Friends and fellow living legends Berry Gordy and Quincy Jones were on hand to celebrate the honor with Avant. Attendees included Angela Bassett, Ciara & Russell Wilson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Faith Evans, Don Lemon, LL Cool J and others. Performances included Travis Scott performing current hit, “Sicko Mode,” and R&B star H.E.R., who received a standing ovation during this, her first gala appearance.
Check out highlights from the red carpet and ceremony below.
The 61st annual GRAMMYS, hosted by Alicia Keys, will air tonight, Feb 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.