2023 NAACP Image Awards: 5 of Our Favorite Most Sultry Performances

Grammy award-winning singer Jazmine Sullivan dazzled viewers with an unforgettable performance.

Grammy award-winning singer Jazmine Sullivan dazzled audience members and viewers at home when she took the stage during the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards with a show-stopping performance of her smash hit “Pick up You Feelings.” As we gear up for what is expected to be another fantastic celebration of Black Hollywood—live from Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the first time in three years—we’re looking back at some of our favorite performances from award-winning musical guests. Check it out below.

  • Jill Scott

    Award-winning singer and songwriter Jill Scott gave an extra sultry performance of a medley of her songs “Do You Remember” and “The Way” during the 51st  NAACP Image Awards hosted by actor Anthony Anderson.

  • The Fugees

    In 1996, Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel, and Lauryn Hill, better known as legendary hip-hop group The Fugees, delivered a timeless performance of their classic record, “Fu-Gee-La” followed by their smash single “Killing Me Softly With His Song” at the 27th annual event.

  • Luther Vandross

    Not many could draw the kind of reaction the late Luther Vandross did with his performance of “A House Is Not a Home“ during the 19th annual NAACP Image Awards. Fellow musical icon Dionne Warwick, who initially sang the song in 1964, watched in awe from the audience as applause and cheer filled the room.

  • Jazmine Sullivan

    During the 52nd annual celebration, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Jazmine Sullivan captivated viewers with a powerful performance of her smash single “Pick Up Your Feelings.”

  • H.E.R & Skip Marley

    Multi-talented singer and singer H.E.R and reggae royalty Skip Marley electrified the stage during the 51st NAACP Image Awards with a dazzling performance of their smash single “Slow Down.”

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