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2020 BET Awards Recap: Who Brought Home the Awards?

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BET’s very first virtual awards show kicked off to an amazing start as we celebrated the artistry of several different entertainment contributors. In the past 18 years of hosting this ceremony, this is the first time BET has came together to showcase a wide variety of performances outside of their typical arena style. Moreover, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show consisted of about 17 performances that were pre-recorded for the nominees, celebrities, and viewers to watch comfortably at home. They showcased a range of creative visuals as well as sparking storylines that ranged from Megan Thee Stallion performing her new hit single, “Girls in the Hood” in a rural, countryside scenery to Lil Wayne’s performance that paid tribute to Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement, and highlighted the pandemic. Other performances included DaBaby & Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker & Usher, Chuck D, Nas, YG, Black Thought, Rapsody, John Legend, Masego, D Smoke, SiR, Jennifer Hudson, Lonr. , Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock, Jonathan McReynolds & Kane Brown, Kierra Sheard & Karen Clark, and Wayne Brady. 

Congratulations to our BET category award winners! 

  1. Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
  2.  Video of the Year: DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend “Higher”
  3. Best International Artist: Burna Boy
  4. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Lizzo
  5. Viewers Choice Award: Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign- Hot Girl Summer
  6. Album of the Year: Please Excuse For Being Antisocial- Roddy Ricch
  7. BET HER Award: Beyonce feat. Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid & Saint Jhn- “Brown Skin Girl”
  8. Winner Best Group: Migos
  9. Viewers’Choice Best New International Act: Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
  10. Best Actress: Issa Rae
  11. Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin- “Just For Me”
  12. Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan
  13. Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
  14. Best Collaboration: Chris Brown feat. Drake- “No Guidance”
  15. Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
  16. Best New Artist: Roddy Ricch
  17. Video of the Year: DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend- “Higher”
  18. Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin
  19. Sportsman of the Year Award: Lebron James
  20. Best Movie of the Year: Queen & Slim
  21. Sportswoman of the Year Award: Simone Biles

 

Make sure to visit this site to watch the full 2020 BET Awards performances! 

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Priscilla Ashlee is a Rutgers University graduate with a degree in Communications and a passion for media-entertainment. She currently lives in NJ/ NYC and loves music, art, fashion, and writing. Stay connected with her via instagram: www.instagram.com/prissyashlee

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