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#BETAwards2023 Complete List of Winners and Highlights from the 50 Years of Hip-Hop Celebration!


The 2023 BET Awards may not have had a host but, they sure did have some memorable on-stage moments! We saw artists win their first awards, some of our Hip-Hop favs received their flowers and a reunion we'd previously thought we would never see! That's right, The Migos, Offset and Quavo, reunited for an amazing performance and tribute to their fallen member Takeoff! Check it out!

Not even going to lie, this moment made us shed a tear or two! Now, let's back up a bit and get into the show's opening act, Lil Uzi Vert and the full list of winners and performance highlights!

Album of the Year Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla Breezy, Chris Brown God Did, DJ Khaled Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar WINNER (TIE): Renaissance, Beyoncé WINNER (TIE): SOS, SZA



Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Ari Lennox Beyoncé Coco Jones H.E.R. Lizzo WINNER: SZA Tems



Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Blxst Brent Faiyaz Burna Boy WINNER (TIE): Chris Brown Drake The Weeknd WINNER (TIE): Usher



True fans of Hip-Hop were captivated by their favorite artists on stage for the first time, for many, in decades! Get into this once in a lifetime performance by Redman, Eric Sermon and Keith Murray!


Best Group City Girls WINNER: Drake & 21 Savage Dvsn FLO Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin Quavo & Takeoff Wanmor


Best Collaboration “Big Energy (Remix),” Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” King Combs feat. Kodak Black “Creepin’,” Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B WINNER: “Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems



Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B Coi Leray GloRilla Ice Spice WINNER: Latto Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj


Best Male Hip Hop Artist 21 Savage Drake Future J. Cole Jack Harlow WINNER: Kendrick Lamar Lil Baby



Video of the Year “We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown “2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49 “About Damn Time,” Lizzo “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy “First Class,” Harlow WINNER: “Kill Bill,” SZA “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B


Video Director of the Year A$AP Rocky for AWGE Benny Boom Burna Boy Cole Bennett Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar Director X WINNER: Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor



Best New Artist Ambré WINNER: Coco Jones Doechii FLO GloRilla Ice Spice Lola Brooke


Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award WINNER: “Bless Me,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin “Finished (Live),” Tamela Mann “I’ve Got Joy,” CeCe Winans “Kingdom,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore “New,” Tye Tribbett “One Moment From Glory,” Yolanda Adams “The Better Benediction (Pt.2),” PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard



Viewer’s Choice Award “About Damn Time,” Lizzo WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé “First Class,” Jack Harlow “Jimmy Cooks,” Drake feat 21 Savage “Kill Bill,” SZA “Last Last,” Burna Boy “Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj “Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems


Best International Act Aya Nakamura (France) Ayra Starr (Nigeria) WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria) Central Cee (UK) Ella Mai (UK) Ko (South Africa) L7nnon (Brazil) Stormzy (UK) Tiakola (France) Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)



Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act Asake (Nigeria) Camidoh (Ghana) Flo (UK) WINNER: Libianca (Cameroon) Maureen (France) MC Ryan SP (Brazil) Pabi Cooper (South Africa) Raye (UK) Werenoi (France)


BET Her “About Damn Time,” Lizzo “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé “Her,” Megan Thee Stallion “Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson “Players,” Coi Leray “Special,” Lizzo


Best Movie WINNER: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Creed 3 Emancipation Nope The Woman King Till Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody



Best Actor Amin Joseph Brian Tyree Henry WINNER: Damson Idris Daniel Kaluuya Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr. Donald Glover Michael B. Jordan


Best Actress WINNER: Angela Bassett Coco Jones Janelle James Janelle Monáe Keke Palmer Viola Davis Zendaya



Youngstars Award Akira Akbar Alaya High Demi Singleton Genesis Denise WINNER: Marsai Martin Thaddeus J. Mixson Young Dylan


Sportswoman of the Year Award Alexis Morris Allyson Felix WINNER: Angel Reese Candace Parker Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Sha’carri Richardson



Sportsman of the Year Award Aaron Judge Bubba Wallace Gervonta Davis WINNER: Jalen Hurts Lebron James Patrick Mahomes Stephen Curry


Legendary rapper, Busta Rhymes was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Hip-Hop culture!


This was truly a night for the culture!

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