Industry’s Top Stars Shine During BET’s Celebration of Gospel (Airs April 7)

Singer Yolanda Adams performs onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013.
Singer Yolanda Adams performs onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013.
Singer Yolanda Adams performs onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013.

Kudos to Black Entertainment Television (BET) on hosting, yet, another remarkable musical special—the 13th Annual Celebration of Gospel. In what has become a must-attend event—this year’s show featured spirited performances and moving renditions by some of today’s hottest and most talented artists from the worlds of Gospel and R&B.

The show’s highlights included performances by Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, Bishop Rance Allen, Anthony Brown, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark, and surprised duet performances by Karen Clark Sheard & Kierra Sheard; Tyrese & Le’Andria Johnson; and Donnie McClurkin & Anita Baker.

Actor, comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey once again served as host with his signature comedy and reflections on “church folk.”  Celebration of Gospel was taped at the Orpheum Theater in

Host Steve Harvey speaks onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013
Host Steve Harvey speaks onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013

downtown, Los Angeles, and airs on BET, Sunday, April 7, 8pm. Check local listings.

Singers Donnie McClurkin and Anita Baker perform onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 20
Singers Donnie McClurkin and Anita Baker perform onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 20
Singer Smokie Norful and son Ashton Norful perform onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013
Singer Smokie Norful and son Ashton Norful perform onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013