BET Awards: Beyonce Tops Winners With 5

5:00 PM 6/25/2017

by Kimberly Nordyke

Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper and Migos also were among the winners at the show, hosted by Leslie Jones.

Leslie Jones arrives at the 2017 BET Awards - Getty-H 2017
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Beyonce dominated the 2017 BET Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The singer — who just gave birth to a twin boy and girl — won five awards at the show, including best female R&B/pop artist, album of the year for Lemonade, video of the year for "Sorry" (a tie with Bruno Mars for "24K Magic"), video director of the year (shared with Kahlil Joseph) for "Sorry," and the Coca-Cola viewers' choice award.

Beyonce headed into the show with a leading 7 noms. She did not attend the ceremony, but her protégés Chloe x Halle accepted the latter award on her behalf, reading prepared remarks from Beyonce herself: "Thank you BET for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade. This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve. Thank you to my mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, for being my biggest, biggest teacher and consistent influence. Thank you to my entire family for so much love. To my team at Parkwood, thank you. And thanks to all the fans, my Beyhive, for riding with me. I love and appreciate you. And to everyone at the show tonight, you all look so beautiful. And at home, thank you, and have a wonderful, wonderful night. From, Beyonce.”

Beyonce's sister, Solange, went home with the Centric Award. In her speech, she thanked "my family" but did not mention her sister by name. She also gave a shoutout to a slew of fellow artists who'd inspired her over the years, including Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and the late Aaliyah.

Mars, who opened the show with a performance of "Perm," also nabbed the award for best male R&B/pop artist.

In addition to Mars, other artists taking home two awards apiece were Chance the Rapper, who was named best new artist, and Migos, best group. Chance and Migos also tied for best collaboration: Chance won alongside 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne for "No Problem," and Migos, who won along with Lil Uzi Vert for "Bad and Boujee."

Kendrick Lamar was named best male hip-hop artist, while Remy Ma was named best female hip-hop artist.

Other winners included Taraji P. Henson and Mahershala Ali as best actress and actor, respectively, and Hidden Figures as best movie. Black-ish star Yara Shahidi was given the YoungStars Award.

Also during the show, New Edition was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and also performed a medley of hits.

A total of 21 awards were handed out to artists, entertainers and athletes at the show, which was hosted by Leslie Jones.

A full list of winners follows.

  • Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

    Beyoncé (WINNER)


    Mary J. Blige



  • Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

    Bruno Mars (WINNER)

    Chris Brown

    The Weeknd

    Trey Songz


  • Best Group

    Migos (WINNER)

    2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

    A Tribe Called Quest

    Fat Joe & Remy Ma

    Rae Sremmurd

  • Best Collaboration (Tie)

    Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - No Problem (WINNER)

    Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad And Boujee (WINNER)

    Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar - Freedom

    Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher - Party

    Dj Khaled Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z - Shining

    Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles

  • Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

    Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)

    Big Sean

    Chance The Rapper



    J. Cole

  • Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

    Remy Ma (WINNER)

    Cardi B

    Missy Elliott

    Nicki Minaj

    Young M.A.

  • Video of the Year (Tie)

    Beyoncé - Sorry (WINNER)

    Bruno Mars   - 24k Magic (WINNER)

    Big Sean - Bounce Back

    Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad And Boujee

    Solange - Cranes In The Sky

  • Video Director Of The Year

    Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé “Sorry” (WINNER)

    Benny Boom – Kehlani “Crzy”

    Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

    Director X – Zayn Malik “Like I Would”

    Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes Ft. Desiigner”

  • Best New Artist

    Chance The Rapper (WINNER)

    21 Savage

    Cardi B


    Young M.A.

  • Album Of The Year

    Lemonade - Beyoncé (WINNER)

    24k Magic - Bruno Mars

    4 Your Eyez Only - J. Cole

    A Seat At The Table - Solange

    Coloring Book - Chance The Rapper

  • Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

    Lecrae – Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination) (WINNER)

    Cece Winans – Never Have To Be Alone

    Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett – I Made It

    Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – My World Needs You

    Tamela Mann – God Provides

  • Best Actress

    Taraji P. Henson (WINNER)

    Gabrielle Union

    Issa Rae

    Janelle Monáe

    Viola Davis

  • Best Actor

    Mahershala Ali (WINNER)

    Bryshere Y. Gray

    Denzel Washington

    Donald Glover

    Omari Hardwick

  • Youngstars Award

    Yara Shahidi (WINNER)

    Ace Hunter

    Caleb Mclaughlin

    Jaden Smith

    Marsai Martin

  • Best Movie

    Hidden Figures (WINNER)


    Get Out!


    The Birth Of A Nation

  • Sportswoman Of The Year Award

    Serena Williams (WINNER)

    Gabby Douglas

    Simone Biles

    Skylar Diggins

    Venus Williams

  • Sportsman Of The Year Award

    Stephen Curry (WINNER)

    Cam Newton

    Lebron James

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Russell Westbrook

  • Centric Award

    Solange - Cranes In The Sky (WINNER)

    Fantasia - Sleeping With The One I Love

    Kehlani - Distraction

    Mary J. Blige - Thick Of It

    Syd - All About Me

    Yuna - Crush Ft. Usher

  • Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

    Beyoncé - Sorry (WINNER)

    Bruno Mars - 24k Magic

    Drake - Fake Love

    Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad And Boujee

    Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles

    The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk – Starboy