Alicia Keys, DaBaby, Roddy Rich + More at 2020 BET Awards

The 2020 BET Awards took place last night (June 28) celebrating its 20th anniversary. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this marked the first time the awards show was presented virtually, with Insecure's Amana Seales as this year's host.
A virtual ceremony comes with its limits, but the 2020 BET Awards did not disappoint. Sure, you don't have that high-energy momentum you get from the in-person experience when you announce a winner or watch the audience react to your favorite artist performing. But the flexibility on what is possible via a virtual broadcast allowed for some interesting performances that even viewing from a livestream at home, earned a standing ovation.
DaBaby and Best New Artist winner Roddy Rich delivered a powerful performance of "Rockstar" where they recreated the unjust and unfortunate death of George Floyd that occurred last month and helped fuel the biggest movement of our lifetime, the Black Lives Matter movement.
Alicia Keys and the first performance of her new song "Perfect Way to Die" was heartbreaking to say the least. The goosebumps inducing performance took place in the middle of empty city streets on a grand piano, towards the end Keys takes a knee and the camera pans up to reveal the names of many lost Black lives.
Lil Wayne honored Kobe Bryant in a performance that included an intro tribute and a ton of Kobe action highlights weaved throughout.
Check out more full performances from John Legend, Chloe x Halle, Kane Brown and more on BET's YouTube page HERE. See the full list of winner below!

BEST NEW ARTIST
Danileigh Lil Nas X Pop Smoke Roddy Ricch - WINNER Summer Walker YBN Cordae

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyonce H.E.R. Jhene Aiko Kehlani Lizzo - WINNER Summer Walker

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak Chris Brown - WINNER Jacquees Khalid The Weeknd Usher

BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle City Girls Earthgang Griselda Jackboys Migos - WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown Ft. Drake - "No Guidance" - WINNER DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher" Future Ft. Drake - "Life Is Good" H.E.R. Ft. YG - "Slide" Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - "Hot Girl Summer" Wale Ft. Jeremih - "On Chill"

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
DaBaby - WINNER Drake Future Lil Baby Roddy Ricch Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi B Doja Cat Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion - WINNER Nicki Minaj Saweetie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown Ft. Drake - "No Guidance" DaBaby - "Bop" DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher" - WINNER Doja Cat - "Say So" Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - "Hot Girl Summer" Roddy Ricch - "The Box"

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom Cole Bennett Dave Meyers Director X Eif Rivera Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor - WINNER

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cuz I Love You - Lizzo Fever - Megan Thee Stallion Homecoming: The Live Album - Beyonce I Used to Know Her - H.E.R. Kirk - DaBaby Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial - Roddy Ricch - WINNER

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Fred Hammond - "Alright" John P. Kee Ft. Zacardi Cortez - "I Made It Out" Kanye West - "Follow God" Kirk Franklin - "Just For Me" - WINNER Pj Morton Ft. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary - "All In His Plan" The Clark Sisters - "Victory"

BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys - "Underdog" Beyonce Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn - "Brown Skin Girl" - WINNER Ciara Ft. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La - "Melanin" Layton Greene - "I Choose" Lizzo Ft. Missy Elliott - "Tempo" Rapsody Ft. PJ Morton - "Afeni"

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown Ft. Drake - "No Guidance" DaBaby - "Bop" Future Ft. Drake - "Life Is Good" Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj - "Hot Girl Summer" - WINNER Roddy Ricch - "The Box" The Weeknd - "Heartless"

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) - WINNER Innoss’B (DRC) Sho Madjozi (South Africa) Dave (U.K.) Stormzy (U.K.) Ninho (France) S.Pri Noir (France)

VIEWER'S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Rema (Nigeria) Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) - WINNER Celeste (U.K.) Young T & Bugsey (U.K.) Hatik (France) Sracy (France)

BEST ACTRESS
Angela Bassett Cynthia Erivo Issa Rae - WINNER Regina King Tracee Ellis Ross Zendaya

BEST ACTOR
Billy Porter Eddie Murphy Forest Whitaker Jamie Foxx Michael B. Jordan - WINNER Omari Hardwick

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Alex Hibbert Asanta Blackk Jahi Di’Allo Winston Marsai Martin - WINNER Miles Brown Storm Reid

BEST MOVIE
Bad Boys For Life Dolemite Is My Name Harriet Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce Just Mercy Queen & Slim - WINNER

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Ajee Wilson Claressa Shields Coco Gauff Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone Biles - WINNER

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Giannis Antetokounmpo Kawhi Leonard LeBron James - WINNER Odell Beckham Jr. Patrick Mahomes II Stephen Curry

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Last updated: 4 Jul 2020, 02:36 Etc/UTC