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BET Awards Held in Downtown LA, Usher Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Congratulations were in order Monday for Killer Mike after winning Album of the Year for “Michael” at the 2024 BET Awards in downtown Los Angeles.

Despite entering the night with a leading seven nominations, Drake was shut out.

The BET Awards are billed as “Culture’s Biggest Night” honoring Black excellence in music, film and sports.

During the ceremony at the Peacock Theater, Usher received the Lifetime Achievement BET Award.

“From his chart-topping hits, electrifying performances, and unforgettable vocals to his signature moves and sound, Usher continues to stand on culture, setting new standards for the music industry and Black Excellence,” Connie Orlando, BET vice president for special, music programming and music strategy, said in a statement announcing the honor. “We look forward to creating an amazing lineup to pay tribute to our global icon.”

Previous recipients of the honor include Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, Lionel Richie, New Edition and Busta Rhymes.

Will Smith — whose last appearance at a major awards show saw him storm on stage at the Oscars and slap comedian Chris Rock — performed at the event. Also taking the state were GloRilla, Ice Spice, Latto, Ms. Lauryn Hill &YG Marley, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, Tyla and Victoria Monét.

Taraji P. Henson hosted.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Album of the Year

Killer Mike, “Michael”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Best Group

Y$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign

Best Collaboration

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist    

Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist


Video of the Year      

Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”

Video Director of the Year

Cole Bennett

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Tems, “Me & U”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Beyoncé, “Texas Hold ‘Em”                                                 


Best International Act

Tyla (Africa)


Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”

Best Movie

“Bob Marley: One Love”

Best Actor

Denzel Washington

Best Actress

Regina King

YoungStars Award   

Blue Ivy Carter

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Angel Reese

Sportsman of the Year Award

Jalen Brunson

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