The 2017 ESSENCE Black Women in Music Red Carpet Was Lit Per Usual

So much #BlackGirlMagic! 

ESSENCE's Black Women in Music gala is a celebration of beauty, soul and sound -- which is why it only makes sense that the 8th annual event that took place Thursday night honored Erykah Badu. The Grammy Award-winning singer was joined by a slew of stylish stars -- including Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae, Melanie Fiona, Faith Evans, Goapele just to name a few. Here's a look at all the must-see red carpet moments.