Oh what a night it was as BET presented the annual “Black Girls Rock!” celebration at the Loews Paradise Theatre in New York City on Saturday. The star-studded event, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, honored the achievements of women of color with heartfelt performances, tributes, and special awards. This year’s honorees included Dionne Warwick (Living Legend Award), Alicia Keys (Rock Star Award), and Janelle Monáe (Young, Gifted, & Black Award).
Ciara rocked the stage with some killer dance moves and new material off her upcoming album One Woman Army, and was joined by Missy Elliott for their classic “1, 2 Step.” Brandy thrilled with a knock-out performance of her honest single “Wildest Dreams,” and Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her new single “Trust and Believe,” off upcoming album Woman to Woman.
Alicia ignited the stage with her female anthem “Girl on Fire,” while Luke James, Anthony Hamilton, and Eric Benét serenaded the ladies with Tom Jones’ classic “She’s a Lady.”
“Black Girls Rock!” premieres Sunday, November 4, on BET. See all the photos below…