BET Awards 2017 – Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Wizkid, Others Emerge Winners

The 2017 BET Awards closed its curtains on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The star-studded event which celebrated achievements in music, entertainment, sports, television and movies was hosted by Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live.

The big night saw performances by some of America’s fan-favourite like Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Big Sean and others. Beyonce emerged the biggest winner of the night, taking home the awards for “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award”, “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year” and “Album of the Year” respectively.

Rave of the moment, Chance the Rapper, took home the highly coveted “Best New Artist” and “Humanitarian Award”. Nigerian music export, Wizkid, made the Nigerian music industry proud as he took home the “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards announced at the pre-BET awards held on Saturday.

See full list of winners below:

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Remy Ma

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Beyoncé — “Sorry”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Youngstars Award: Yara Shahidi

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Bruno Mars

Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Lecrae

Centric Award: Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Group: Migos

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé

Best Collaboration: Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”

Video of the Year: Beyoncé — “Sorry” Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Video Director of the Year: Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter — “Sorry”

Album of the Year: Lemonade — Beyoncé

Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor: Mahershala Ali

Best Movie: “Hidden Figures”

Sportswoman of the Year Award: Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award: Stephen Curry

Best International Act: Europe: Stormzy

Best International Act: Africa: Wizkid

Humanitarian Award: Chance the Rapper

Lifetime Achievement Award: New Edition


Idoko Salihu