BET celebrated beautiful, powerful, and talented women during its annual “Black Girls Rock!” special, which aired on Sunday night. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening featured musical tributes from R&B’s leading ladies including Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, and Janelle Monáe.
Janelle kicked things off with a performance plus Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland teamed up with Eve and Sevyn Streeter for a remix to her Talk a Good Game single “Gone.”
Mariah Carey honored her godmother Patti LaBelle with the Living Legend Award, while Jennifer Hudson bestowed praise on Queen Latifah while presenting her with the Rock Star Award.
See these soulful salutes plus performances from Patti, Ledisi, and Amber Riley below.