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2014 BET Celebration of Gospel brings out the stars; see Red Carpet photos

The BET Celebration of Gospel 2014 took place at Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Actress Taraji P. Henson hosted the show for the first time this year. It was a night filled with song and celebration.

Vashawn Mitchell performas at the BET Celebration of Gospel 2014 at Orpheum Theatre on March 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
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Yolanda Adams performs during BET's Celebration of Gospel
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The Celebration of Gospel pairs gospel singers with R&B singers as they sing songs of faith. The show featured several collaborations between Gospel and R&B artists including duets by Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez; and Chante Moore and Vashawn Mitchell.

Acoustic soul artist India.Arie teamed up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the Rance Allen Group will also joined together to captivate the crowd.

There was a special tribute to gospel music pioneer and living legend Richard Smallwood. A spoken word piece from Dr. Bobby Jones will be some of the show's highlights.

BET’s “Celebration of Gospel”premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m./EST on BET.