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 entertainer to win twice in this category, following Yara Shahidi and Keke Palmer.
Burna Boy won best worldwide act for the second year in a row. The artist is from Nigeria, as was the 2018 winner, Davido.
There were novice winners in several crucial categories at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was named finest female R&B/ pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, consisting of the last six years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won best female hip-hop artist, beating 2 previous winners in the category– Cardi B, who had won the last two 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 first time. She beat tennis legend Serena Williams (who had won 12 times in the classification, including the last six years in a row).
She beat Beyoncé, who had actually won 10 times in this category, consisting of the last six years in a row.
Its the second year in a row that a launching album has won this award. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this category. Michael B. Jordan won finest actor for the third time, connecting Denzel Washington for the most wins in the classifications history. Its just the 2nd film directed by a female to win in this category (which was introduced in 2010).
Michael B. Jordan won finest star for the 3rd time, tying Denzel Washington for the most wins in the classifications history. The ascendant Jordan has actually won all 3 of these awards in the last 5 years. Washingtons most just recently win was in 2008.
Basketball excellent LeBron James won sportsman of the year for the seventh time, which extends his lead as the top winner in that classification.
Queen & & Slim won finest motion picture. Its only the 2nd movie directed by a woman to win in this classification (which was introduced in 2010). Melina Matsoukas manage Queen & & Slim Ava DuVernay directed Selma, the 2015 winner.
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, mother and wizkid 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 launching album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, won album of the year. Its the 2nd year in a row that a launching album has won this award. In 2015s winner was Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy. Ricch likewise won finest brand-new artist, in spite of stiff competitors from Lil Nas X and Summer Walker.
Chris Brown won finest male R&B/ pop artist for the record-extending fifth time. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this category. Brown also won finest partnership for his hit “No Guidance” (featuring Drake).
Migos won best group for the 4th time, a record in the category. They had 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” (featuring the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend) won video of the year. Its the very first collab to win in this category considering that Jay-Z and Wests “Otis” (which credited the late Otis Redding as a highlighted artist) eight years back.