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BET NETWORK'S SUNDAY BEST SET TO CROWN
SEASON 9 WINNER THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ET/PT ON BET
SEASON 9 FINALE WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY TASHA COBBS LEONARD, VASHAWN MITCHELL, KELLY PRICE AND JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS + ERICA CAMPBELL TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE “PRAYING & BELIEVING”

VOTE BETWEEN SEASON 9 FINALISTS
JOSHUA COPELAND OR MELVIN CRISPELL, III
NOW AT BET.COM/VOTESUNDAYBEST




Photo Credit: (left to right) Erica Campbell, Bongiwe Madela, Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds (Photo: Nathan Bolster/BET)


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NEWS SOURCE: Cr8 Agency
August 23, 2019

With the competition officially over, this will be an unforgettable night of fun with the final 2 contestants, Kirk, the judges and an array of special guests as BET concludes the series with an
all-star Gospel celebration. And of course, at the end of the show, BET will announce the winner of Sunday Best season 9!
 
The season 9 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.” BET will crown the season 9  Sunday Best  winner on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT. The finale episode will feature special performances from GRAMMY Award®-winner  Tasha Cobbs Leonard , multiple Stellar Award-winner  VaShawn Mitchell.   Fans will also see soul stirring performances from judges  Jonathan McReynolds ,  Kelly Price , and Erica Campbell  debuting her new single “Praying & Believing.”
 
For updates and more information about Sunday Best , please visit  BET.com/SundayBest . Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag:  #BETSundayBest.
 
Tune-into the season 9 finale of Sunday Best on Sunday, August 25th at 8:00PM ET/PT on BET.
 
Joshua Copeland, "Anything Is Possible"
Melvin Crispell, III, "Not the End of Your Story"
 
ABOUT JOSHUA COPELAND
Joshua Copeland is a loving family man. The PK (Pastor/Preacher’s kid) and married father of two puts his love for family at the forefront of everything he does. A preacher himself, Joshua is known for his ability to masterfully blend both of his callings to literally preach the gospel while singing it. Having unsuccessfully auditioned for the show in past seasons, he is extremely grateful to have made it this far in the competition. Joshua humbly acknowledges that being on Sunday Best isn’t just about him. He hopes that winning Sunday Best will not only make his parents proud but will also inspire his children and others like him that anything is possible.
 
ABOUT MELVIN CRISPELL, III 
Melvin Crispell III hails from a rich musical legacy. His father, world-renowned musician Melvin Crispell, Jr. composed and played on award-winning songs for some of gospel music’s biggest artists. His mother, Tunesha Crispell was a celebrated gospel singer whose voice was featured on several well-known choir recordings along with a critically acclaimed solo project. With the sudden death of his father at 16 followed by the untimely demise of his mother at 18, Melvin was able to overcome through his relationship with God and music and that the trauma was not the end of his story. Melvin hopes that winning Sunday Best will allow him to use his dynamic voice to lead others to a closer relationship with God and to carry on his family’s legacy while also creating his own.
 
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
 
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Collins has produced groundbreaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an executive producer of the hit TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, the critically-acclaimed The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017, posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers. He is also the executive producer of VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube. He has appeared on the cover of Vibe magazine and has been featured in numerous publications including Billboard and Ebony magazine. Most recently JCE executive produced The Bobby Brown Story. The mini-series picked up where The New Edition Story mini-series left off and chronicled the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success. It debuted on BET in September 2018 ad was the highest rated non-tentpole program on the network since The New Edition Story. Next for JCE is the second season of American Soul on BET and Netflix’s upcoming series Rhythm and Flow.

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