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The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. BET commissioned Artist/Sculptor and Hip Hop culture icon Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez to design the Award sculpture.


The inaugural ceremonies in 2001 were held at the Parismarker resort on the Las Vegas Stripmarker. From 2002 through 2005, the Kodak Theatremarker in Hollywoodmarker hosted the ceremonies. Since 2006, the awards have been held at the Shrine Auditoriummarker in Los Angelesmarker.



Award categories


Hip Hop

New Artist


Music video

Lifetime Achievement & Humanitarian

The BET Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in a press conference. At the awards ceremony a mini-documentary is shown covering the honoree's life. The awards are given out separately.

The BET Lifetime Achievement Award is given a R&B, pop, and soul artist or group who has been a recording artist (or group) for numerous years and is known for their notable contributions to the music industry. The honoree is paid tribute to by current popular singers who perform the honoree's most recognized songs. The honoree will usually perform themselves after being paid tribute.

In 2002, at the second annual BET Awards the category for the BET Award Humanitarian Award was created. The Humanitarian Award is given a celebrity philanthropist who donates their time and money to a charitable cause.

Viewer's Choice

BET Award MVP's

Artists, athletes, and actors who have earned 10 or more career nominations:

Viewer's Choice (6)
Performer Total Nominations Wins
Beyonce 16 6 Best Actress (2)
Best Female R&B Artist (4)
Best Collaboration (3)
Video of the Year (4)
Viewer's Choice (3)

Ludacris 13 5 Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (4)
Video of the Year (2)
Best Collaboration (5)
Viewer's Choice (1)
Best Actor (1)

Jay-Z 16 3 Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (7)
Video of the Year (2)
Best Collaboration (5)
Viewer's Choice (2)

Alicia Keys 10 4 Best New Artist
Best Female R&B Artist (4)
Best Collaboration (1)
Video of the Year (2)
Viewer's Choice (2)

Jamie Foxx 11 3 Best Actor (3)
Best Male R&B Artist (2)
Best Collaboration (4)
Video of the Year (2)

Kanye West 15 5 Best New Artist
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (5)
Best Collaboration (2)
Video of the Year (4)
Viewer's Choice (2)
Best Gospel Artist(1)

T.I. 11 3 Video of the Year
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist (4)
Best Collaboration (3)
Viewer's Choice (3)

2009 tribute to Michael Jackson

After the death of Michael Jackson, BET re-organized most of the 2009 BET Awards ceremony to commemorate the artist's life. Host Jamie Foxx said, "We want to celebrate this black man. He belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else." The show was revised within three days of its airing on June 28, 2009, with several artists changing their original planned routine to sing many of Michael Jackson's songs, including songs he sang as a member of The Jackson Five as well as songs in his solo career. His father, Joseph Jackson, and former confidant, Reverend Al Sharpton were present as audience members throughout the show. Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson's sister made an appearance at the finale of the show, and spoke briefly on behalf of the Jackson family.The show itself set an all-time ratings high with a 5.8 rating (over its previous high of 3.7 million) and overall saw a 61 percent increase over its 2008 broadcast. The tribute was criticized by viewers who thought most of the tribute although not intended was a disrespect to Michael Jackson.

These were the tributes to the King of Pop throughout the show such as:New Edition gave tribute to the Jackson 5 by singing "ABC", host Jamie Foxx danced to "Beat It" and moonwalked across the stage, Ne-Yo sings Jackson's "Lady in My Life," Ciara performed Jackson's "Heal the World", Keri Hilson gave tribute by adding a few of his moves in her dance routine, and Beyonce singing a part of Sarah McLachlan's song "Angel", which was in memory of Jackson. Also, when she won the award for Best Female Artist, she dedicated it to Jackson, who she called her hero.

Janet Jackson paid tribute to her brother by giving a short, tearful speech to the audience at the awards, she said:"To you Michael is an icon. To us Michael is family. And he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of the love, thank you for all of the support. We miss him so much. Thank you."

Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx ended the ceremony performing the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There".

BET Awards 2010

During the BET Awards 09' After Party, a very big announcement was made, that the two Wayans brothers, Shawn and Marlon would host the 10th annual BET Awards.And T.I will also be introduced, after being in prison for a year and one day.


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