SR Gospel: Celebration of Gospel Nets Ratings Record

BET’s 10th Anniversary Celebration of Gospel was well received Sunday night. Featuring performances from Fantasia, Y’Anna Crawley, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence, Anthony Hamilton and more, the telecast drew 2.6 million viewers, up over 40% when compared to last year. Titled ‘Ten Years, Faithfully Yours,’ Celebration of Gospel ended up trending online as well. Peaking in its final half hour, during which a rousing tribute dedicated to Steve Harvey took place, Celebration of Gospel performer Marvin Sapp’s “The Best In Me” bounced up Twitter’s trending topics. Celebration of Gospel also featured performances from Yolanda Adams, the Rance Allen Group, BeBe & Ce Ce Winans, Kelly Price, Ledisi, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tye Tribbett and Fred Hammond.


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