BET’s Celebration of Gospel returned for its 11th year last night! Steve Harvey returned as host and the lineup was rather interesting. Not only were Gospel greats performing, R&B legends also hit the stage. Some felt doing this made the celebration too secular, but personally, I think it made it more watchable. There was also a special tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins and Albertina Walker.
Below are some of my favorite performances of the evening, sans Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell’s performance. The stand-out performance was performed by the “Gospel Dreamgirls”: Jessica Reedy, Y’Anna Crawley, Leandria Johnson, Chante Moore and Kelly Price.
Gospel Dreamgirls “Because of Who You Are”
Jonathon Nelson “Expect The Great” &
Chaka Khan “Throught The Fire”
Earnest Pugh “Rain On Us”
Mary Mary “Something Big”
View ALL performances here.