Published on June 27th, 2017 | by Refilwe
WIZKID, BEYONCÉ, BRUNO MARS, CHANCE THE RAPPER AND MIGOS WIN BIG AT “BET AWARDS 17”
BRUNO MARS, CHRIS BROWN, BIG SEAN, FUTURE, NEW EDITION, MARY J. BLIGE, AND MORE GIVE ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES
EXCLUSIVE TO BET AFRICA (DSTV CHANNEL 129) ON TUESDAY 27 JUNE AT 20:00 CAT
Some of the hottest and most prolific talent assembled to watch today’s top musicians, actors and industry icons take the stage at the 17th Annual BET Awards. The ceremony led by first-time host and comedy all-star, Leslie Jones hosted from the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. LIVE. The show will air on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 27 June at 20:00 CAT.
This year’s broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, super dope talent, and entertainment’s most provocative players. The iconic show continues to be a cultural rule breaker steeped in reinvention with some of the most memorable moments in Award show history. The 2017 “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts.
“BET AWARDS 17” show highlights include:
BRUNO MARS opened the show with a funky, energetic performance of his hit “Perm” while rocking his signature 24K Magic hat and custom “Hooligans” baseball jersey. He then returned to the stage moments later to take home his first-ever BET Awards win for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.
MARY J. BLIGE looked stunning while giving a remarkably powerful performance of her song “Set Me Free”, before being joined by A$AP ROCKY for a duet of their collaboration “Love Yourself.”
XSCAPE took to the stage, reuniting for the first time in eighteen years for an audience-raising performance of their greatest hits, including “Understanding”, “Who Can I Run To” and “Just Kickin’ It”.
YARA SHAHIDI voiced the importance of supporting blackness and thanked BET for celebrating black culture so beautifully when she graciously accepted the YoungStars Award.
MICHELLE OBAMA and BET Chairman & CEO DEBRA LEE introduced CHANCE THE RAPPER who gave an impassioned acceptance speech after receiving the evening’s Humanitarian Award for supporting educational and social initiatives within his community and throughout the U.S. As the youngest BET Awards Humanitarian Honoree to date, Chance talked about the importance of working on ourselves before we work on the world.
Celebrating one of the most successful and influential adult R&B acts in music history, NEW EDITION was honored with the iconic Lifetime Achievement Award – but not before the cast of ‘The New Edition Story’ performed a four song medley of their greatest hits including “Candy Girl”, “Sensitivity”, “My Prerogative” and “Can You Stand The Rain”. With a full standing ovation, New Edition then took to the stage and had the crowds dancing in the aisles on “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Can You Stand The Rain”.
KENDRICK LAMAR, upon taking home the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, thanked late rapper Prodigy for inspiring his first mix tape, encouraging him to study his skills and to build his connection with his neighborhood.
DJ KHALED closed out the show, bringing out hip hop heavyweights LIL WAYNE, CHANCE THE RAPPER, QUAVO and of course BABY ASAHD, for their song of the summer, “I’m the One.”
Global Good winners Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ilwad Elman, Wizkid, Rayvanny and Stormzy took home top honors at the BET International Awards.
In addition to all of these unforgettable moments, the complete list of the “BET AWARDS 17” winners are:
BEST INTERNATIONAL: AFRICA
GLOBAL GOOD: POWER AWARD
YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA (South Africa)
VIEWER’S CHOICE “BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT”
GLOBAL GOOD: STAR AWARD
ILWAD ELMAN (Somalia/Canada)
BEST INTERNATIONAL: EUROPE
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
Video Director of the Year
KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”
Best New Artist
CHANCE THE RAPPER
Album of the Year
LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)
TARAJI P. HENSON
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Awards
BEYONCE – SORRY
BET.com/Awards is the official site for the “BET AWARDS 17” and features all the incredible content from this year’s show.
For more information on the BET Awards, visit www.betafrica.tv, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETAwards17.
“BET AWARDS 17” SHOW FOOTAGE USAGE RULES
The following stipulations govern usage of all direct telecast footage from the 2017 “BET AWARDS” telecast, which premiered on Sunday, June 25 at 8 P.M.* ET/7 P.M.* CT:
- Maximum of 90 seconds within the first 24 hours of the premiere telecast
- Maximum of 60 seconds 24 to 36 hours after the premiere telecast
- Maximum of 30 seconds 36 to 72 hours after the premiere
Outside of the first 72-hour window of the premiere telecast, please contact BET Corporate Communications at 212-205-3264
BET AWARDS ’17 BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS
News programs and services may excerpt portions of the “2017 BET Awards” telecast during the seven days following the live telecast on June 25, 2017 solely for reporting about the “2017 BET Awards” as an event and subject to the following conditions.
- Broadcast Restrictions:
- Up to three minutes in total, but no more than thirty seconds of any single moment or performance, may be used within the period ending the first day following the telecast.
- Up to one minute in total, not separate from the three minutes referenced above and no more than thirty seconds of any single moment or performance, may be used within the period of the second through seventh days following the telecast.
- Any display, exhibition or performance of the material must be accompanied by the chyron, “Courtesy of BET”.
- Online Restrictions
- Viacom Media Networks provides an embeddable video player of full show moments and performances here: https://www.betpressroom.com/program/the-2017-bet-awards/.
- Otherwise, up to thirty seconds of any single moment or performance may be used as part of a wrap-up package through the seventh day following the telecast (For purposes of clarification you may NOT use portions of the 2017 BET Awards as standalone video assets).
- Any display, exhibition or performance of the material must be accompanied by the chyron, “Courtesy of BET”, and a link to www.bet.com
Russian Bear is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the BET Awards 2017.