Jamie Foxx had a wild night hosting the BET Awards on Sunday, and between the high-energy skits and going off-script, he also got the chance to remind the world that he’s got a beautiful voice.
To present the Lifetime Achievement Award to music icon Anita Baker, the 50-year-old actor donned a stylish black suit and sat down in front of a grand piano to play a musical tribute to the timeless songstress.
As soon as the handsome star opened his mouth to sing, his velvety smooth voice elicited a cheer from the crowd, and it’s not hard to understand why.
Foxx performed a number of Baker’s beloved hits including “Same Ole Love” and “Angel,” before closing with her first No. 1, “Giving you the best that I Got,” and he delivered them with the vocal skill and effortless style of a seasoned lounge singer.
The talented performer has had a long and storied music career, but he doesn’t always get to show off his softer vocal stylings, and it’s nice to see that the star — who won an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray — still knows how to serenade the world on a piano.