Legendary Vocalist Whitney Houston Joins Friend Kim Burrell for an Awe-Inspiring Performance of "I Look To You" at the 2011 BET CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL, Premiering Sunday, January 30 at 8:00 P.M.*
NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 -- On Sunday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.,* BET Networks will pay tribute to the rich history of gospel music with the premiere of the 11th Annual CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL with host Steve Harvey. Viewers will be treated with breathtaking performances all night long by legendary vocalist Whitney Houston and gospel powerhouse Kim Burrell, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, El DeBarge, VaShawn Mitchell and more. Tune in and watch yet another year of hand-clapping, soul-stirring, and joyful praise on BET's CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL.
CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL is a BET Networks Production. Stephen Hill, BET's president of music programming and specials, along with Lynne Harris-Taylor, BET's vice president of specials, and Geovanni Brewer executive produced the telecast.
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*All times are ET/PT.
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BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: 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; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.