Sunday’s BET Awards generated memories, laughs and feels. The three-hour spectacle honoured artists, crowned Janet Jackson as an ultimate icon, debuted Rihanna’s new video and was loaded with great moments from some of the best people in music.
The star of the night was obviously Janet Jackson as tributes were made to celebrate her career and Smokey Robinson earned the Lifetime Achievement Award — between show-stopping performances and amazing presenters. Talented celebs such as Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Terrance Howard took home serious wins.
Rihanna provided audiences with unforgettable moments — from duct-taping Floyd Mayweather’s mouth shut to throwing money in some dude’s face and debuting a teaser for her ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ video. Basically, Rihanna was boss.
The best of the hip-hop industry made magic happen at the Microsoft Theatre in LA last night — audiences were treated to awesome performances by Big Sean, Alicia Keys and The Weekend.
And if you missed it — fear not, because we have the full list of winners here at TheHollywoodMag!
Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Youngstars Award: Mo’ne Davis
Best Movie: Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, “7/11”
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil’ Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”
Centric Award: The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson
PS, here’s the Rihanna trailer in case you were wondering!
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