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2013 BET Awards: Top 5 Performances of the Night


It was more about the show-stopping performances than the actual awards last night at the 2013 BET Awards.

Hosted by actor-comedian Chris Tucker, Sunday night’s event featured and honored some of the entertainment industry’s most talented professionals. Take a look at the gallery above to see who stunned at the star-studded show.

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But the spotlight belonged to the R&B and hip-hop artists who rocked the stage, bringing audience members to their feet. And in case you missed it, we’ve highlighted the top 5 performances below. Who were your favorites?

5. Apparently, Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu vibe well together, as the two pair off to sing Kendrick’s “B***h, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

4. Ciara and Nicki Minaj showed what it means to be strong, independent women with a whole lot of sex appeal in their super sensual performance.

3. Mariah Carey dazzled and awed in her remix of “Beautiful” with Miguel and Young Jeezy.

2. Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. got everyone dancing to their summer hit, “Blurred Lines,” a clear favorite among the audience members.

1. The performance of the night goes to Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, and Snoop Lion, as the artists paid tribute to Charlie, who earned the lifetime achievement award.