BLACK GIRLS ROCK! an annual award show that began on BET in 2006, is a show that honors black women in various industries, including medicine, entertainment/music, and even entrepreneurship. Each year, a black actress hosts that show and many well known faces are seen on the stage performing or in the audience. Nicey Nash, an emmy-nominated actress, comedian, and TV host, was selected as this year’s host. Her bright and bubbly personality was definitely showcased all night, between her jokes and the way that she honored the achievements of black women.
Prior to the show, hundreds of black women and men walked down the BET red carpet, wearing their best fashion, and taking the time to speak to several red carpet hosts. Some of the favorite looks of the night included Brandy, Ciara, Lala Milan, and Mumu Fresh, who all wore unique yet gorgeous dresses.
There were 6 awards given out to honor women in their field who were making strides to change the world:
Icon Award: Angela Bassett
Star Power Award: Regina King
Rock Star Award: Ciara
Young, Gifted & Black Award: H.E.R
Shot Caller Award: Debra Martin Chase
Community Change Agent Award: Gwenn Carr, Lucy McBath, Geneva Reed-Veal, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Maria Hamilton, Sybrina Fulton
Of course, the night wasn’t just filled with honoring the honorees, there were also several musical performances that wowed the crowd. Several R&B/Soul performances were done by Ari Lennox (Shea Butter Baby), India.Arie (Steady Love), Kiana Ledé (Heavy), Monica (Commitment) and Erykah Badu alongside William Murphy and Common. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2019 was definitely a night to remember. For clips of the performances, visit bet.com