Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion & Other Record Setters at the BET Awards – Billboard

Here are other artists who made history at the BET Awards.
Blue Ivy Carter, the eight-year old child of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, shared in the BET HER award for “Brown Skin Girl,” together with her saint, wizkid and mother JHN. This made Blue Ivy the youngest winner in BET history. The old record was held by Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who was 10 in 2011 when she shared the YoungStars award with her brother Jaden Smith, then 12.
Roddy Ricchs debut album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, won album of the year. Its the second year in a row that a launching album has actually won this award. Last years winner was Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy. Ricch also won finest brand-new artist, despite stiff competition from Lil Nas X and Summer Walker.
Chris Brown won best male R&B/ pop artist for the record-extending 5th time. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this classification. Brown likewise won finest collaboration for his hit “No Guidance” (including Drake).

Marsai Martin, the 15-year old co-star of ABCs black-ish, won the YoungStars award for the 2nd year in a row. Shes the 3rd entertainer to win twice in this classification, following Yara Shahidi and Keke Palmer.
Burna Boy won finest global act for the 2nd year in a row. The artist is from Nigeria, as was the 2018 winner, Davido.

She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, including the last 6 years in a row.
Its the second year in a row that a launching album has actually won this award. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this category. Michael B. Jordan won finest star for the third time, tying Denzel Washington for the most wins in the classifications history. Its just the 2nd film directed by a lady to win in this category (which was presented in 2010).

Migos won best group for the fourth time, a record in the classification. They had actually been connected with OutKast, which it won 3 times.
Kirk Franklin won the Dr. Bobby Jones beset gospel/inspirational award for “Just For Me,” beating Kanye West, among others. This is Franklins fourth win in the category, which puts him in a tie with Yolanda Adams for the most wins in the categorys history.
DJ Khaleds “Higher” (featuring the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend) won video of the year. Its the very first collab to win in this classification because Jay-Z and Wests “Otis” (which credited the late Otis Redding as a featured artist) eight years earlier.

Michael B. Jordan won best star for the third time, connecting Denzel Washington for the most wins in the categorys history. The ascendant Jordan has actually won all 3 of these awards in the last five years. Washingtons most recently win remained in 2008.
Basketball great LeBron James won sportsman of the year for the seventh time, which extends his lead as the leading winner because category.
Queen & & Slim won finest film. Its only the second film directed by a woman to win in this category (which was introduced in 2010). Melina Matsoukas oversaw Queen & & Slim Ava DuVernay directed Selma, the 2015 winner.

There were novice winners in a number of essential categories at the 20th yearly BET Awards. Lizzo was named finest female R&B/ pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had actually won 10 times in this classification, including the last 6 years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won finest female hip-hop artist, beating 2 former winners in the category– Cardi B, who had actually won the last two years, and seven-time winner Nicki Minaj.
DaBaby won best male hip-hop artist, beating four-time winner Drake, among others.
Gymnast Simone Biles won sportswoman of the year for the very first time. She beat tennis legend Serena Williams (who had actually won 12 times in the classification, including the last six years in a row).