Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 BET AWARDS WINNERS' LIST + JANET JACKSON ACCEPTS 'ULTIMATE ICON' AWARD [PHOTOS + VIDEO]






1. Rae Sremmurd won Best Group

2. Common "Extend a Hand"  and John Legend won Best Collaboration for Glory

3. Kendrick Respectability Politics Lamar won Best Male Hip Hop Artist


Rapper Nicki Minaj brought her lovely mom Carol Maraj onstage when she accepted Best Female Hip Hop Artist award.

During her acceptance speech, Nicki gave a shout out to new rapper DeJ Loaf for being "very, very interesting to [Nicki] and super forward."

Oh, ok...


       

1. Nicki won Only Mainstream Female Hip Hop Artist Who Doesn't Completely Suck (Yes, I'm talking to you Iggy Azalea.)  Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

2. Beyonce won Video of the Year 7/11

3. Beyonce, Ed Burke and Todd Tourso won Video Director of the Year for 7/11, Jealous, and Heaven

Living legend, Smokey Robinson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of being a phenomenal singer and songwriter.

I'm not even going to attempt to list all of Mr. Robinson's hits as a singer/performer and as a songwriter.

*insert side-eye* If you're unfamiliar with Smokey Robinson, do your Googles!

Janet Jackson received BET's Ultimate Icon Award from her longtime friends, the extraordinary songwriting/producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis!



"My heart is so full. Thank you God... for making everything, anything possible."

"25 years ago... 25 years ago we created Rhythm Nation... hoping the world would be a better place, but today there is even more to be done." 
-Janet Jackson
       

1. Beyonce won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

2. Chris Brown won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

1. Terrence Howard won Best Actor

2. Mo'ne Davis won Youngest Stars Award

3. Selma won Best Movie

1. Serena Williams won Sportswoman of the Year

2. Steph Curry won Sportsman of the Year

3. Nicki Minaj's Only featuring Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown won the Coca-Cola's Viewers' Choice Award

1. Sam Smith won Best New Artist

2. Lecrae won Best Gospel Artist

3. Taraji P. Henson won Best Actress

1. The Weekend's Earned It from the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack won the Centric Award

2. Stonebwoy won Best International Artist: Africa

3.  Stormzy won Best International Artist: United Kingdom

Chris Brown won the FANdemonium award



Photos: BET.com, Getty Images, Tumblr and Google Images

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