Red Carpet Recap: ESSENCE's 2016 Black Women in Music

ESSENCE's 7th annual Black Women in Music event celebrated Grammy-nominated Black women in music. The star-studded evening featured special performances by Grammy nominees Jazmine Sullivan and Andra Day. Here's your all-access recap.

Yolanda Sangweni Feb, 12, 2016

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ESSENCE's 7th annual Black Women in Music event celebrated Grammy-nominated Black women in music. The star-studded evening featured special performances by Grammy nominees Jazmine Sullivan and Andra Day. Here's your all-access recap.

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Zendaya shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Trevor Jackson  shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Our own Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Vanessa A. Williams shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Keisha Sharp shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Tweet shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Corinne Bailey Rae shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Estelle shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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MC Lyte shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Jazmine Sullivan shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Antonique Smith shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Christina Milian shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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George Clinton shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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V. Bozeman shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Lalah Hathaway shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Yara Shahidi shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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DJ Rashida  shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Queen Latifah shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Andra Day shines on the purple carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Andra Day commands the stage at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music 2016 at Avalon in Hollywood.

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Powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan is set to send goosebumps throughout the Superdome as she hits the Main Stage.