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1. 2015 Essence Black Women in Music Event

Some of the biggest names in entertainment descended upon the Avalon Hollywood last night for the Essence Black Women in Music event. Presented by Lincoln Motor Company, the ceremony honored Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Brandy, Lianne La Havas and MC Lyte who each took the stage for powerful performances. The fashion on the red carpet was just as dazzling. Check out our fave looks of the night!

2. Jill Scott

The woman of the hour, honoree Jill Scott, wore a spectacular royal blue Tadashi Shoji number complimented by colorful Jimmy Choo sandals.

3. Ciara

Ciara shut the red carpet down in a Zuhair Murad floor-length black gown with a thigh-high slit, teased tresses and pared-down makeup. She proves time and time again that a simple yet classic look can make the most powerful statement.

4. Tamera Mowry-Housely

Tamera Mowry-Housely looked radiant in an Adam Lippes white strapless dress with a hi-low hem, Christian Louboutin pumps. Now, this is how you dress a baby bump!

5. Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya was a breath of fresh air on the red carpet in a Sergio Hudson polka dot top and colorblock skirt. As usual, her look is bold, vibrant and refreshing.

6. Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks proved that looking good is the best revenge in a cut-out black gown and ombre waves.

7. Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan turned heads like the legend she is in a black blouse and leather pants, accented by her signature red hair and a diva fan. Bow down!

8. Jessica White

Jessica White stunned on the red carpet in a Celia Kritharioti one-shoulder gown that left little to the imagination. Just look at those legs!

9. MC Lyte

One of the night’s honorees, MC Lyte, glowed in an embellished blazer thrown over sleek black separates. Her hair, a braided mohawk, stole the show.

10. Adrienne Bailon

Newly-engaged TV show host Adrienne Bailon went for a feminine, romantic look in a halter dress with a heart-shaped neckline and full skirt. We’re sure fiancĂ© Lenny S. approved.

11. Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele wowed on the red carpet with a flirty jumpsuit and long twists, worn in a regal updo.

12. Lianne La Havas

Honoree Lianne La Havas was all about the details: a black fur stole, keyhole neckline, lace full skirt and a gold jeweled belt. Her teased curly ‘fro complimented her look perfectly.

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