Breakthrough stars Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion were among the winners at the 20th BET Awards.
During a virtual ceremony that celebrated black artists and sportspeople, Ricch won album of the year for his maiden effort while Megan Thee Stallion’s stellar year was also recognised.
The recent protests against racial inequality featured heavily while the evening also saw a show-stealing cameo from Beyonce.
The main winners included:
Album of the year – Roddy Ricch (Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial)
Best new artist – Roddy Ricch
Best female R&B/pop artist – Lizzo
Best male R&B/pop artist – Chris Brown
Best international act – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Music video of the year – Higher (DJ Khaled, John Legend and Nipsey Hussle)
Best male hip-hop artist – DaBaby
Best female hip-hop artist – Megan Thee Stallion
Best collaboration – Chris Brown ft Drake (No Guidance)
Best group – Migos
Best actor – Michael B Jordan
Best actress – Issa Rae
Best movie – Queen & Slim
Viewers’ choice award – Megan Thee Stallion ft Nicki Minaj and Ty Dollar Sign (Hot Girl Summer)
Young stars award – Marsai Martin
Sportsman of the year – LeBron James
Sportswoman of the year – Simone Biles
BET HER Award – Beyonce ft Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, Brown Skin Girl
Viewer’s choice best new international act – Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
Humanitarian award – Beyonce