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Annual Celebration Set to Premiere Sunday, August 1st
at 8pm ET/PT on BET, BET Her and BET Gospel

Featuring Exclusive Performances by Bishop Hezekiah Walker,
Cece Winans, The Clark Sisters, Kierra Sheard-Kelly.
JJ Hairston, Jonathan McReynolds, Mali Music,
Tamela Mann, Maverick City Music, Pastor Mike Jr. & More!


Watch the 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards on BET, Sunday, August 1st at 8/7c; hosted by Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribbett and Jekalyn Carr host the 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Nashville, TN.
Photo Credit: Photography By Gip III for Central City Productions

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July 28, 2021

The highly anticipated gospel event of the year, the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is set to return to television this Sunday, August 1st, at 8 pm ET / PT, only on BET. Hosted by recording artists Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribbett, this year’s celebration is set to wow audiences worldwide with an eclectic mix of performances by industry legends and chart-topping millennial artists who are spreading the gospel in new ways.
The Stellar Awards, which taped live on July 10th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN, will feature several soul-stirring segments in celebration of the genre. Among them, Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, and Avery*Sunshine will join together to deliver a powerful tribute to Lady Tramaine Hawkins, who will be honored with the Aretha Franklin Icon Award presented by Toyota. The Clark Sisters, who will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award presented by AT&T, will also perform a rendition of “Is My Living In Vain,” “Blessed & Highly Favored,” “You Brought The Sunshine,” and “His Love.” The legendary group also received three nominations for this year’s Stellar Awards. 
Additionally, Pastor Mike Jr., nominated for multiple Stellar Awards this year, will perform “Big,” and host Jekalyn Carr will perform her songs, “Change Your Story” and “Jehovah Jireh.” Maverick City Music will treat audiences to the harmonious sound of “Jireh,” and Kierra Sheard will give a spirited offering of “Something Has To Break.” Leading nominee Jonathan McReynolds will lift his voice to the sounds of “Grace” and “Movin’ On,” joined by Mali Music, and CeCe Winans will grace the Stellar Awards stage to perform “Never Lost” and “Believe For It.”  Emerging artists such as Jokia, Terrian, and Nia Allen will also be spotlighted as up-and-coming gospel talent. 

Viewers worldwide can expect to witness these dynamic performances and find out who won across all categories when the Stellar Awards airs Sunday, August 1st, on BET, BET Her, and BET Gospel at 8 p.m. ET / PT. The show will also air August 2 on BET International, and will be carried in various markets for national broadcast syndication from August 7 through September 5.  
AT&T is proud to be this year’s presenting sponsor. With support from additional sponsors, including State Farm (Song of the Year presenter), Toyota, P&G (Traditional Female Vocalist presenter), and McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, the 2021 Stellar Gospel Music Awards is set to be the gospel event of 2021.
For additional updates, follow the Stellar Awards on social media and check our website, here.  
About the Stellar Awards 
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production and Producer. Michael A. Johnson will produce and direct this year's award show. The Stellar Awards recognizes the year's best performances in the gospel music genre, honors gospel music icons, and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the gospel music industry. 
About Central City Productions (CCP) 
Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP's award-winning television programs include the Black Music Honors (, Stellar Tribute to the Holidays, The Black College Quiz Show Series (, and Mentoring Kings (, among many others. 
About BET 
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), 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 is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience;, 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. 

36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners Announced

36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners Announced

36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners Announced

36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners Announced

36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners Announced

Photo Credits: Photography By Gip III for Central City Productions


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