Looks We Love: ESSENCE's Black Women in Music

Check out Goapele's gorgeous new look, Kelis and more!

Celia L. Smith Jan, 23, 2014

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Pardon us as we do a double take Goapele! The painted-on red leather dress, plus new blonde 'do is a killer combo for the soul singer.

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This cobalt single shoulder dress is beyond chic! Minimal accessories –– leather belt and ankle strap pumps, drive the simplicity of this look home.

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There isn't a more stylish DJ than Ms. Kiss. Clad in Peter Pilotto, and cap-toe Louboutin's she kills it again.

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We're suckers for a jumpsuit and this graphic black and white style lends an air of cool to the carpet.

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How adorable is Chrisette Michele? This feminine frock by Chanel is totally her style –– quirky and cute especially when paired with leopard pumps.

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We love Kelis' wild style so we're treasuring this rare sighting of the star in her fab fringed coat, and little black dress with long panels for added drama.

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An all-black look always wins and Beyonce's stylist, Ty Hunter looks super sleek in this leather mix.