Cardi B and the late Nipsey Hussle had been the evening’s high winners. Drake received only one award, however it edged him nearer to a file.
Rappers Cardi B and the late Nipsey Hussle had been the massive winners on the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday (June 23). Every took two awards.
Cardi B received album of the yr for her debut, Invasion of Privateness. She additionally took finest feminine hip-hop artist for the second yr in a row. Nipsey Hussle, who died on March 31, took finest male hip-hop artist for the primary time. He additionally received a particular humanitarian award.
Listed here are 10 different information that had been set on the 19th annual BET Awards, which had been held on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Bruno Mars grew to become the primary individual to win finest male R&B/pop artist three years in a row. Chris Brown and Usher have every received three or extra instances in that class, however not consecutively.
Migos grew to become the primary group or duo to win finest group three years in a row. OutKast received 3 times, however not consecutively.
Beyoncé received finest feminine R&B/pop artist for the 10th time; the sixth yr in a row. Among the many artists she beat this yr: her youthful sister, Solange.
Infantile Gambino’s “This Is America” took video of the yr. The explosive clip received the Grammy for finest music video in February. It is solely the third video to win each of those awards, following Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (201) and Beyoncé’s “Formation” (2016).
Snoop Dogg took the perfect gospel/inspirational award for “Blessing Me Again” (that includes Rance Allen). Snoop is the primary artist who is understood primarily for secular music to win on this class as a lead artist. He is the second hip-hop artist to win on this class. The primary was Lecrae, who’s a three-time winner within the class.
Lil Child received finest new artist, which boosts his probabilities of being nominated in that class on the 62nd Grammy Awards. The final two BET winners on this class—Likelihood the Rapper and SZA—acquired Grammy noms for finest new artist. (Likelihood received.)
Ella Mai’s “Trip” received the Coca-Cola viewers’ alternative award. That is the fourth yr in a row that an unassisted feminine artist (with no featured acts) has received this award. The English soul singer follows Beyoncé, who received with “Formation” (2016) and “Sorry” (2017) and Cardi B who received final yr with “Bodak Yellow.”
Drake, who was second solely to Cardi B for many noms this yr (he had 5, to her seven) received only one award—for his featured function on Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” which received finest collaboration. It is Drake’s 14th BET award. Drake is only one award away from tying Chris Brown for essentially the most wins ever by a male solo artist. Brown has amassed 15 BET Awards.
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman received finest film. The movie was nominated for finest image on the Oscars in February, however misplaced to Inexperienced Ebook. That is the third yr in a row that the BET winner for finest film was an Oscar nominee for finest image. Hidden Figures and Black Panther had been additionally Oscar finalists.
Regina King, who received an Oscar in February for If Beale Avenue Might Discuss, received her second BET award for finest actress. King is the primary actress to win each an Oscar and a BET award in the identical yr since Lupita Nyong’o received each awards 5 years in the past for 12 Years a Slave. Michael B. Jordan, the star of Black Panther and Creed II, received his second BET award for finest actor.
Mary J. Blige received a lifetime achievement award. Blige received finest feminine R&B/pop artist on the inaugural BET Awards in 2001. She received once more in that class in 2006.