The 2011 BET Awards, like most awards shows, were packed full of as many performances as the number of awards handed out. Everyone from Lil Wayne to Chris Brown and Alicia Keys stole the show with live performances of hits, both theirs and others.

Of course, few were a match for Cee Lo -- who laid down a tribute to Patti LaBelle ... Dressed as Patti LaBelle. True to fashion, the 2011 BET Awards came swinging with the big guns out, and did not disappoint.

2011 BET Awards Performances:

Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards with a medley performance that featured a surprise appearance by veteran soul singer Anita Baker. [Watch Here]

Rick Ross took the stage at the 2011 BET Awards to perform the current events Ace Hood hit he’s featured on, ‘Hustle Hard,’ with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled. [Watch Here]

Chris Brown performed a medley of his hits, including ‘She Ain’t You,’ ‘Deuces,’ and ‘Look at Me Now.' [Watch Here]

Alicia Keys premiered a 'new' tune called 'Typewriter,' and was joined on stage by Bruno Mars and Rick Ross. [Watch Here]

Detroit rhyme-slinger Big Sean gave the people a taste of what to expect from his new album with a performance of his single ‘My Last’ tonight on the 2011 BET Awards. [Watch Here]

Cee Lo brought us an, um, interesting show tonight. Did you see him dress up as Patti LaBelle to pay tribute to her? [Read More]

Trey Songz and Kelly Rowland shared the stage in separate but equal performances at the 2011 BET Awards. [Watch Here]

Lil Wayne and Drake bounded on stage with Rick Ross and DJ Khaled to close out the show with a performance of ‘I’m On One.’ [Watch Here]