The BET Awards Winners

The BET Awards are one of the biggest gatherings for urban, gospel, and R&B artists and executives but in my opinion this year's awards ceremony was the first time BET produced a show that was worthy of praise. The ungraded stage production and new location, The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, truly elevated the showcase to a new level. Also, for avid fans of the show you probably noticed there was no "Freestyle Cyphers" this year. I suspect Deborah Lee, President of BET, nixed the segments in order to revamp the image of the award show going forward. Overall, I thought the show was entertainment and produced very well. I am definitely excited for the new direction of the BET awards.

Female R&B/Pop Artist


Male R&B/Pop Artist


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar -- Problems

Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Drake - Started From The Bottom

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

New Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Gospel Artist

Mary Mary


Kerry Washington

Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas


Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas

Subway Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James

Viewers Choice Award

Drake -- Started From The Bottom

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton -- Love and War

FANdemonium Award

Chris Brown

International Act: Africa

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

International Act: UK

Emeli Sandé

Humanitarian Award

Dwayne Wade

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Wilson