BET Awards 2014: Winners And Performances

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A line-up of music heavyweights took to the Nokia Theatre LA Live stage on Sunday (June 29) for the 2014 BET Awards. Music’s biggest names including Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Pharrell, Beyonce and Usher brought the roof down with their staggering performances and a group of them left with a few well-deserved awards.

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Beyoncé and Pharrell went home with the most gongs; the Drunk In Love artist won three awards and the Happy hit-maker was awarded with two. Lionel Richie accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award and August Alsina won the Best New Artist Award.

The full list of the 2014 BET Awards are shown below:

Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’ – WINNER!
Beyoncé – ‘Partition’
Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – ‘Drunk In Love’
Chris Brown – ‘Fine China’
Drake ‘Worst Behaviour’

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake – WINNER!
Future
J Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Actress
Lupita Nyong’o – WINNER!
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Oprah Winfrey

Best Gospel Artist
Tamela Mann – WINNER!
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist
August Alsina – WINNER!
Ariana Grande
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé – WINNER!
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Pharrell Williams – WINNER!
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake

Best Group
Young Money – WINNER!
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – ‘Drunk In Love’ – WINNER!
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – ‘I Luv This’
Drake featuring Majid Jordan – ‘Hold On (We’re Going Home)’
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’
Robin Thicke featuring TI & Pharrell Williams – ‘Blurred Lines’
YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – ‘My Hitta’

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Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj – WINNER!
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea

Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams – WINNER!
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – WINNER!
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B Jordan

YoungStars Award
KeKe Palmer – WINNER!
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Zendaya

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave – WINNER!
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant – WINNER!
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
LeBron James

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams – WINNER!
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Centric Award
Jhené Aiko – ‘The Worst’ – WINNER!
Aloe Blacc – ‘The Man’
Jennifer Hudson featuring TI – ‘I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)’
LiV Warfield – ‘Why Do You Lie?’
Wale featuring Sam Dew – ‘LoveHate Thing’

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER!
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan – WINNER!
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

With so many acclaimed artists under one roof, it was normal to expect some great moments and history-making performances. Robin Thicke cried out to his wife; Chris Brown hit the stage twice for a dance-tastic spectacle; and finally the phenomenal night was closed with a mind-blowing performance by power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Watch this year’s best performances below:

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