HOSTED BY COMEDIAN RICKEY SMILEY WITH PRESENTERS
DEANDRE HOPKINS, DEVIN FUNCHESS, WESLEY WOODYARD & MIKE DANIELS
PERFORMANCES BY YOLANDA ADAMS, DONNIE MCCLURKIN, COMMISSIONED, TRAVIS GREENE, LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON,
MELVIN CRISPELL III, ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY & THE NFL PLAYERS CHOIR
NFL PLAYERS & BROTHERS QUINCY AND QUINNEN WILLIAMS TO RECEIVE THE 2020 FAITH IN ACTION AWARD
(MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 31, 2020) – the 21st Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, hosted by national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley, will return to BET Networks for a seventh consecutive year on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8PM ET/PT. The annual NFL-sanctioned event was filmed in front of a live audience at the James L. Knight Center during Super Bowl LIV week in Miami.
The one-hour Super Bowl Gospel Celebration special features performances by Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Commissioned Reunion, Travis Greene, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, BET Sunday Best winners Le’Andria Johnson (Season 3) and Melvin Crispell III (Season 9) and the NFL Players Choir.
This year’s presenters include NFL players DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans), Devin Funchess (Indianapolis Colts), Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee Titans) and Mike Daniels (Detroit Lions).
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will also honor NFL siblings and American Cancer Society ambassadors Quinnen Williams (New York Jets) and Quincy Williams (Jacksonville Jaguars) with the 2020 Faith In Action Award. The Williams brothers lost their mother to breast cancer in 2010 – turning tragedy into triumph the brothers now donate their time and resources to ensure that African Americans receive proper testing for cancer in urban communities.
In collaboration with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and BET Networks, the American Cancer Society will be featured during the broadcast to share the critical importance of cancer prevention and awareness. Viewers will have a chance to donate $10 or more to the American Cancer Society by texting HOPE to 20222, or by clicking here to donate online anytime.
Originating at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, the annual event joins together key NFL Players, top Gospel/Contemporary Christian and mainstream GRAMMY® Award-winning artists and special guests all on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages.
By far, the largest multicultural event to take place during Super Bowl weekend in its 21-year run as an NFL-sanctioned event, SBGC has featured artists including Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight, Natalie Grant, MaryMary, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Hamilton, among many others.
For information visit superbowlgospel.com.
ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was launched in Miami in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII weekend. The event became the first and remains the only Gospel concert sanctioned by the National Football League (NFL). The show has drawn crowds in the thousands and has demonstrated growth year-after-year, selling out venues in major Super Bowl host cities including Dallas, Tampa, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston, and Phoenix.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and, public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and, France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.
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