Watch: BET’s 2013 Celebration of Gospel (Performances) *Updated*

Published: Sunday 7th Apr 2013 by Rashad

The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles played host to the Steve Harvey-hosted 2013 Celebration of Gospel.

Doing it bigger than ever, the faith-based affair aired moments ago and unveiled its best line-up yet, featuring performances from Tamar Braxton, Anita Baker, Tyrese, and all the major gospel heavy hitters (Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Clark Sisters, and more).

See them below:

Tamar Braxton

LeAndria Johnson & Tyrese

Dorinda Clark Cole

Anita Baker & Donnie McClurkin

Karen & Kiki Sheard


Yolanda Adams

Tye Tribbett

All Star James Cleveland Tribute

Smokie Norful

Tamela Mann

Kurt Carr

Shirley Caesar

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  1. NickiBeyNaj April 7, 2013

    I know when you were little girls, you dreamt of being in my world. Don’t forget, Don’t Forget it. Respect That – BOW DOWN bishes

  2. JER April 7, 2013

    GTFO. Don’t even try this gospel stuff Samantha with the amount of evil that comes out your mouth biggurlbye

  3. @EdisonDreams April 7, 2013

    TAMAR —- U DID DAT *****

    • DON’T_START_NO_STUFF April 8, 2013

      Yes she did. Tyrese and LeAndre was incredible!!!.. LeAndre is a FOOL with it!!!


  4. Kate Middleton April 7, 2013


  5. ItsTT April 7, 2013

    Tamar shocked me. Didn’t know she had it vocal chops like that!

  6. cocobutta April 8, 2013

    Tamar slayed those vocals & her control was exceptional…

    Love the Gospel stuff to cleans me.

  7. danny b April 8, 2013

    This thread will get 5 comments when a Rihanna post about her next coochy poppin anthem going #1 will get 450 comments….. well then.

    Anyways, Tamela Mann, you did that. God bless you.

  8. B****** Brew April 8, 2013

    Great Performances from all..except for…Well I’ll be nice. It was for the lord :)…*Cough*tamar*

    • lisa April 8, 2013

      Rite a HOT ASS MESS

      • B****** Brew April 8, 2013

        ok!! off key and paper thin high notes like one has come to expect from her…These people kill me acting her voice is special it’s not…now anita!! what a tone!!!

  9. IM A FREE B*TCH April 8, 2013

    Tamar slayyyyyed!

  10. Mama Skorpion Always real April 8, 2013

    Yess spread the word of the lord jesus

  11. Steph April 8, 2013

    Anita has one of the best singing tones of all time. Her voice is just beautiful.

  12. Chile Please!! April 8, 2013

    I simply Love Celebration of Gospel….so better than any other crappy awards show that comes on BET! Tamar…Tamar DARLING! GIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLL!!! That voice!!!!!!!!!!! Lawd have mercy!! She is nothing to be messed with! A VOCAL BEAST! She took me ALLLLLLLLLLLL THE WAY THERE! GLOOOOOOOOOORY!!!! ***PRAISE BREAK***

  13. pat April 8, 2013

    Tamar…yes!!!!!! anybody who acts to not see it is HATING…..90’s mariah vocals all day

  14. theman April 9, 2013

    Tamar sounds nothing like”MC”.

  15. Nina April 12, 2013

    Tamar sounded good but it was hollow and nobody in that audience was into it. Watch Tamela Mann, now SHE SLAYYED!!!!! That’s true gospel. Not Singing but SANGING!!

  16. Stacy B April 14, 2013

    What was the name of the song Israel Houghton sang?

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