In addition to Fantasia, the Gospel Celebration will feature gospel music singers Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Marvin Winans, Bishop Paul S. Morton of New Orleans, and several local acts. The event will be hosted by ABC's "The View" member Sherri Shepherd and Gospel phenom Kirk Franklin.
Since launching in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, the gospel celebration has donated more than 4,000 tickets and a portion of its proceeds to local and national charities. This year's beneficiaries include the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and The Sharper Kids Foundation. The former was founded by New Orleans Saints player Malcolm Jenkins while the latter was founded by Darren Sharper - a former Saints player and brother to former Seattle Seahawks player Jamie Sharper.
As far as Fantasia, she recently announced the title of her upcoming fourth studio album, The Side Effects of You, which is led by the first single "Lose To Win."
Fantasia shot the music video for "Lose To Win" earlier this week. See photos from the actual shoot here...