Marie Lodi
Updated Jun 27, 2016 @ 4:21 pm
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Last night’s BET Awards was a monumental event filled with emotional Prince tributes from Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, and Sheila E., electrifying performances by Usher and Beyoncé, and a powerful and inspiring speech from Jesse Williams. The stars also brought their best to the red carpet — from Gabrielle Union’s burgundy Marc Jacobs gown to Tinashe’s lingerie-inspired lace number to EJ Johnson’s sheer jumpsuit. The slayosity levels were CLEARLY off the charts. Alicia Keys also kept her no-makeup promise and arrived at the event with a fresh face. Can you imagine how much time she saved getting ready?

Check out 17 of the most stunning looks from the event, including Bey, whose fringe-trimmed bodysuit made her look like a powerful phoenix onstage.

1. Alicia Keys

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2. Gabrielle Union

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3. Janelle Monae

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4. Aja Naomi King

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5. Mya

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6. Meagan Good

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7. Quvenzhane Wallis

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8. Raven Goodwin

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9. EJ Johnson

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10. Tinashe

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11. Karrueche Tran

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12. Toni Braxton

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13. Tracee Ellis Ross

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14. Regina Hall

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15. Mayte Garcia

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16. Taraji P. Henson

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17. And…Beyoncé

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