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BET Assembles Gospel and R&B Music's Brightest Stars: Fantasia and Diane Barrino Barber, Anthony Hamilton and Tarsha, Sherri Shepherd, Elise Neal, Yolanda Adams, BeBe and CeCe Winans

1741BET_Networks_logo20081216 Assembles Gospel and R&B Music’s Brightest Stars for the Tenth Anniversary of ‘CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL’ on Sunday, January 10 at 8 p.m.*

Fantasia and Diane Barrino Barber, and Tarsha, , Elise Neal, Yoland a Adams, BeBe and CeCe Winans, and More the Stage with Amazing Performances and Spoken Word

BET Networks makes a joyful noise on Sunday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m.* with the premiere of CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL. Taped at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles and hosted once again by host and , the night included uplifting performances, powerful duets and soulful choirs. Aptly themed “Ten Years, Faithfully Yours,” in honor of the show’s 10(th) anniversary, CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL featured breathtaking performances and spoken word segments by both mainstream and gospel greats including Fantasia and her mother Diane Barrino Barber performing “He’s Done Enough”; Anthony Hamilton and his wife Tarsha Hamilton singing “Better”, and The Rance Allen Group performing a soulful rendition of “Something About the Name Jesus.”

Additionally, BET SUNDAY BEST winner Y’Anna Crawley teamed up with Dr. and the Nashville Super Choir for “The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow”; Kelly Price and Ledisi performed “How Great Thou Art”; Yoland a Adams, GRAMMYâ„¢ award winners BeBe and CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, , Pastor Shirley Caesar, , James Fortune & FIYA, Tye Tribbett & Greater Anointing, and The City of Refuge P.S.A.L.M.S. Choir all set the stage on fire with soul-stirring performances; and actresses Sherri Shepherd and Elise Neal lent their hearts with inspirational spoken words.

CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL is produced by Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming & Specials, BET; Lynne Harris , Vice President of Specials, BET; and Geovanni Brewer, executive producer.

For more information about the show, please visit www.bet.com/COG.

*All times ET/PT


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