THE POWER OF PRAISE DOMINATED THE 22nd ANNUAL SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION ON BET

02/06/21

HOSTED BY NATIONAL RADIO & TV PERSONALITY RICKEY SMILEY WITH PERFORMANCES BY THE NFL PLAYERS CHOIR, JOHN P. KEE, KIERRA SHEARD, BISHOP EZEKIEL WILLIAMS AND VOICES OF FIRE PRESENTED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS, ERICA CAMPBELL, PJ MORTON, KORYN HAWTHORNE, ZACARDI CORTEZ AND DARREL WALLS

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY COURTNEY B. VANCE, TOM BRADY, DAK PRESCOTT, TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, JACOBY BRISETT, DESEAN JACKSON, LAMAR JACKSON, CRIS CARTER AND PASTOR MIKE TODD


(NEW YORK, NY) – February 6, 2021 – The 22nd Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley aired this evening, February 6, 2020 at 8/7c on BET.


Led by the theme “Nothing Can Stop Us,” the highly anticipated night of praise and worship kicked off with a dynamic opening prayer by Pastor Mike Todd followed by an inspirational Word delivered by acclaimed actor Courtney B. Vance. Electric performances by The NFL Players Choir with Erica Campbell, Voices of Fire presented by Pharrell Williams, PJ Morton with Zacardi Cortez & Darrel Walls, Koryn Hawthorne and gospel music pioneer John P. Kee featuring Kierra Sheard kept the spirit moving throughout the event.


Ahead of Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) made a special appearance, in addition to, popular NFL players including Desean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), Jacoby Brisett (Indianapolis Colts), Teddy Bridgewater (Carolina Panthers), Desean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) and Cris Carter (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins).


Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson was presented this year’s “Faith In Action Award” by celebrated NFL Legend Warrick Dunn (Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Atlanta Falcons). The son of a courageous cancer survivor, Watson is one of the NFL’s youngest philanthropists and is committed to causes that support families and youth in underserved communities.


The American Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, highlighted the need to eliminate barriers to prevention and treatment in the Black community during the broadcast with encouraging viewers to donate $10 by texting HOPE to 20222.


Melanie Few is the Founder and NFL Sanction Holder of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Executive Producers include Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, Jamal Noisette, VP of Specials & Music Programming at BET, Jeannae Rouzan-Clay, CEO of J. Rou Productions Inc.


For more information, visit superbowlgospel.com and join the social conversation using #SuperBowlGospel and #NothingCanStopUs.


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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 has remained the only inspirational 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, Atlanta, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston, and Phoenix.


ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS 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 around the globe.


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