It was ladies’ night as BET aired its annual “Black Girls Rock!” celebration on Sunday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded affair honored the achievements of women of color with heartfelt performances, tributes, and special awards. This year’s honorees included Dionne Warwick (Living Legend Award), Alicia Keys (Rock Star Award), and Janelle Monáe (Young, Gifted, & Black Award).
Ciara had the crowd on its feet with “Sorry” and the title track off her upcoming album One Woman Army, and was joined by Missy Elliott for “1, 2 Step.” Missy also delivered her new single “9th Inning.” Brandy soared with “Wildest Dreams,” and Keyshia Cole tore the house down with her new single “Trust and Believe” off her upcoming album Woman to Woman.
Alicia ignited the stage with “New Day” and her female anthem “Girl on Fire,” India.Arie performed “I Am Not My Hair” and her new single “6th Avenue,” and Luke James, Anthony Hamilton, and Eric Benét catered to the ladies with “Wildflower.” Even SWV returned to the stage to perform a medley of their ’90s classics.
Watch all the performances on demand below.
Read the rest of this entry »