Royal tones, Glorious stones. Harmonies of Gold and Much Anointing for the Soul. This year’s 2021 Stellar Awards will take over all hearts and leave you in praise mode!

Tuning in this Sunday August 1st, 2021 on BET, BET Her, or BET Gospel at 8pm ET/PT, just may be the life boost you need. Hey, we’ve all been in need of a sense of peace, a level of normalcy, and a heartfelt connection. So put it in your schedule and set your digital devices to ensure that you don’t miss one moment of this greatness. This national broadcast syndication will also air August 2nd on BET International. As well as, be carried in various markets from August 7th through September 5th, 2021.

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This awards show ceremony, in it’s 36th year, will bring you all of the flavor, style, grace, traditional and modern expression through amazing musicianship, professionalism, immaculate planning, organized execution and an overall lingering internal joy. The Stellar Awards were initially tapped on Saturday July 10th, 2021, in the hugely musically inclined Nashville, Tennessee, where the light shined brightly on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, as all the talent inside brought so much positive energy into the atmosphere. The greats came together and delivered performances like no other.

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Gracing the stage with their God Given talents, you will get to witness performances from: Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann and Avery Sunshine who all paid tribute to Lady Tramaine Hawkins, who was honored with the Aretha Frainklin Icon Award. Kierra Sheard, Shelea and Christina Bell paid tribute in song to The Clark Sisters who also gave an incredible performance and received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award. Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music, who joined forces and presented an exciting and moving performance. CeeCee Winans who gave amazingness through song.

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The new generation of gospel music proving to maintain a continuous strong legacy of this genre had mesmerizing performances as well. Those artists are: Maverick City Music who truly worshiped through song, and Pastor Mike Jr. who had everyone jamming in praise of God. There were also a few up and coming show stoppers who had their moment to shine as performers too: Jokia, Terrain and Nia Allen.

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Last but not least, this year’s hosts Tye Tribbett and Jekalyn Carr, did a fantastic job as they infused their love of God, will to empower, ability to uplift and their talent to perform as artists that will leave you stunned by their natural gifts and passion for what they do. Overall, both were explosive and energized throughout the entirety of the show.

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From Gospel Music Icons to Advocates for the Gospel Industry, The Stellar Awards recognizes the best in Gospel. With 28 nominations, one Icon Award, one Legend Award, two Achievement Awards, Stellar Honors Hall Of Fame and five categories under Gospel radio of the year Award, the honor of being nominated is to be celebrated. Top artist nominated for this years Awards are: Jonathan McReynolds who is blessed with eight nominations. Maverick City Music, Pastor Mike Jr., Anthony Brown & Group TherAPY and Kierra Sheard, who are each blessed with seven nominations, including each receiving a nod for Artist Of The Year. Other multiple award nominees are: Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Rev. Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir, The Chicago Mass Choir, Host Jekalyn Carr, and The Clark Sisters.

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With Concert Daily having the honor of being invited to attend this wonderful virtual press conference for this show, it really brought this experience full circle for me personally, as I was blessed with the opportunity to work behind the scenes for this hugely respected awards show as well. Seeing them in person was already incredible. So now, having the amazing opportunity to chat with all of these very blessed souls, brought more insight to the human aspect of these incredible artists and founder/CEO of this awesome awards show.


Each individual on the panel: Tamela Mann, David Mann, Tye Tribbett, Jekalyn Carr and Don Jackson, came with so much humility, excitement and knowledge. They encouraged a determination to believe in yourself and to truly trust in God by Walking by faith and not by sight. In this day and age, it is extremely important to have a personal over-standing of this. There is just too much uncertainty in this world to not find a source of grounding. So, this Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT when the Stellar Awards air, I hope you all can utilize this show as part of your Self Care regimen. Let this show be an aid to your journey and touch your hearts and mind enough to assist in an enriching alignment in each of your lives reading this. In Jesus Name AMEN!

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Story By: @MarquitaCheron

About The Author: Marquita Cheron is a Jazzy-Soul/R&B Singer/Songwriter, Correspondent, Writer and overall Music Enthusiast; who has a love for every positive angle of the Music & Entertainment industry. Simply on a quest to reveal the greatness of amazing artists and their music to the masses, while also being a contributor of it herself.


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