The 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be hosted by Jekalyn Carr and Tye Tribbett. The annual celebration will air on BET, BET HER and BET GOSPEL.
There will be 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!
Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, and Avery Sunshine will join together to deliver a powerful tribute to Lady Tramaine Hawkins. She will be honored with the Aretha Franklin Icon Award presented by Toyota. The Clark Sisters will receive the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award presented by AT&T. They 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.
The Stellar Awards was taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN.