BLACK VOICES
02/09/2012 03:15 pm ET | Updated Feb 09, 2012

Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored At ESSENCE 'Black Women In Music' 2012 (PHOTOS)

Celebrities rocked the red carpet in Los Angeles last night at the ESSENCE "Black Women In Music" reception, sporting the flyest fashions for the star-studded event.

Just when we thought things couldn't get much better for Kelly Rowland, who scored a Grammy nomination for her single "Motivation" and seems to be head over heels in love with her new "good man," the ex-Destiny's Child star was honored that evening along with industry veteran Sylvia Rhone, for her outstanding achievements in music.

Ms. Rowland looked stunning in a citrus-colored, one-shouldered flowing gown and was reunited with her former group mate Michelle Williams. Tons of other fabulous stars attended the invitation-only affair, including Rowland's other former bandmate Latoya Luckett, who looked curvy in a cobalt blue cocktail dress, and rapper turned actress Eve, who stopped traffic in a floor-length lime green number.

There's no doubt the music was live, with rapper MC Lyte spinning on the ones and twos, and even R&B sensation Tamia made an appearance in a sexy black satin wrap dress. Singers Ne-Yo, Kenny Lattimore and funny man Wayne Brady also showed up and showed out, representing the ever-so-handsome men in the industry.

Check out the fashion and fun times in the photos below.

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