The BET Awards is one that celebrates the superb accomplishments of African-Americans who have done marvelously well in the world of entertainment and sports,The 2017 edition which just came to an end saw celebrities being celebrated in pop and pagentry as they stepped forward to recieve the prestigious BET award.
This years edition held at the Microsoft theatre and was hosted by Leslie Jones.
It also saw international acts like Bruno Mars, Migos and Chance the Rapper.
Beyonce clinched five awards while Remy Ma beat Nicki Minaj to win the Best Female Hip Hop Artist of the year and we also saw Kendrick Lamar win the Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
Check the list of winners
Humanitarian Award winner: Chance the Rapper
Lifetime Achievement Award WINNER: New Edition 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
Viewers’ Choice Award
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy” WINNER: Beyonce, “Sorry” Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee” Drake, “Fake Love”
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne A Tribe Called Quest Fat Joe & Remy Ma WINNER: Migos Rae Sremmurd
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem” Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party” DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining” WINNER: Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee” Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Best Male Hip-Hop ArtistBig 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” Big Sean – “Bounce Back” WINNER: Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Migos ft. 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 ft. Desiigner” WINNER: Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé, “Sorry”
Best New Artist
21 Savage Cardi B WINNER: Chance the Rapper Khalid Young M.A.
Gabrielle Union Issa Rae Janelle Monae WINNER: Taraji P. Henson Viola Davis
Bryshere Y. Gray Denzel Washington Donald Glover WINNER: Mahershala Ali Omari Hardwick Dr. Bobby Jones
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone” Fantasia ft. Tye Tribbett, “I Made It” Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You” WINNER: Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)” Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Ace Hunter Caleb McLaughlin Jaden Smith Marsai Martin WINNER: Yara Shahidi
Get Out Moonlight WINNER: Hidden Figures Fences The Birth of a Nation Sportswomen of the Year Gabby Douglas WINNER: Serena Williams Simone Biles Skylar Diggins Venus Williams
Sportsman of the Year
LeBron James Cam Newton Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Westbrook WINNER: Stephen Curry
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 ft. Usher, “Crush”
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
Best International Act: Europe
WINNER: Stormzy Skepta Giggs Craig David Wiley Emeli Sande MHD Booba
Best International Act: Africa
WINNER: Wizkid Tekno Mr. Eazi Davido Stonebwoy Aka Nasty C Babes Wodumo