The Black Girls Rock! awards aired Tuesday 5th April on BET, with some performances that absolutely brought the house down and some fab Blues Girls were front and centre making this happen. Black Girls Rock! launched 10 years ago to boost the confidence of young black girls by recognising the achievements of black female role models and challenging traditional media portrayals of black women. R&B / Soul music came through and provided some rockin’ entertainment all night long and we’ve done a special round-up of those performances for you.
Jazmine Sullivan reminds us that her talent is a ‘Masterpiece’
One our absolute favs opened the show with ‘Masterpiece’ off her 2015 critically-acclaimed album ‘Reality Show’. The album, as well as this performance, is a masterpiece of brilliant artistry. We’re always blown away by how effortless, but powerful her performances are.
Andra Day Rises Up
Soul singer and Stevie Wonder protégé, Andra Day, gave a vocally-electrifying performance of her Grammy-nominated single ‘Rise Up’. Watch the jazz-inspired singer’s flawless performance below:
Brandy’s Beggin’ and Pleadin’
Grammy award winner, Brandy channeled her time on Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Roxie in a fun, theatrical performance with a ’20s inspired twist.
Lauryn Hill made us lose one!
The legendary talent that is Miss Lauryn Hill brought the house down with a performance that saw her revamp her hit ‘Lost Ones’ by infusing the electrifying beats of another legend, Fela Kuti, with Fela-style dancers in tow. There couldn’t have been a better close-out to what was an incredible night.