Winners of BET Awards 2015

The Black Entertainment Televison, BET, Awards 2015 held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with Ghana’s Stonebwoy cinching the Best International Act for Africa, edging out Nigeria’s Wizkid and Yemi Alade, Ghana’s Sarkodie and South Africa’s AKA, who had been the favourites to win.

The show brought a mix of funny and serious moments. Rapping on top of a police car with a large American flag waving behind him, the unapologetic Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Kendrick Lamar kicked off the BET Awards with a dose of seriousness, but also brought a fiery energy thanks to his charisma and his song’s beat.

Members in the audience rapped along to Alright, while background dancers danced in the aisles and others onstage wore black and waved the American flag behind Lamar. He later won best male hip-hop artist.
Chris Brown performed multiple times, and won two honours: Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and the Fandemonium Award.

The list of awards and it’s recipients are given below:

Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award:     Janet Jackson

Humanitarian Award:   Tom Joyner

Best New Artist:   Sam Smith

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:   Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:   Kendrick Lamar

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:   Beyoncé

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:    Chris Brown

Best International Act UK:   Stormzy

Best International Act Africa:   Stonebwoy

Best Group:   Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration:   Common & John Legend, Glory

Best Actress:   Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor:   Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award:   Mo’ne Davis

Best Movie:   Selma

Best Gospel Artist:   Lecrae

Video of the Year:   Beyoncé, 7/11

Video Director of the Year:   Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

Sportswoman of the Year:   Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year:   Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award:   Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil’ Wayne & Chris Brown, Only

Centric Award:   The Weeknd, Earned It
Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

Lifetime Achievement Award:   Smokey Robinson



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