Established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network, the awards platform recognizes outstanding achievement by black artists in music, theater and sports, among other categories. Since 2011, African artists such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, Black Coffee, Davido, Ice Prince, 2Baba and D’banj have been honored in the Best InternationalRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions Last June, amid rising coronavirus deaths and widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice, BET aired the first major awards show of the pandemic. The 2020 BET Awards featured stunning pre-recorded performances from artists like Megan Thee Stallion, who delivered “Girls in the Hood”Read More →

BET Plus commissioned the original “Birth of Cool” series as part of its first-ever partnership with the producers of “Gentefied” Macro Television Studios and writer and actress Lena Waithe’s production house, Hillman Grad Productions. The half-hour, 10-episode comedy-drama marks Waithe’s third original production with the brand. His other two seriesRead More →

ABC’s Sunday summer game show topped prime time last night, when the network faced stiff competition from “60 Minutes” and the 2020 BET Awards on CBS. The 2020 BET Awards were also simulcast on ViacomCBS cable channels. We don’t have those Nielsen numbers yet, so we don’t currently have aRead More →

A full list of nominees follows below. “Homecoming: The Live Album”, Beyoncé “I knew her”, SHE “Kirk,” DaBaby “Please excuse me for being antisocial”, Roddy Ricch *WINNER Best Female R & B / Pop Artist Beyonce HER Jhene Aiko Kehlani Lizzo *WINNER Summer walker Best Male R & B /Read More →

“At BET, we prioritize the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors and partners, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will continue to implement this innovative production direction,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, said in a statement. The 20 BET AwardsRead More →

On Sunday night, BET paid tribute to various performers, entertainers, cultural and humanitarian icons across its various categories with its annual BET Awards Ceremony. Hosted by Amanda Seales, the BET Awards aired on various ViacomCBS networks, including BET, BET HER and CBS, where they made their first national broadcast, markingRead More →

The 2020 BET Awards will air tonight, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET. Celebrities who will perform at the virtual ceremony include John Legend, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion and Chloe x Halle. Blue Ivy is nominated for a BET award after starring in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl.” The BETRead More →

Beyoncé received the Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards, with former First Lady Michelle Obama on hand to introduce the honored star. Obama celebrated Beyoncé’s activism and philanthropy in her speech. The FLOTUS alum specifically pointed to the time her friend helped out with the White House’s Let’s Move!Read More →

The 2020 BET Awards took place virtually earlier tonight on CBS, BET, and BET HER and featured standout performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Anderson Paak, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Roddy Ricch, among others. A celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary and the network’s 40th, the past, presentRead More →

Last year, rising R&B talent Summer Walker teamed up with Usher for “Come Thru,” a sultry standout from her album Above. Almost a year and a music video release later, the duo showcased their acclaimed collaboration virtually on stage at the 20th BET Awards. To explore See the latest videos,Read More →

It’s time for the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards. Hosted by Precarious star Amanda Seales, the show is being performed virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Check out the full list of winners below: BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST BeyonceHISJhene AikoKehlaniLizzo—WINNERsummer walker BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson PaakChris Brown—WINNERJamesKhalidTheRead More →

Everyone’s guessing if Lizzo will win anything at this weekend’s virtual BET Awards, but the versatile performer has already made BET Awards history: She’s the first performer in the show’s 20-year history to being nominated for both Top Female R&B/Pop Artist and Top Female Hip-Hop Artist in the same year.Read More →

Nothing could stop Blue Ivy from possibly getting her first BET Award, not even the Coronavirus. This year, the BET Awards, which will be the 20th edition and mark BET’s 40th anniversary, will go virtual with performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle and more. To vote, go toRead More →

Nominations have arrived for the 2020 BET Awards. The annual awards ceremony celebrates creative expression and black excellence in music, film, television, sports and philanthropy. Drake leads the nominations with six nods. The rapper is up for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Video of the Year, while he wonRead More →

The nominations for the annual event, which celebrates excellence in music, film, theater and sport by athletes and artists of color, were revealed on Monday. Drake scored six nods, followed by Ricch and Stallion with five. This year’s ceremony marks the event’s 20th anniversary and BET’s 40th anniversary. Comedian AmandaRead More →

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET today announces plans to move forward with the 2020 “BET Awards,” which will celebrate the brightest stars in music, TV, film, sports and philanthropy on Sunday, June 28, 2020, 8 p.m. ET. Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will go on, allowingRead More →

Premium streaming service BET Plus has acquired new procedural drama “Diggstown” from Entertainment One. The six-part series, created by Floyd Kane (“Across the Line”), follows Marcie Diggs, played by Vinessa Antoine (“General Hospital”, “Being Erica”), a star corporate lawyer who, after her aunt beloved committed suicide. following an abusive prosecution,Read More →

CNN — The most popular band at Sunday night’s BET Awards have never had a recording contract. The men, who as boys were known as the Central Park Five, took to the stage to introduce the Grammy-winning singer HER Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef SalaamRead More →

Nicki Minaj has the last laugh. In response to an unconfirmed report that ratings for the 2019 BET Awards were the lowest in the show’s history, with just 2 million viewers, the “Megatron” rapper clowned around on the network. While retweeting a screenshot from the Music News Facts account, MinajRead More →

The 2019 BET Awards featured a slew of memorable, larger-than-life performances by black artists, from veteran legends to rising stars. Mary J. Blige reminded listeners of her 30-year career with a series of her greatest hits, Cardi B and Offset showed their love on stage with a pair of theirRead More →