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1. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

The 2014 BET Honors were taped this Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae and more celebs who paid homage to our most coveted entertainers. Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and more iconic musicians were tributed through song. While everyone looked particularly dashing, J Hud stood out in a white peplum dress. Check out these performance flicks.

2. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

The superstar wears a daring Pierre Balmain peplum dress, showing off her waist and fit physique.

3. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Mariah lays out on the piano during her performance of a new single, “You’re Mine.” The powerhouse wore a low-cut Rubin Singer black gown that had folks talking.

4. Janelle Monae & Aretha Franklin

Janelle Monae & Aretha Franklin

Janelle and Ms. Aretha were seen chatting backstage.

5. Anthony Anderson & Wayne Brady

Anthony Anderson & Wayne Brady

The two funnymen shared the stage during the ceremony.

6. Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

BET Honor’s honoree Aretha Franklin delivers an epic tribute performance to the late Nelson Mandela. Her tribute included performances from Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson and Franklin’s own granddaughter, Victorie Franklin, who performed Tamela Mann’s “Take Me to the King.”

7. jennifer Hudson

jennifer Hudson

J. Hud performs for Aretha Franklin’s tribute performance.

8. Jennifer Hudson & Janelle Monae

Jennifer Hudson & Janelle Monae

Janelle and Jennifer poses for pics backstage. Monae gave a fun performance of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”

9. Tamar & Vince

Tamar & Vince

The married couple showed PDA and kissy faces on the red carpet. The Grammy-nominated singer later performed Diana Ross’ “Upside Down.”

10. Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds

The singer and actor from “The Wire” looks dapper in an all-black tux.