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BET Awards 2017: full list of winners

The BET Awards 2017 went down Sunday, June 25 at the Microsoft Theatres and boy, wasn’t it an event to behold? The BET Awards are held annually to recognise the outstanding acts in film, music, television and sports. A separate awarding ceremony was held earlier to recognise international artists, in which Rayvanny and Wizkid were feted. 

Not only did the stars bring their all on the red carpet, but the performances were also lit! This years winners’ list took a surprising turn as some of the most renowned artists and BET veterans walked away empty-handed (read Chris Brown) while some new artists bagged some of the most coveted awards.

This year’s BET Awards will be remembered as the one in which Nicki Minaj’s winning streak was brought to an end by the controversial Remy Ma. Beyonce, the queen of Hip Hop, maintained her hold on the Best Female RnB Artist Award. We are yet to find someone who will unseat her on that throne, she bagged the most awards for the night.

The night was not without drama though. Popular group Migos members  were involved in an altercation with host Joe Budden and later with Chris Brown and his crew. Apparently, Migos member Quavo had a run-in with ace RnB singer Chris Brown over Karrueche Tran, Chris’ ex who is currently dating Quavo.

Drama aside, here is the complete list of the winners.

Best International Act: Africa

Wiz Kid

Best International Act: Europe

Stormzy

Best Group

Migos

Best Collaboration

Bad and Boujee – Migos, Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration

No Problem – Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, 2 Chains

Best Male RnB/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Best Female RnB/ Pop Artist

Beyonce

Video of the Year

Sorry – Beyonce , 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Artist

Lecrae

Coca Cola Viewer’s Choice Award

Sorry- Beyonce

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Remy Ma

BET Humanitarian Award

Chance the Rapper

Best New Artist

Chance the Rapper

BET Centric Award

Solange Knowles

BET Lifetime Achievement Award

New Edition

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce, Kahlil Joseph – Sorry

Best Actress

Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor

Mahershala Ali

Best Movie

Hidden Figures

BET YoungStars Award

Yara Shahidi

Sportsman of the Year

Stephen Curry

Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams

Album of the Year

Lemonade

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