Red Carpet Recap: ESSENCE's 2015 Black Women in Music

ESSENCE's 6th annual Black Women in Music celebration honored the one and only Jill Scott, and featured performances by Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Brandy and Lianne La Havas. Take a look at the stars who came out to shine.

ESSENCE Editors Feb, 05, 2015

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Jill Scott performs onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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MC Lyte attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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This beautiful diva was anything but subtle with her confidently sleek leather attire. Chaka pulled together her ensemble effortlessly with a flowy yet carefree sheer blouse, stylish fan and a trendy belt.

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Brandy Norwood aka Brandy performs onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Lianne La Havas attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Tamera Mowry-Housley attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Ciara attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Jill Scott attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Chrisette Michele attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Jessica White attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Leona Lewis attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Jordin Sparks arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

 

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Zendaya attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Lianne La Havas, Brandy and Jill Scott perform onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Jill Scott and MC Lyte perform onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Jill Scott and Brandy perform onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Another iconic woman in Hip Hop, MC Lyte lit up the ESSENCE Festival stage as part of our "Pioneers of Hip Hop" tribute in 2006, before later returning to perform in 2007, 2011 and 2016.

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Chaka Khan performs onstage during the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Chante Moore attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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This Glee star sported a playful graphic top with a delicate sheer paneled skirt that instantly played up her figure. The vocalist definitely brought her A-game when it came to mixing uptown elegance with downtown graphics.

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Keisha Epps attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Demetria McKinney attends the Essence 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Tasha Smith attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Shanice Wilson and Flex Alexander attend the 6th Annual Black Women In Music event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Lalah Hathaway attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Vanessa A. Williams attends the ESSENCE 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Goapele arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Kat Graham arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Chante Moore arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Kenny Lattimore arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Golden Brooks arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Antonique Smith arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Candice Patton arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California..

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V. Bozeman attends the Essence 6th annual Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Elise Neal arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Michel'le arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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2015 ESSENCE Fest performer Anita Wilson arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Tahj Mowry arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.

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Daphne Wayans arrives at the 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California.