Praise This
Promotional release poster
Directed byTina Gordon
Screenplay by
  • Tina Gordon
  • Brandon Broussard
  • Hudson Obayuwana
  • Jana Savage
Story by
  • Brandon Broussard
  • Hudson Obayuwana
  • Jana Savage
Produced by
CinematographySidney Sidell
Edited by
  • David Moritz
  • R.C. Hill
Music byJermaine Stegall
Distributed byPeacock
Release date
  • April 7, 2023 (2023-04-07)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States

Praise This is a 2023 American musical comedy film and romance directed by Tina Gordon and starring Chloe Bailey and Anjelika Washington.

The film was released on April 7, 2023 by Peacock. It received mixed reviews from critics.


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After Sam was taken to Atlanta, Georgia by her father due to getting in trouble with the law in Los Angeles, she is forced to join the Praise Team as punishment for getting caught lying as going to her Aunt and Uncle.



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In June 2019, it was announced Tina Gordon would be directing Praise This from an original pitch by Tim Story's The Story Company.[2] In April 2022, Chloe Bailey had signed on to star in the film.[3]


In May 2022, it was announced the film would premiere on Peacock.[4] The first trailer was released on March 6, 2023, revealing the release date of April 7, 2023.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 50% based on 10 reviews.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 44 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed reviews".[7]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2023 Black Reel Awards Outstanding TV Movie/Limited Series Derryck Big Tank Thornton Nominated [8]
Outstanding Musical Score Jermaine Stegall Nominated
Outstanding Production Design Keith Brian Burns Nominated
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Song - Onscreen Performance (Film) "Praise Nationals Finale" Nominated [9]
UB Honors Best Actress Chloe Bailey Pending
2024 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Music Supervision for a Non-Theatrically Released Film Derryck Big Tank Thornton Nominated [10]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Chloe Bailey Won
Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special Tina Gordon, Brandon Broussard, Hudson Obayuwana, Jana Savage, Camilla Blackett Nominated


  1. ^ Grobar, Matt (July 7, 2022). "'Stargirl's Anjelika Washington, Migos Frontman Quavo, Druski & Tristan Mack Wilds Among Final 14 Set For Universal's Youth Choir Comedy 'Praise This'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  2. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (June 11, 2019). "Tina Gordon To Direct Universal Musical Comedy 'Praise This'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  3. ^ Grobar, Matt (April 26, 2022). "Chloe Bailey To Star In Youth Choir Comedy 'Praise This' For Will Packer Productions & Universal Pictures; 'Little' Helmer Tina Gordon Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  4. ^ "Peacock Will Get Bravo Shows Next-Day, NBCU Streamer Inks Lionsgate Movie Output Deal". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Remley, Hilary (March 6, 2023). "'Praise This' Trailer: Chloe Bailey and Anjelika Washington Take the Lead in Musical Comedy". Collider. Retrieved March 7, 2023.
  6. ^ "Praise This - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2023-06-14.
  7. ^ "Praise This", Metacritic, Fandom, Inc., retrieved 2023-06-14
  8. ^ Complex, Valerie (June 15, 2023). "Black Reel 7th Annual Television Awards featuring Gender Neutral Categories Announces Nominations; 'The Best Man: Final Chapters' leads with 18 noms". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 3, 2023.
  9. ^ "Nominations unveiled for Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2023". Shoot Online. November 2, 2023. Retrieved November 3, 2023.
  10. ^ Bechara, Diego Ramos (2024-01-22). "'Barbie' Leads Music Supervisors Guild Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2024-03-15.