BET Awards: Winners List

Danny Woods
June 26, 2017

Numerous most prominent names in music came together in Los Angeles on Sunday for a night full of explosive performances, political and social commentary, and some next level promotion by Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver is out Friday if viewers somehow missed the many mentions he made).

Caught on the infamous roaming crowd camera, which has also brought us such memey goodness as Screaming Meryl and Nicole's Cooked Clapping, the petite singer was sprung resting his eyes for a mini little kip.

BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee presented the award, noting, "He's not afraid to speak up for those who can't speak up for themselves".

Solange, who had one of the last year's most critically acclaimed albums with "A Seat at the Table", won the Centric award and called Sunday "the best birthday ever".

Beyoncé's younger sister turned 31 on Saturday and is nominated for video of the year at the performance-packed ceremony.

It's not confirmed yet whether Beyonce has given birth to her twins, but it was still a pretty sure thing that she wouldn't be coming to the 2017 BET Awards.

Beyonce is up for seven honors at the show.

Mars, who was nominated for four awards that night, kicked off the show with an energetic and fun performance of his song "Perm", with his band the Hooligans, all performing and singing in ideal synchronization.

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The biggest weekend in Hip-Hop and R&B concluded on Sunday with the 17th annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

"I was inspired to study my skills and work on my connection with my neighborhood", he said.

Still Beyonce had words to share when she won the viewers' choice award through a young duo, Chloe x Halle, that the pop star asked to pick up her award.

Remy Ma beat Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott to take home the honour of best female hip-hop artiste.

Chance the Rapper won BET's humanitarian award for donating $1 million to Chicago's public schools.

Nominees for best male hip hop artist are Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Future and Big Sean. During the near 11:30 PM slot, legendary rapper MC Lyte announced presenter Issa Rae as Yara Shahidi, and while SZA was starting her performance of "Love Galore", technical issues screwed up the very beginning of the set, forcing her to start over.

The BET Lifetime Achievement Award winners, New Edition performed some of their classics, If it isn't Love, Can't you stand the rain and a medley of other hits.

Chance spoke from the heart when he picked up a special award at last night's BET awards.

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