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BET Awards 2019 Winners List, Plus: The Biggest Moments

BET Awards 2019 Winners List, Plus: The Biggest Moments
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The stars were out Sunday night for the 2019 BET Awards in Los Angeles!

Before the show, “Extra’s” Tanika Ray spoke with John, who dished on having more kids with Chrissy Teigen, and his “Voice” family. Watch!

Regina Hall hosted the ceremony, attended by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Lizzo, La La Anthony, and many more.

The star-studded show featured feel-good performances by artists like Cardi B and Mary J. Blige, who set the mood for the rest of the evening.

Cardi B and Offset gave a joint performance of “Clout.” She went on to perform her hot new single "Press," which was filled with choreography and a sexy lap dance for her husband.

One of hottest artists, Rihanna, expressed her deep appreciation for the Queen of Hip Hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ri said, “You have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry, and on behalf of all the women [who] came after you — like myself — thank you for being you, so we can feel comfortable being ourselves.”

Blige reminded the audience that the award is bigger than she is, saying, “I’m a servant and I’m here to serve… This journey has always been bigger than me, and my mission is not only just to survive right now, it’s to thrive and continue to make history while I do it.”

She definitely made history by surprising everyone – by performing her own tribute! Accompanied by Method Man and Lil’ Kim, Blige performed hits like “Just Fine,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” and “No More Drama”... for nearly twenty minutes!

The night also shined a spotlight on an important artist and leader in the community - the late Nipsey Hussle. While fighting back tears, T.I. presented the Humanitarian Award for the rapper, stressing, “He was a leader well beyond his years.”

Nipsey's family accepted the award on his behalf, and his grandmother was taken by the amount of love and support for her grandchild. His girlfriend Lauren London gave thanks to everyone who has shown their support. “The marathon continues again," London said before leaving the stage. His life was remembered in a moving performance by Marsha Ambrosius, YG, DJ Khaled and John Legend.

Tyler Perry also had a powerful message for the audience while accepting the Ultimate Icon Award. Taraji P. Henson introduced him by saying, “You are a brilliant visionary that embodies what the African-American dream truly is.”

Perry could have won an award solely for his compelling acceptance speech, given the reaction of the audience. Onstage, he spoke about helping some of the industry's top African-American talents like Henson, Viola Davis, and Idris Elba get to where they are now. He shared, “They couldn’t get jobs in this town. God blessed me to be able to hire them. I was trying to help somebody cross.”

He also mentioned the history of Tyler Perry Studios' location, noting, “There were Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million negroes enslaved. Now the land is owned by one negro.”

See the complete list of winners below!

BEST ACTRESS

  • Issa Rae
  • Regina Hall
  • Regina King WINNER
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Michael B. Jordan WINNER
  • Omari Hardwick

YOUNG STARS AWARD

  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Lyric Ross
  • Marsai Martin WINNER
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
  • Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE

  • “Blackkklansman" WINNER
  • “Creed II"
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk"
  • “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"
  • “The Hate U Give"

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

  • Beyoncé WINNER
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Solange
  • SZA
  • Teyana Taylor

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Bruno Mars WINNER
  • Childish Gambino
  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • Khalid

BEST GROUP

  • Chloe X Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby & Gunna
  • Migos WINNER
  • The Carters
  • BEST COLLABORATION

  • 21 Savage Feat. J. Cole, "A Lot "
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars, "Please Me"
  • Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, "I Like It"
  • H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller, "Could've Been"
  • Travis Scott feat. Drake, "Sicko Mode" WINNER
  • Tyga Ft. Offset, "Taste"

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Blueface
  • City Girls
  • Juice Wrld
  • Lil Baby WINNER
  • Queen Naija

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Meek Mill
  • Nipsey Hussle WINNER
  • Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • Cardi B WINNER
  • Kash Doll
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, "A Lot"
  • Cardi B, "Money"
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars, "Please Me"
  • Childish Gambino, "This Is America" WINNER
  • Drake, "Nice for What"
  • The Carters, "Apes**t"

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Benny Boom
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams
  • Karena Evans WINNER

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “Astroworld,” Travis Scott
  • “Championships,” Meek Mill
  • “Ella Mai,” Ella Mai
  • “Everything Is Love,” The Carters
  • “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B WINNER

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Allyson Felix
  • Candace Parker
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams WINNER
  • Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Kevin Durant
  • LeBron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Stephen Curry WINNER
  • Tiger Woods

BET HER AWARD

  • Alicia Keys, "Raise a Man"
  • Ciara,"Level Up"
  • H.E.R., "Hard Place" WINNER
  • Janelle Monáe, "Pynk"
  • Queen Naija, "Mama's Hand"
  • Teyana Taylor, "Rose in Harlem"

BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

  • Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell, "All of My Life"
  • Fred Hammond, "Tell Me Where It Hurts"
  • Kirk Franklin, "Love Theory"
  • Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen, "Blessing Me Again" WINNER
  • Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin, "Never Alone"

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  • Aka (South Africa)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) WINNER
  • Dave (U.K.)
  • Dosseh (France)
  • Giggs (U.K.)
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY)

  • Headie One (U.K.)
  • Jok'air (France)
  • Nesly (France)
  • Octavian (U.K.)
  • Sho Madjozi (Africa) WINNER
  • Teniola Apata (Africa)

2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD

  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, "I Like It"
  • Childish Gambino, "This Is America"
  • Drake, "In My Feelings"
  • Ella Mai, "Trip" WINNER
  • J. Cole, "Middle Child"
  • Travis Scott feat. Drake, "Sicko Mode"

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