Live from the 2013 BET Honors

The 6th annual BET Honors event paid tribute to Black achievements in the fields of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and sports. Halle Berry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan, Clarence Avant and Lisa Leslie were among the honorees at last night's taping in Washington, D.C.  Alicia Keys, Brandy, Erykah Badu and more were on hand to salute the honorees. Here's a look at who was on hand to make the evening a night to remember.

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Halle Berry and Alicia Keys attend 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Kelly Rowland attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Gabrielle Union attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Ledisi attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Chaka Khan attends the red carpet the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Kat Graham attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Cedric the Entertainer attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Alicia Keys attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Laz Alonso attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Lisa Leslie attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Halle Berry attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Erykah Badu performs at 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Anthony Anderson attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Debbi Morgan attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Roland Martin

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Serita Jakes and T. D. Jakes attend the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Luke James attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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KEM attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Brandy poses backstage at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Jeanette Jenkins attends the red carpet at the 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Debra Lee onstage at 2013 BET Honors at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.