ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS INCLUDED DONNIE MCCLURKIN, COMMISSIONED, TRAVIS GREENE, LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, MELVIN CRISPELL III, ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY & THE NFL PLAYERS CHOIR
Returning to BET Networks for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, February 1, 2020, the 21st Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was hosted by national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley. The annual NFL-Sanctioned event took place during Super Bowl LIV week, filming in front of a live audience on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the James L. Knight Center.
The one-hour special featured performances by the NFL Players Choir, an exclusive reunion of the legendary group Commissioned, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Travis Greene and BET Sunday Best Winners Le’Andria Johnson (Season 3) and Melvin Crispell III (Season 9).
This year’s Super Bowl Gospel Honorees are NFL Players/brothers and American Cancer Society ambassadors Quinnen Williams (New York Jets) and Quincy Williams (Jacksonville Jaguars). The Williams brothers lost their mother to breast cancer in 2010 – turning tragedy into triumph the brothers now donate their time and resources to ensure that African Americans receive proper testing for cancer in urban communities.
Originating at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, the annual event joins together key NFL Players, top Gospel/Contemporary Christian and mainstream GRAMMY® Award-winning artists and special guests all on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages.
By far, the largest multicultural event to take place during Super Bowl weekend in its 21-year run as an NFL-sanctioned event, SBGC has featured artists including Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight, Natalie Grant, MaryMary, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Hamilton, among many others.