16th BET annual Awards


The 16th annual BET Awards show aired live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show, which honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, also featured tributes to Prince by a slew of artists, including Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder, and a surprise performance by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar.

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Beyonce & Kendrick Lamar

BET Awards Pay Tribute to Prince With The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Sheila E. & More. For me personally the highlight was Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams was given the Humanitarian Award, he also delivered a spectacular Black Lives Matter speech, while Samuel L. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

A complete of winners is below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist –
Beyonce (WINNER)
Andra Day
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group
Drake & Future (WINNER)
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
Puff Daddy & the Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Best Collaboration
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (WINNER)
Big Sean ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Future ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce – “Feeling Myself”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake (WINNER)
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Dej Loaf
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Video Director of the Year
Director X (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley and the Little Homies
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Bryson Tiller (WINNER)
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Kirk Franklin (WINNER)
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson (WINNER)
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
O’Shea Jackson Jr.

YoungStars Award
Amandla Stenberg (WINNER)
Quvenzhane Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Straight Outta Compton (WINNER)
Beasts of No Nation

Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (WINNER)
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry (WINNER)
Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”

Centric Award
Beyonce – “Formation” (WINNER)
Andra Day – “Rise Up”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “BBHMM”
The Internet – “Under Control”

Best International Act Africa
Wizkid (Nigeria)
AKA (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa) (WINNER)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D’Ivoire)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act UK
Skepta (WINNER)
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah