Red Carpet Recap: ESSENCE's 2014 Black Women in Music Event

ESSENCE honored British singer/songwriter Emeli Sande at the 5th annual Black Women in Music event. Brandy, Cee-Lo, SWV and more turned out to celebrate music rising stars. Here's a look at the best red carpet moments from the pre-Grammy celebration.

Yolanda Sangweni Jan, 23, 2014

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Emeli Sande attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Michelle Williams attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Chrisette Michele attends the 5th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Malinda Williams attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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DJ Kiss attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Erica Campbell attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Ledisi attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Goapele attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Leona Lewis attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Tank attends ESSENCE's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Vivica A. Fox attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Sevyn Streeter attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Beverly Bond attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Melody Thornton attends the 5th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Leanne 'Lelee' Lyons, Cheryl 'Coko' Clemons and Tamara 'Taj' Johnson-George of the group SWV attend the 5th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Liv Warfield attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Kelly Price attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Kelis attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Daphne Wayans and Nala Wayans attend the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Ashly Williams attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Antonique Smith attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Malina Moye attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Joe Morton attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Mechelle Epps attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Bridget Kelly attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Model Eugena Washington attends ESSENCE Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Justine Skye attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Chef Huda attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Nichole 'Nicci' Gilbert attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Jennia Fredrique attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Robinne Lee attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Stacy Barthe attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Ty Hunter attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women In Music Event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Alesha Renee attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Bass player Ethan Farmer attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Sonyae Elise attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Jacob Latimore attends the 5th annual Essence Black Women In Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Bass player Nik West attends Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Melanie Amaro and Trace Kennedy attend Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Model Eugena Washington and chef Roble Ali attend Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.

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Alaska Gedeon and wife celebrity stylist Kimberly V. Gedeon attend Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California

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Tamara Johnson-George and husband former NFL player Eddie George attend Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Music event at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California.