live In Concert” on Good Friday.

In addition to Haddon and the choir, the concert features performances from Donald Lawrence, Jessica Reedy, Hezekiah Walker and Ricky Dillard.  Haddon shared his excitement about the concert being aired, “”Wow! This is amazing! Oxygen is not afraid to go where no other network has gone just to encourage their viewers…and it’s the perfect day, it’s Good Friday. This is groundbreaking for the Kingdom.” Viewers will just have to tune in for themselves to see this extraordinary choir do what they do best, taking audiences back to choirs in church.

The debut CD of Deitrick Haddon’s League of Extraordinary Worshippers hits stores on April 22nd.

Zacardi Cortez Hits Top Ten With Sophomore Project

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Zacardi and HathawayThe blessings are overflowing for Gospel Music’s favorite son Zacardi Cortez. His new CD “Reloaded Deluxe Edition” ” (World Wide Music, Inc.) debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.  Over 2.6 million viewers got to witness a special performance with Cortez and Lalah Hathaway on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” this past Sunday. The show will be rebroadcast on Thursday, April 10th and Saturday, April 12th.  Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.

JJ Hairston Hosts New Sunday Radio Show

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

JJ Hairston is headed tJJ Radio Promoo radio; this time as the host of “Sunday Praise with J.J. Hairston” on Hot 93.7 FM (WZMX).

Hairston notes “it’s a huge opportunity to spread the gospel,” It’s a Hip-Hop station!  This is the first time this station has had gospel music on their station. So the fact that they’re entrusting me as the host and that they’re trying gospel music is huge! Many of the listeners don’t go to church so this program may be introducing many of them to the gospel for the first time and hopefully, eventually, to Christ.”

Sunday Praise will air from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday beginning March 30th.   Be sure to look for JJ and the Youthful Praise ensemble on the BET Celebration of Gospel airing on April 6th as well as the release of their new single It Pushed Me hitting radio in April.


Huge Ratings for Celebration of Gospel and The Sheards

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The series premiere of The Sheards on BET drew 1.2 million viewers, making the show the top ranked Sunday cthe-sheardsable reality series this year (according to the Nielsen Company) .   Meanwhile, the 2013 installment of the Celebration of Gospel was seen by 1.8 million viewers. Celebration of Gospel, hosted by Steve Harvey holds the distinction of being the #1 gospel telecast on TV for 13 consecutive years running.

The Sheards moves into its regular time slot of 8pm ET on Sunday, April 14th and you can view the rebroadcast of Celebration of Gospel on the following dates:

Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET