‘Super Bowl Gospel Celebration’ Full Performers List and Live Stream: Erica Campbell to John P Kee, here's the complete line-up
Get your prayer books out and your game face on as the 22nd Super Bowl Gospel Celebration returns to BET this year with comedian Rickey Smiley as the host. Merging faith and football, the event brings together some of the biggest names in football, church, hip-hop, rhythm and blues and film.
The show, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will highlight the need to eliminate barriers in the prevention and treatment of cancer in the black community during the broadcast this year.
A press release states that African Americans have the lowest survival rate for most cancers, the screenings of which the Coronavirus pandemic has caused a devastating drop. Viewers may donate during the show on BET by texting HOPE to 20222 to donate $10 to the American Cancer Society.
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Whew! @PJMorton, @ZacardiCortez, and Darrel Walls (@MusiqCityWalls) brought us some #GospelAccordingToPJ vibes with their performance during the 22nd Annual @SuperBowlGospel Celebration. #SuperBowlGospel pic.twitter.com/dQ2dGpA7KM— BET (@BET) February 7, 2021
Although the event will be a little different owning to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s theme is ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’ and the show must go on! Here’s what to know.
The 22nd Annual NFL Sanctioned @SuperBowlGospel Celebration hosted by @RickeySmiley drops TONIGHT 8/7c! Join us for a night of faith, family, football, and inspiration. 🗣 NOTHING CAN STOP US! #SuperBowlGospel pic.twitter.com/sExgHEDNsV— BET (@BET) February 7, 2021
The 22nd Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is set to air on BET during Super Bowl LV week on Saturday, February 6, at 8/7c.
Rickey Smiley, national radio and TV personality, will host this year’s highly-anticipated night of praise and worship. Smiley is known for hosting the ‘Rickey Smiley Morning Show’. He also starred in sitcom ‘The Rickey Smiley Show’, which aired on TV One. He is known for his prank calls as a radio host, and is also a featured columnist on the Fox-produced tabloid nationally-syndicated show ‘Dish Nation’.
The 22nd Super bowl Sunday Gospel Celebration is BAACK and this year we are taking the inspiration to a whole new LEVEL!! 🔥🙌 Set your reminder for this joyous night of praise and worship on the 13th of February at 19:00 CAT, exclusive to ch.129. pic.twitter.com/JGBurtXKU5— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) February 5, 2021
Raised in both a Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal household, Melanie Few is the Black girl boss behind the extravaganza. The established marketing executive had a vision, nearly 22 years ago, to bring the joy and inspirational aura of gospel music to the National Football League.
She was even rejected seven times, but the eighth time seemed to have been the charm, following which she became the founder and executive producer of the event.
“I’m just grateful to God because I want there to be other women and other Black women who have sanctions. For right now, I’m the only African-American and the only female so I count it as a blessing because God didn’t have to put me in this position. He chose to for whatever reason and I pray and hope that I’m making him proud,” The Grio quoted Few as saying.
How To Live Stream
If you are wondering where to stream it, here's the link to access BET. In case you do not have cable TV, you can get Philo ($20), Sling TV ($35), Vidgo ($55), Fubo ($64.99), AT&T TV ($69.99), and YouTube ($64.99). The rates mentioned are monthly and they all offer a free trial period.
You can also login to the BET Now app, which works on streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. Here's the link.
The stage is set to sizzle with some of the industry’s most sought-after names in gospel including Erica Campbell and The NFL Players Choir, ‘Voices of Fire’ presented by Pharrell Williams, PJ Morton, Kierra Sheard, Koryn Hawthorne, Zacardi Cortez and an exclusive performance by gospel music pioneer and living legend John P Kee.
Here's the full list:
‘Voices of Fire’ presented by Pharrell Williams
John P Kee
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is set to be awarded this year’s Faith in Action Award.
The 22nd Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration aired on BET during Super Bowl LV week on Saturday, February 6, at 8 pm ET.