ICYMI – BET AWARDS 19 BEST PERFORMANCES AND WINNERS

26This year BET Networks honored a powerful and show-stopping lineup of artists, entertainers, cultural icons and inspiring humanitarians across more than 18 categories at the 19th Annual ‘BET AWARDS’. The ceremony, hosted by actress and comedian Regina Hall, aired live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

The 2019 BET Awards had a bevy of memorable, larger-than-life performances from black artists, from veteran legends to rising stars. Mary J. Blige reminded listeners of her 30-year career with a string of her greatest hits, Cardi B and Offset showed their love on stage with a pair of their songs, fledgling stars like Lil Nas X and DaBaby continued their breakout 2019, and H.E.R. and YBN Cordae gave a spirited, conscious performance.

Presenters included the entertainment industry’s top black actors, artists and entrepreneurs, including T.I., Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi, Marsai MartinLa La Anthony, Larenz Tate, Ayesha Curry and Anderson .Paak.

Watch all of the performances and winners below.

Cardi B And Offset Perform ‘Clout’ and ‘Press’

Cardi B. and Offset opened the show with the first-ever televised performance by the notorious couple and set the tone with a sexy, high-energy medley of their newest hit “Clout” and Cardi B’s “Press,” all set against a show-stopping fireworks backdrop.

Lizzo Performs ‘Truth Hurts’

Breakthrough artist Lizzo emerged atop a giant white cake with a captivating performance of her hit “Truth Hurts,” complete with a signature flute solo.

Lil Nas X And Billy Ray Cyrus Perform ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘s performance was a standout highlight of the night, bringing the entire audience to their feet with the first-ever televised performance of their current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Old Town Road.” Riding in on horses at the BET Awards red carpet, the two took the stage showcasing how two genres of music can create one of the top songs of the year.



Migos And DJ Mustard Perform ‘Pure Water’

Mustard performed a mist-filled rendition of “Pure Water” featuring Migos, supported with high-energy dancers, which brought Cardi B to her feet.

City Girls And Lil Baby Perform ‘Act Up’, ‘Close Friends’ And ‘Pure Cocaine’

H.E.R & YBN Cordae Perform ‘Lord Is Coming’

The “Exonerated Five” received a standing ovation, sharing a powerful message about the value and importance of truth. The five men, formerly known as the “Central Park Five,” introduced H.E.R. and YBN Cordae, who delivered an impassioned performance of “Lord Is Coming.”



Mary J. Blige Performs Greatest Hits With Lil Kim, Method Man

Rihanna delivered a heartfelt introduction to Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and hip-hop and soul legend Mary J. Blige. The Grammy Award-winning icon took the stage herself with a mashup of some of her greatest award-winning hits, including “My Life,” “No More Drama,” “Real Love,” “I Can Love You” with Lil Kim, “You’re All I Need” with Method Man and finished with the quintessential “Just Fine.”



DJ Khaled, Meek Mill And Jeremih Perform ‘Weather The Storm’ And ‘You Stay’

DJ Khaled had the crowd standing on their feet with “Weather the Storm,” alongside Meek Mill and Jeremih, who delivered a fiery performance of “You Stay.”





YG, DJ Khaled, Marsha Ambrosius, And John Legend Perform Nipsey Hussle Tribute

Prolific artist, activist and luminary Nipsey Hussle was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award for his commitment to uniting communities through peace. Accepting the award on his behalf, Nipsey’s family shared emotional memories and thanked his fans and community for their support. John Legend, DJ Khaled and Marsha Ambrosius celebrated Nipsey’s legacy with moving tribute performance of “Real Big” and “Last Time I Checc’d” backdropped by clouds.

 

BET AWARDS 2019 WINNERS

Best New Artist
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Album of the Year
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Meek Mill, Championships
The Carters, Everything Is Love
Travis Scott, Astroworld

Young Stars Award
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Video of the Year
21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “Nice for What”
The Carters, “Apeshit”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R. Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor.

Best Male R&B/Pop artist
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Group
Migos
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby and Gunna
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Tyga featuring Offset, “Taste”

Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell, “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Best Movie
“Blackkklansman”
“Creed 2″
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Hate U Give”

Sportswoman of the year
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

BET HER award
Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man”
Ciara, “Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae, “PYNK”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

Best International Act
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

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