Last night, the BET Awards went on. If you are like me, you had your hopes up for Sauti Sol as this year has truly been on fore for them. Unfortunately they lost to Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy. Nicki Minaj secured TWO awards at the show for ‘Best Female Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’ with ‘Only’, meanwhile Chris Brown walked away with the ‘Fandamoinum’ Award and was also crowned ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ during the show.
This year’s bash also saw live performances from the likes of P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Ciara, plus winners Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
BET AWARDS 2015 WINNERS LIST IN FULL
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Other Nominees: Dej Loaf, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe.
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Other Nominees: J. Cole, Drake, Common, Big Sean, Wale.
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Other Nominees: Azealia Banks, Think, Iggy Azalea, Trina, Dej Loaf.
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Chris Brown
Other Nominees: The Weeknd, John Legend, Trey Songz, Usher, August Alsina
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Beyoncé
Other Nominees: Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, Ciara, Rihanna, K. Michelle.
Best Group – Rae Sremmurd
Other Nominees: A$AP Mob, Migos, Rich Gang, Young Money, Jodeci
Best Collaboration – Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Other Nominees: Chris Brown – ‘Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)’, Big Sean – ‘I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)’, August Alsina – ‘No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj’, Chris Brown – ‘New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)’, Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)’.
Video of the Year – Beyoncé – ‘7/11’
Other Nominees: Chris Brown – ‘New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)’, Chris Brown – ‘Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)’, Big Sean – ‘I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)’, Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’, Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award – Janet Jackson
Fandemonium Award – Chris Brown
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award – Nicki Minaj – ‘Only’ (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)
Other Nominees: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’, Dej Loaf – ‘Try Me’, Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’, Rae Sremmurd – ‘Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)’, The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’.
Video Director of the Year – Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Other Nominees: Benny Boom, Chris Robinson, Fatima Robinson, Hype Williams.
Best Gospel Artist – Lecrae
Other Nominees:Deitrick Haddon, Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, MaliMusic, Michelle Williams
Best Actor – Terrence Howard
Other Nominees:Anthony Anderson, Idris Elba, Jussie Smollett, Kevin Hart.
Centric Award – The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’
Other Nominees: Avery Sunshine – ‘Call My Name’, Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)’, Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)’, Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)’
Best International Act: U.K. – Stormzy
Other Nominees: fka Twigs, Fuse ODG, Lethal Bizzle, Little Simz, Mnek
Humanitarian Award – Tom Joyner
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
Other Nominees: Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis
Youngstars Award – Mo’Ne Davis,
Other Nominees: Jacob Latimore, Jaden Smith, Quevenzhané Wallis, Zendaya
Best Movie – Selma
Other Nominees: Annie, Beyond the Lights, Think Like a Man Too, Top Five
Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams
Other Nominees: Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Skylar Diggins, Venus Williams
Sportsman of the Year – Stephen Curry
Other Nominees: Chris Paul, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Lebron James, Marshawn Lynch
Best International Act (Africa) – Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Other Nominees: AKA (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Sarkodie (Ghana), Sauti Sol (Kenya), The Soil (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Yemi Alade (Nigeria).