BET Awards 2024: Celebrating the Pinnacle of Black Excellence

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Gati Jesse

Published on July 2, 2024

The 2024 BET Awards was a dazzling celebration of Black excellence, showcasing the brightest stars in entertainment. Hosted by the ever-charismatic Taraji P. Henson, the night was filled with unforgettable performances, heartfelt tributes, and well-deserved accolades.

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The BET Awards started with a bang as Megan Thee Stallion delivered a sizzling performance of “BOA” and “Where Them Girls At,” setting the stage for a night of high-energy entertainment. Rising stars like Shaboozey, Tanner Adell, and Tyla also graced the stage, proving that the future of music is in good hands.

One of the night’s most emotional moments was Usher receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Honored for his outstanding contributions to the music industry, Usher’s tribute was a musical extravaganza featuring a medley of his hits performed by an all-star lineup, including Chlöe Bailey, Childish Gambino, and KeKe Palmer. Usher also took home the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, solidifying his legendary status.

In a surprise return to music, Will Smith performed his uplifting single “You Can Make It,” featuring Kirk Franklin and the Sunday Service Choir. This comeback performance was a highlight of the evening, showcasing Smith’s enduring talent and charisma.

Victoria Monét wowed the audience with a show-stopping set and won her first-ever BET Award. Her performance and subsequent win for Video of the Year with “On My Mama” marked a significant milestone in her burgeoning career.

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Full List of 2024 BET Awards Winners

Here’s a complete list of the night’s big winners:2024 BET Awards

Album of the Year

Winner: Killer Mike, Michael

Chris Brown, 11:11

Gunna, A Gift & A Curse

21 Savage, American Dream

Usher, Coming Home

Drake, For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)

Victoria Monét, Jaguar II

Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday 2

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Winner: SZA


Coco Jones

Doja Cat


Muni Long


Victoria Monét

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Winner: Usher

Brent Faiyaz

Bryson Tiller

Burna Boy

Chris Brown



October London

Best Group

Winner: ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne


Blxst & Bino Rideaux

City Girls


Maverick City Music


Best Collaboration

Winner: Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”

Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “America Has a Problem (Remix)”

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti, “Carnival”

Lola Brooke feat. Latto & Yung Miami, “Don’t Play With It (Remix)”

Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Uzi Vert, “Everybody”

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Winner: Nicki Minaj

Cardi B

Doja Cat


Ice Spice


Megan Thee Stallion

Sexyy Red

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Winner: Kendrick Lamar

21 Savage

Burna Boy




J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Best New Artist

Winner: Tyla



Ayra Starr

Bossman Dlow


October London

Sexyy Red

Video of the Year

Winner: Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”

Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”

Drake feat. J. Cole, “First Person Shooter”

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

Video Director of the Year

Winner: Cole Bennett

Benny Boom


Dave Meyers

Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson



Tyler, The Creator

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Winner: Tems, “Me & U”

Shirley Caesar, “Award All of the Glory”

Kirk Franklin, “All Things”

Halle Bailey, “Angel”

CeCe Winans, “Come Jesus Come”

Erica Campbell, “Do You Believe in Love?”

Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore, “God Problems”

Kirk Franklin, “Try Love”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Winner: Beyoncé, “Texas Hold ‘Em”

Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”

Gunna, “Fukumean”

Jack Harlow, “Lovin on Me”

Muni Long, “Made for Me”

Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay, “Sensational”

Tyla, “Water”

Best International Act

Winner: Tyla (Africa)

Asake (Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Africa)

Bk’ (Brazil)

Cleo Sol (UK)

Focalistic (Africa)

Karol Conká (Brazil)

Raye (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bellah (UK)

Cristale (UK)

Duquesa (Brazil)

Holly G (France)

Jungeli (France)

Makhadzi (Africa)

Oruam (Brazil)

Seyi Vibez (Africa)

Tyler Icu (Africa)


Winner: Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”

Beyoncé, “16 Carriages”

Nicki Minaj feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “Blessings”

Ayra Starr, “Commas”

Flo feat. Missy Elliott, “Fly Girl”

Megan Thee Stallion, “Hiss”

SZA, “Saturn”

GloRilla, “Yeah Glo!”

Best Movie

Winner: Bob Marley: One Love

American Fiction

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Book of Clarence

The Color Purple

The Equalizer 3

The Little Mermaid

Best Actor

Winner: Denzel Washington

Anthony Mackie

Colman Domingo

Damson Idris

Donald Glover

Idris Elba

Jeffrey Wright

Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

Winner: Regina King

Angela Bassett

Ayo Edebiri

Coco Jones

Danielle Brooks


Halle Bailey

Issa Rae

YoungStars Award

Winner: Blue Ivy Carter

Akira Akbar

Demi Singleton

Heiress Diana Harris

Jabria McCullum

Jalyn Hall

Leah Jeffries

Van Van

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Winner: Angel Reese

A’ja Wilson

Coco Gauff

Flau’jae Johnson

Juju Watkins

Naomi Osaka

Sha’carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award

Winner: Jalen Brunson

Anthony Edwards

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Hurts

Kyrie Irving

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

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