There were novice winners in several essential categories at the 20th yearly BET Awards. Lizzo was named best 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 previous 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, 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 classification, consisting of the last six years in a row).
She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, consisting of the last 6 years in a row.
Its the 2nd year in a row that a debut album has 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 categorys history. Its just the 2nd movie directed by a lady to win in this classification (which was introduced in 2010).
Michael B. Jordan won finest star for the 3rd time, connecting Denzel Washington for the most wins in the classifications history. The ascendant Jordan has won all 3 of these awards in the last 5 years. Washingtons most 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 because category.
Queen & & Slim won best movie. Its just the 2nd film directed by a lady to win in this category (which was presented in 2010). Melina Matsoukas oversaw 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,” in addition to her wizkid, mother and saint 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 won this award.
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 best collaboration 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 second year in a row. Shes the third entertainer to win two times in this classification, following Yara Shahidi and Keke Palmer.
Burna Boy won finest international act for the 2nd year in a row. The artist is from Nigeria, as was the 2018 winner, Davido.
Migos won best group for the fourth time, a record in the category. They had actually been tied with OutKast, which it won three times.
Kirk Franklin won the Dr. Bobby Jones beset gospel/inspirational award for “Just For Me,” beating Kanye West, amongst others. This is Franklins 4th win in the classification, 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 highlighted artist) eight years back.