Michael B. Jordan won best actor for the 3rd time, connecting Denzel Washington for the most wins in the categorys history. The ascendant Jordan has won all three of these awards in the last 5 years. Washingtons most just recently win remained in 2008.
Basketball great LeBron James won sportsperson of the year for the seventh time, which extends his lead as the leading winner because classification.
Queen & & Slim won finest film. Its just the second film directed by a woman to win in this classification (which was presented in 2010). Melina Matsoukas oversaw Queen & & Slim Ava DuVernay directed Selma, the 2015 winner.
There were novice winners in numerous essential classifications at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was named best female R&B/ pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this classification, consisting of the last six years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won finest female hip-hop artist, beating two former winners in the classification– Cardi B, who had actually won the last 2 years, and seven-time winner Nicki Minaj.
DaBaby won best male hip-hop artist, beating four-time winner Drake, to name a few.
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 category, consisting of the last 6 years in a row).
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,” in addition to her mother, saint and wizkid JHN. This made Blue Ivy the youngest winner in BET history. The old record was held by Willow Smith, the child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who was 10 in 2011 when she shared the YoungStars award with her bro 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 debut album has actually won this award. In 2015s winner was Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy. Ricch likewise won best new artist, regardless of stiff competitors from Lil Nas X and Summer Walker.
Chris Brown won finest male R&B/ pop artist for the record-extending 5th time. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this category. Brown also won finest cooperation for his hit “No Guidance” (featuring 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 third performer to win two times in this category, following Yara Shahidi and Keke Palmer.
Burna Boy won finest worldwide act for the second year in a row. The artist is from Nigeria, as was the 2018 winner, Davido.
She beat Beyoncé, who had actually won 10 times in this classification, consisting of the last six years in a row.
Its the 2nd 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 3rd time, tying Denzel Washington for the most wins in the classifications history. Its just the second film directed by a woman to win in this classification (which was presented in 2010).
Migos won best group for the 4th 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, to name a few. This is Franklins 4th win in the category, which puts him in a tie with Yolanda Adams for the most wins in the classifications history.
DJ Khaleds “Higher” (including the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend) won video of the year. Its the first collab to win in this category considering that Jay-Z and Wests “Otis” (which credited the late Otis Redding as a featured artist) eight years ago.