BET Awards 2015: Full List of Winners
The 2015 BET Awards took place in Los Angeles last night and once again it was a big night for the likes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown who all took home multiple trophies each.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross the night featured live performances from the likes of Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and more.
Beyoncé continued her BET winning streak by collecting Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for ‘7/11‘ and also sharing the Best Video Director award with Ed Burke and Todd Turso.
Nicki Minaj won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award for the sixth year in a row and also took home the Coca-Cola’s Viewers’ Choice Award for ‘Only‘ with Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne.
Chris Brown once again received the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and his passionate fans made sure he won the FANdemoniam trophy.
Kendrick Lamar was this years Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, John Legend and Common won Best Collaboration for their Oscar-winning single ‘Glory‘, while the accompanying movie ‘Selma‘ was name the top film.
‘Empire‘ actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson received the Best Actor and Actress awards, while co-stars Jussie Smollett, Bryshere ”Yazz” Gray and Serayah performed a medley from the hit soundtrack live.
Smokey Robinson received this years Lifetime Achievement Award and was paid tribute by the likes of Robin Thicke, Tori Kelly and Ne-Yo. Radio DJ Tom Joyner was also honoured with the Humanitarian Award.
Rihanna also made a return to the BET Awards for the first time in seven years to introduce a short teaser clip for her new music video ‘B**ch Better Have My Money‘. The full trailer can be watched below.
Most notably Janet Jackson was in the building to receive the first ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. To mark the occasion she received a dance tribute from the likes of Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe, who all danced to a variety including ‘The Pleasure Principle‘, ‘All for You‘, ‘If’ and ‘Rhythm Nation‘.
Janet was then presented the award by long-term collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and thanked her fans, loved ones and BET.
Diddy also hosted a Bad Boy reunion on stage and was joined by the likes of Mase, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, 112 and more. Most notably the performance featured an on stage fall which we must say Diddy pulled of well enough…
Check out the full list of winners below.
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Collaboration: John Legend & Common, ‘Glory‘
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, ‘7/11‘
Coca-Cola’s Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj (ft. Chris Brown, Drake & Lil Wayne), ‘Only‘
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Centric Award: The Weeknd, ‘Earned It‘
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Movie: ‘Selma‘
YoungStars Award: Mo’ne Davis
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
FANdemoniam Award: Chris Brown
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