No one will deny that 2022 is Mary J. Blige‘s year. After delivering a history-making performance in a glitzy ensemble at the Super Bowl, the pop culture icon just won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Blige’s performance as Monet Tejada in Starz’s crime series “Power Book II: Ghost” earned her the second win in that category.
Taking the stage to accept her well-deserved award, the 51-year-old singer stunned in a royal-purple gown. The dress is from Lebanese-Italian fashion designer Tony Ward‘s fall 2021 couture collection, and it features an open front and sequin bandeau top. Ahead, appreciate the head-turning gown and soul-shaking performance.