By Amanda Michelle Steiner
September 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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There’s no denying the impact of Empire. The hip-hop drama’s explosive first season did the unthinkable, gaining exponentially more viewers with each passing week, and the two-hour finale culminated in a whopping 16.5 million viewers. The Emmy-nominated series shows no signs of slowing down with stars like Mariah Carey, Vivica A. Fox, André Leon Talley, and more set to break bread with the Lyon family. 

In advance and celebration of season 2, Fox hosted a live stream event featuring performances and a panel Q&A from the show’s stars and creators on Saturday live from Carnegie Hall in New York City.

You can still watch the event in its entirety below, and be sure to read EW’s interview with Taraji P. Henson from the red carpet, where she said that it’s “bittersweet” she may be the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. See also our interview with Becky G, whose character Valentina is being referred to on set as “baby Cookie.”

Season 2 of Empire premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. 

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