There were first-time winners in numerous essential categories at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was called best female R&B/ pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, including the last six years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won finest female hip-hop artist, beating 2 former winners in the classification– Cardi B, who had 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, including the last 6 years in a row).
Migos won best group for the fourth time, a record in the classification. They had actually been tied 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, 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 first collab to win in this classification given that Jay-Z and Wests “Otis” (which credited the late Otis Redding as a featured artist) eight years earlier.
She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this classification, including the last six years in a row.
Its the 2nd year in a row that a debut album has actually won this award. He beat The Weeknd, who has yet to win in this classification. Michael B. Jordan won finest actor for the 3rd time, tying Denzel Washington for the most wins in the categorys history. Its just the 2nd film directed by a lady to win in this classification (which was introduced in 2010).
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.
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 mom, saint 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 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 launching album has actually won this award. Last years winner was Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy. Ricch also won finest new artist, regardless of stiff competitors 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 category. Brown likewise won best collaboration for his hit “No Guidance” (featuring Drake).
Michael B. Jordan won best star for the 3rd time, connecting Denzel Washington for the most wins in the categorys history. The ascendant Jordan has actually won all three of these awards in the last five years. Washingtons most just recently win was in 2008.
Basketball fantastic 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 film. Its only the 2nd film directed by a lady to win in this category (which was introduced in 2010). Melina Matsoukas manage Queen & & Slim Ava DuVernay directed Selma, the 2015 winner.