Recap Of The 2016 BET Awards

Credit: Morguefile.com

Credit: Morguefile.com

Beyonce opened up the 2016 BET Awards by singing “Freedom” with rapper, Kendrick Lamar. Her dancers also marched and performed a water dance on stage stage with the “I Have A Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

With Prince’s recent death, Jennifer Hudson did a tribute and sang “Purple Rain,” soul singer, Bilal, performed “The Beautiful Ones.” and a duet with Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly happened and sang,”Take Me with U.”
According to ABC News, the 2016 BET Winners are:

“Best Male R&B/Pop Artist — Bryson Tiller
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist — Beyoncé
Best Actor — Michael B. Jordan
Best Actress — Taraji P. Henson
Best Movie — “Straight Outta Compton”
Best New Artist — Bryson Tiller
Video of the Year — Beyoncé, “Formation”
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist — Drake
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist — Nicki Minaj
Best Collaboration — Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work”
Best Group — Drake and Future
Best Gospel — Kirk Franklin
Youngsters Award — Amandla Stenberg
Centric Award — Beyoncé, “Formation”
Video Director of the Year — Director X
Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Inspirational Award — Kirk Franklin
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award — Beyoncé, “Formation”
Sportsman of the Year — Stephen Curry
Sportswoman of the Year — Serena Williams
Best International Act Africa — Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best International Act U.K. — Skepta
Humanitarian Award — Jesse Williams
Lifetime Achievement Award — Samuel L. Jackson”
Other performances included:

Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana – “All The Way Up”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Alicia Keys – “Common”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t” and “Exchange”
Maxwell – “Lake By The Ocean”
Usher and Young Thug – “No Limit”

Grey’s Anatomy, Jesse Williams, received the Humanitarian Award and delivered a speech that encouraged everyone to “call for action and change in the community.” Samuel L. Jackson also received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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