Celeb Cam: Candid Shots from ESSENCE 2013 Black Women in Music Event

Celebs turned out to honor music's rising stars Solange and Lianne La Havas at ESSENCE's 4th annual 'Black Women in Music' event. Equipped with their camera phones, celebs snapped pics and gave us an insider's view of the festivities. See these and more celebrity pics from Black Women in Music .

Yolanda Sangweni Feb, 06, 2013

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Kelis and NeNe Leakes became fast friends at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Jill Scott and legendary party promoter Damon stay close as they celebrate Solange and Lianna La Havas at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Mary Mary's Erica Camppbell is pretty in pink at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music."

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Honoree Lianne La Havas takes a turn on the red carpet at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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"Date night with my baby at Essence Black Women in Music," wrote Eric Benet, with his wife Manuela.

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Someone's feeling better after a nasty fall at her new house. Amber Riley rocks a Dorothy Parker dress on the red carpet of ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Singers Dawn Richard and Leah Labelle cozy up after watching honoree Solange perform at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Estelle is suited up and ready to honor her friend Solange at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Keke Palmer channels her inner glam girl as she prepares to attend ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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LisaRaye McCoy brought along Vanessa A. Williams as her date to ESSENCE's Black Women in Music.

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Bridget Kelly shares a laugh with our host for the evening, on-air personality Tai Beauchamp.

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Sharon Leal takes an elegant turn on the red carpet of ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Solange performs with legendary Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Taj Mowry graces the red carpet at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music."

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Mario poses with a guest at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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Jill Scott dazzels in red as she makes her way down the carpet at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.

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The woman of the evening, Solange Knowles, smiles as she walks the red carpet at ESSENCE's 'Black Women in Music' event.