The BET Awards this year held virtually on Sunday night for the very first time as a result of the pandemic. Among other winners, Nigerian Afro-fusion singer Burna boy took home his second consecutive win. BET awards 2020 winners.
The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ won the award for ‘Best International Act’ in 2019, and the powerful award speech given on his behalf by his mother, Bose Ogulu, had him in the news for a good while.
This year, the artiste is in the news for his record breaking feat. He became the first African to win the award twice in a row. Burna Boy overtook the likes of UK counterparts Dave and Stormzy and fellow African acts, Sho Madjozi and Inoss’B to snag this plaque. The award was presented by Supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Highlights – BET awards 2020 Performers
Performances on the broadcast centered on issues affecting Black America currently such as racism and police brutality. There was also a tribute performance by Lil Wayne for the Late Basketball star, Kobe Bryant and his Daughter, who died in a helicopter crash earlier this year. BET awards 2020 winners.
Other performers featured included Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Questlove, Nas, Usher, YG, and many more.
Watch DaBaby & Roddy Ricch Pay tribute to George Floyd
Watch Megan Thee Stallion Do Her Thing
The Awards– BET awards 2020 Performers
Beyoncé was honored with the humanitarian award for all her contributions to expressions of black excellence, then alongside daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Saint JHN and Nigeria’s Wizkid, she also took home the BET Her award for the anthem, Brown Skin Girl.
See the full list of winners below
Album of the Year
Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown [Ft. Drake] – “No Guidance”
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Video of the Year
DJ Khaled [Ft. Nipsey Hussle, John Legend] – “Higher”
Video Director of the Year
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
Best New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me”
Best International Act
Best New International Act
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Queen & Slim
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
2020 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Megan Thee Stallion [Ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign] – “Hot Girl Summer”
BET Her Award
Beyonce [Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint Jhn] – “Brown Skin Girl”
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