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Taraji P. Henson tapped as new host of 'Celebration of Gospel'

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'Celebration of Gospel' is getting a new host when it airs this year. The network tapped DC native and Academy Award® nominated actress Taraji P. Henson to host show that brings together best singers in gospel, R&B and pop music for an inspirational night of song. Henson takes over the role from Steve Harvey who hosted "Celebration of Gospel" for 13 years. The announcement was made by BET on Thursday, February 27.

The show will feature several collaborations between Gospel and R&B artists including “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, “Sunday Best” winner LeAndria Johnson, and soulful crooner Kem, who will join forces. Acoustic soul artist India.Arie will team up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the Rance Allen Group will also join together to anoint the crowd through song.

The show will also include duets by Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez; and Chante Moore and Vashawn Mitchell. A tribute to gospel music pioneer and living legend Richard Smallwood and rousing spoken word pieces from Pastor Shirley Caesar and Dr. Bobby Jones will be some of the show's highlights.

See complete list of performers here.

BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” will tape Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7 p.m./PST at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA,. To get tickets to the taping, submit a request via email to COGrsvp@bet.net. The show premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m./EST on BET.

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