Surrounded by family, friends, and admirers, the music legend was honored for the length and breadth of the star-studded ceremony.
One especially notable name on-hand was Beyonce – who was called on to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to a woman many have drawn career comparisons to. Both reared in iconic groups and blazed a trail as formidable solo forces.
Suffice to say, the choice was oh so fitting.
Watch one Dreamgirl salute another after the jump…