Ledisi performing during BGR 2013/Photo Credit: ESSENCE.com

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Beverly Bond’s 2013 Black Girls Rock was recorded last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This year’s show was hosted again by crowd favorites Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.

As previously reported, this year’s honorees included Queen Latifah, Mara Brock Akil, Venus Williams, Ameena Mathews, Misty Copeland and Marian Wright Edelman.

The audience was also thrilled by performances from Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Ledisi, Alice Smith, 2012 BGR Honoree Janelle Monae and 2013 Living Legend Award recipient Patti Labelle.

Nia Long, Tatyana Ali, La La Anthony, Marsha Ambrosius and Soledad O’Brien served as presenters.

Check out some of the red carpet looks below:

Amber RileyNia Long

Former Glee  star Amber Riley and Best Man Holiday  actress Nia Long

 Kelly RowlandMichelle Williams

Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams

JHudTracee and Regina

Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson and co-hosts Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross

Tatyana AliKeke Palmer

Actresses Tatyana Ali and Keke Palmer


The cast of Girlfriends  with honoree Mara Brock Akil


Performer and Living Legend honoree Patti Labelle

Beverly Bond

Black Girls Rock Founder Beverly Bond

Queen LatifahMariah and Patti

Honoree Queen Latifah and Mariah Carey with Patti Labelle

 Venus WilliamsRoss and King

Honoree Venus Williams with Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross

Black Girls Rock 2013  will air next Sunday, November 3 at 7p.m. on BET.

Photo Credit: ESSENCE.com

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