Breakthrough rapper Megan Thee Stallion was among the early winners at the BET Awards, which opened with powerful nods to the anti-racism protests that have swept the world.
The 20th annual awards show – which recognises African Americans and other American minorities in music, arts and sport – took place with a virtual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former first lady Michelle Obama paid a glowing tribute to “my girl” Beyoncé as the singer was honoured for her philanthropy work at the BET Awards on Sunday night.
The 38-year-old singer was presented with the 2020 Humanitarian of Year Award.
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Here’s a full list of winners from the awards.
Album of the Year
“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial,” Roddy Ricch
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
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
Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me”
“Queen + Slim”
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
BET HER Award
Beyonc? ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid + Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl”
Viewer’s Choice Award
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hot Girl Summer”
Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)