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2019 BET Awards: What You Need To Know

The 2019 BET Awards aired live on TV, Sunday, June 23rd (some of you may have chimed in on the DivahFilez IG Live and watched it there too). If you missed it, however, down below will supply you everything you need to know about the 2019 BET Awards


One can say, BET did a great job on depicting the performances at the Award show. The headlining act was Offset and Cardi B (well…..mostly Cardi B), performing there new hit “Clout”, then after, Cardi took the stage alone and performed her newest solo hit “Pressed”. Another component fans can say BET did a good job of was incorporating new artist to the line up. New to the music industry world artist such as: Lil Baby, City Girls, Da Baby, H.E.R., Lil Naz, Lizzo and more. As you can expect, BET brought some music legends to the stage, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, and a lot more! Lastly, old-heads to the stage, Migos, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, DJ Mustard and a whole lot more!


The host for the 2019 BET Awards was no other then the infamous Regina Hall. This is our show, celebrating our people and our talent, on our network!” saying Hall in her “Host Announcement” video posted bet BET’s Twitter page. The Little and Girl’s Trip star made quite an entrance to the show as she did a video reenacting a snippet of Beyonce’s famous Netflix movie HOMECOMING and also reenacted the entrance Beyonce did in her movie with the A&T University Band. Hall remixed it by having HER band play old school music and bringing to the stage artist James Funk and Shugga Bear; and also good friend, Taraji P. Henson. Hall brought much laughter throughout the night, and also incorporated love for her home town Washington D.C.


There were a couple of people recognized for the legacy they’ve left in not just music, but for black people as well. Fenty creator Rhianna presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” the the multi-award winning legend Mary J. Blige. Rhianna touched on how she Blige was an inspiration to her and how she’s truly thankful for making an impact in the music industry (and added how she made thigh high boots poppin’). You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry, and on behalf of all the women that came after you, like myself, thank you for being you, so we can feel comfortable being ourselves.” says Rhianna. In return Blige blessed the stage by doing a 20-minute performances, performing hit songs “Real Love”, “My Life” and had friends/artist Lil Kim and Method Man throw in a verse or to.

Another tribute and award was given to the beloved Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31st. Hussle was awarded the “Humanitarian Award” for revitalizing his South Los Angeles neighborhood, he was given the award by the “Whatever You Like” rapper T.I. Lauren London, actress and long time girlfriend of the deceased rapper accepted the award on his behalf, and following her to the stage was Hussles’s children Emani and Kross, Hussle’s mother and grandmother. DJ Khaled, John Legend, YG and more performed a special tribute for the late rapper as well.


Last but not least, the awards! A list of all the nominees and winners for all the categories will be listed below.

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" *WINNER

Drake, "Nice for What"

The Carters, "Apeshit"

Best female R&B/pop artist

Beyoncé *WINNER

Ella Mai

H.E.R. Solange


Teyana Taylor.

Best male R&B/pop artist

Anderson .Paak

Bruno Mars *WINNER

Childish Gambino

Chris Brown

John Legend


Best female hip-hop artist


Kash Doll


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Best male hip-hop artist

21 Savage


J. Cole

Meek Mill

Nipsey Hussle *WINNER

Travis Scott

Best new artist


City Girls

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby *WINNER

Queen Naija

Best group

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" *WINNER

Tyga featuring Offset, "Taste"

Album of the year

Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy" *WINNER

Ella Mai, "Ella Mai"

Meek Mill, "Championships"

The Carters, "Everything Is Love"

Travis Scott, "Astroworld"

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" *WINNER

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" *WINNER

Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, "Never Alone"

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

Best movie

"BlacKkKlansman" *WINNER

"Creed 2″

"If Beale Street Could Talk"

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

"The Hate U Give"

Young stars award

Caleb McLaughlin

Lyric Ross

Marsai Martin *WINNER

Michael Rainey Jr.

Miles Brown

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 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 *WINNER

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

Headie One (U.K.)

Jok'Air (France)

Nesly (France)

Octavian (U.K.)

Sho Madjozi (South Africa) *WINNER

Teni (Nigeria)

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