The 2020 BET Awards drew 3.7 million total viewers on the simulcast of BET, CBS and BET Her. More than half of them (1.9 million) came from CBS.
“For 20 years, the ‘BET Awards’ have been the ultimate celebration of black culture on television. With everything going on in 2020, it was more crucial than ever to deliver an unforgettable show filled with powerful artistry, of ingenious innovation and compelling social commentary,” said Scott Mills, President of BET. “We are incredibly grateful to the incredible artists and our extraordinary executive producers, Connie Orlando and Jesse Collins, who have teamed up to create a celebration one of a kind, one that so powerfully reflects the heart, mind, and soul of black culture and black America at this critical moment in history.
Amanda Seales hosted the virtual ceremony, which included performances by Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak Black Thought, Chloe X Halle, Chuck D, DaBaby, D Smoke, Flavor Flav, Jahi, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend,, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, Questlove, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, YG and others.
Lil Wayne and Wayne Brady paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and Little Richard respectively last night.
Presented by former First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter received the evening’s humanitarian award. Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Ivy have won the BET Her Award.
Chris Brown and Roddy Ricch each won two trophies. Brown won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist as well as Best Collaboration for “No Guidance” with Drake. Ricch, who performed two numbers during the virtual show, won for best new artist and for his album “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.”
Timbaland, Nicolas Johnson, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice were honored as 2020 Shine A Light winners, which recognizes exceptional resilience, ingenuity and creativity in the face of adversity and demonstrates how art and education can unite and inspire even during the most difficult times. time. Additionally, Assa Traoré, a French anti-racism activist, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 BET International Global Good, which recognizes global celebrities and public figures who use their platform for social responsibility and kindness while demonstrating a commitment to the well-being of the world. black community.
Find the list of Sunday’s winners here.