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2017 BET Awards Recap

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By Tiara Bryant

In case you missed the BET Awards last night; here’s a quick run-down of last night’s festivities in Black Hollywood, hosted by Leslie Jones!

Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock

First off, Bruno Mars started the show with his performance of, hit, ‘Perm’ off his album ‘24K Magic!’ He had all the girls (and some guys) in the audience screaming, singing, and dancing along the entire time! There also lively performances by Migos, Mary J. Blige, Xscape, El DeBarge, Future, SZA, and more.

Chance the rapper received BET’s Humanitarian Award for his efforts in aiding the education systems in Chicago school districts, and only at the young age of 24. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, even congratulated Chance for his huge accomplishments via video. Mrs. Obama encouraged Chance and other’s alike to keep striving to make a better life for others who aren’t as fortunate, so in turn, the good deeds will continue throughout generations.

Huge year for New Edition, as their BET biopic was a huge success, new music and tours coming our way, and honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award! The cast of the New Edition Story, performed for the very men they acted out in the biopic. And thereafter, the cast and New Edition performed all together making the crowd go wild!

All in all, it was a great year for the BET Awards, the culture was definitely celebrated last night, and lives on forever!

List of winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher 

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
WINNER: Migos
Rae Sremmurd 

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown Feat. Gucci Mane & Usher – party
DJ Khaled Feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
WINNER: Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
J. Cole
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
WINNER: Remy Ma
Young M.A 

Video of the Year
WINNER: Beyoncé – “Sorry” (tie)
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
WINNER: Bruno Mars – “24k Magic” (tie)
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky” 

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – Kehlani “Crzy”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes Feat. Desiigner”
WINNER: Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé “Sorry” 

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A

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Album of the Year
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
WINNER: Lemonade – Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia Feat. Tye Tribbett –”I Made It”
Kirk Franklin Feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”
WINNER: Lecrae – “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
WINNER: Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
WINNER: Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Fences
Get Out
WINNER: Hidden Figures
Moonlight
The Birth of a Nation

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
WINNER: Stephen Curry 

Centric Award
Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
WINNER: Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd – “All About Me”
Yuna – “Crush” Feat. Usher 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
WINNER: Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – Starboy 

Best International Act: Europe
Booba (France)
Mhd (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skkepta (UK)
WINNER: Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK) 

Best International Act: Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Tekno (Nigeria)
WINNER: WizKid (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

 

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