2023 BET Awards: Drake, Doja Cat, Jazmine Sullivan Take Home Top Honors
The 2023 BET Awards were held on Sunday, June 25, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and featured performances by Lil Nas X, Lizzo, H.E.R., and many more.
Drake Takes Home Most Awards
Drake was the night's biggest winner, taking home four awards, including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year. Doja Cat was the second-most awarded artist with three wins, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.
Jazmine Sullivan Wins Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Jazmine Sullivan won the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, her first BET Award win. Sullivan gave an emotional acceptance speech, thanking her fans and her team. She also spoke about the importance of representation in the music industry.
Lil Nas X Performs "Industry Baby"
Lil Nas X performed his hit song "Industry Baby" at the BET Awards. The performance was a visual spectacle, featuring dancers dressed as prison guards and a giant inflatable jail cell. Lil Nas X also gave a powerful speech about the importance of being true to oneself.
Other Notable Winners
Other notable winners at the 2023 BET Awards included:
- Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
- Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
- Best Group: Migos
- Best New Artist: Tems
- Video of the Year: "Way 2 Sexy" by Drake featuring Future and Young Thug
The 2023 BET Awards were a celebration of Black excellence in music, film, and television. The show was a star-studded affair, with performances by some of the biggest names in the industry. The awards also featured powerful speeches about the importance of representation and social justice.
About the BET Awards
The BET Awards are an annual awards show that honors the best in Black music, film, and television. The show was created in 1999 by Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is one of the most-watched award shows in the United States. The BET Awards have been praised for their diversity and for highlighting Black talent.
The 2023 BET Awards were a success, with a star-studded lineup and powerful speeches. The show was a celebration of Black excellence and a reminder of the importance of representation in the media.
Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/25/entertainment/bet-award-winners-2023/index.html (accessed June 26, 2023).