R&B singer Sevyn Streeter performing at the UNCF An Evening of Stars/Photo Credit: MGR/LinxImages

Written by | Ray Cornelius

The 35th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars was taped last night in Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center. The star-studded event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser and collects millions of dollars for its UNCF member Historically Black Colleges & Universities as well as UNCF scholarships and programs.  The show, which was previously held in Los Angeles, was moved to Atlanta and was hosted once again by comedic actor Anthony Anderson.

Many of entertainment’s biggest and brightest stars performed during the show including Jill Scott, Monica with the legendary Isley Brothers, YouTube sensation Spoken Reasons with Marsha Ambrosius and R&B newcomers Alice Smith, August Alsina and Sevyn Streeter.

There were also appearances by Cedric the Entertainer, Braxton Family Values  stars – Tamar, Trina and Towanda Braxton, DJ Drama, actress Demetria McKinney, actor-singer Mack Wilds, actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield and 106 & Park  host  Keshia Chanté.  Also spotted in the audience were singers Algebra and Kenny Lattimore, actor Brad James and CEO of BobbCat Films, Roger Bobb.

R&B heartthrobs Usher and Trey Songz presented scholarships on behalf of their foundations and Gospel superstar Ty Tribbett closed out the show with a “hand clapping, toe tapping” finale.

The telecast will air this Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. EST on BET.

Check out a few photos from the red carpet and show below:

Trey Songz and his mother Trey Songz

 Trey Songz and his mother April Tucker

Sallie Richardson-Whitfield Roger Bobb

 Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield and  acclaimed TV and Film producer Roger Bobb

 Monica 2 Mack Wilds0

 Singer Monica and actor/singer Mack Wilds

Towanda Braxton Trina Braxton

 Braxton Family Value  stars Towanda and Trina Braxton

Jill Scott

Jill Scott opened the show with some of her biggest hits like “The Way”

Anthony Anderson

 Anthony Anderson hosted the show for the year in a row

Cedric the Entertainer

 Cedric the Entertainer and Anderson joking around before presenting a scholarship

Monica and Ronald Isley

 Monica performs For the “Love of You” with Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers

Usher Raymond

Usher presented a scholarship to a lucky student on behalf of UNCF and his New Look Foundation

RC with sasha the diva

 RC with Sasha the Diva from ATL’s Kiss 104.1 FM

RC on the red carpet

RC reporting from the Red Carpet!

Photo Credits: MGR/LinxImages

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