Alicia Keys' annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball was a success last night with tons of celebs coming out to support the cause and make their presence known on the black carpet. Go inside the fabness at the HammersteinBallroom last night inside...
Last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Alicia Keys hosted her 12th Annual Black Ball, emceed by actor, comedian and director, Chris Rock!
The celeb-packed night celebrated the work of KCA and helped to raise the necessary funds to provide treatment and care for children, youth and families living with and affected by HIV in Africa and India.
Before last night's big event, Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball raised over $24.9 million for children and families affected by HIV. Nice!
Alicia made a gorgeous appearance in a sheer black gown with her supportive husband Swizz Beatz right by her side.
A beautiful look for her, even with the leather jacket. The singer and philanthropist gushed on social media about the big night yesterday saying:
All smiles at tonight's #kcablackball so humbled and grateful for every single body that helps @keepachildalive do the incredible work we do! To all the artists that gave their time @lionbabe @wale @lennykravitz @chrisrock grateful for your generous heart. To everyone in the room tonight and those that sent love from afar. It only happens if we do it together!! #euphoric #humbled #proud #KCA #powerful #purposeful #goodwork #love. We'll get into it tomorrow.... Sweet dreams!!
Alicia's long time mentor Clive Davis was in the building of course.
The "28 Thousand Days" songstress tapped comedian Chris Rock to keep the party going as emcee:
As for our fave look of the night:
Angela Simmons shut it down in this caped white sating blazer and skirt look. She added the pop of print & color with the shoe, and we're loving every bit of it.
Gayle King hit the black carpet and caught up with race car driver Lewis Hamilton:
Tyson Beckford kept it dapper on the carpet.
Lenny Kravitz snapped it up with a few celeb friends.
He even took a pic with Wale.
"The Matrimony" rapper cleaned up nicely for the carpet before he hit the stage to perform and also caught up with Chris.
Carmelo Anthony flew solo and snapped a pic with Alicia's brother Cole Cook and Kamal Haute.
Angela Simmons won the crown as Photobomb Queen for this pic. Ha!
Celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins looked fabulous in her sequined number.
Beyonce's head stylist Ty Hunter threw on some emerald fabulous and took over the red carpet corresponding for the night:
Alicia herself also performed, and brought LIONBABE on stage for a duet.
Congrats to Alicia on all the fab philanthropic work she is doing through KCA.