Crowd Roaring Performances Featured Faith Evans, Erica Campbell, Tye
Tribbett, Donnie McClurkin & More
Hosted by Actress Yvonne Orji & Pastor John Gray
NFL Players Russell Wilson & Larry Fitzgerald Honored
Broadcast Premiere on BETSaturday Feb. 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET and
Encores on BETSunday Feb. 4 at 11:00 a.m. ET and BET HER (formerly
CENTRIC) Sunday Feb.4 at 8:00 a.m. ET
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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC)
kicked-off Super Bowl 52 with its 19th Annual
star-studded music jubilation live taping on Thursday, February 1,
2018, at the Benson Great Hall at Bethel University in St.
Paul, Minnesota. The sold-out concert brought 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.
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The 1-hr special will air on the BETfor the fifth consecutive
year on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Highlights from the show include:
Show opening performance by Sounds of Blackness featuring Sheila
E., Erica Campbell and Ann Nesbyperforming a medley
of songs including "Glorious," "Be Optimistic" and "I Believe."
In his first live performance off of his forthcoming Gospel album, Snoop
Dogg Presents the Bible Of Love, Snoop Dogg took the
stage to perform with Rance Allen, The Clark Sisters,
and Tye Tribbett performing "Blessed and "Highly Favored,"
"You," "Blessing Me Again" and "Saved."
The Twin Cities' Mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Melvin Carter
and Jacob Frey were in attendance for a special introduction of
Snoop Dogg's performance.
The NFL Players Choir took the stage to celebrate their 10th
Anniversary under the direction of Myron Butler, performing
with Donnie McClurkin to sing "Not About Us," "I Almost Let Go"
and "I Will Call Upon the Lord."
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson was honored with the
first-ever Faith in Action Award.
Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgeraldreceived the Lifetime of
Inspiration Award, with his father Larry Fitzgerald, Sr.
accepting the award on his behalf.
This year's concert was hosted by NAACP Image Award®-nominated actress
from HBO's hit show Insecure Yvonne Orji, and gospel
singer and star the OWN Network show The Book of John Gray Pastor
For more information about Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, visit:
& Twitter: @SuperBowlGospel
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Twitter & Instagram: @BET & @BETherTV
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: VIA, VIA.B ), 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 nearly 85 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 (formerly CENTRIC), 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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For Super Bowl Gospel Celebration:
LeToya Glenn-Bacon, 212-205-3158
Source: BET Networks
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