CLOSE
Results for tag:

#BETAwards17

Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards

0

Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards tonight for «positively impacting both local and national communities.»

It was a big night for the young star, who  took home Best New Artist earlier in the night. The rapper was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Debra L. Lee presented the 24-year-old, who is the youngest recipient of the honor to date, with the award.

«Tonight we honor a young man from the Chi and honestly I love everything about him. He created his own path to the charts and took that same creativity to help children,» Lee said. «He’s not afraid to speak out for people who can’t speak for themselves.»

Chance even got a very special intro from the former First Lady Michelle Obama, who said she’d known the Chicago-native for years.

When Chance, who brought his mom Lisa Bennett as his date, accepted the award, he said, «This is wildly overwhelming. I didn’t think it was going to be this crazy.»

The humble star added, «I am 24 and to be receiving something like this at my age…it feels a little early to get something like this but my God doesn’t make mistakes and I like to think that he’s putting this enormous pressure on me to see how I react.»

Then the humanitarian challenged the Chicago public school systems, judges and the criminal justice system to make some drastic changes.

In March, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and additionally raised more than $2 million for the public schools through his Social Works organization. Past recipients of the BET Humanitarian Award include Al Sharpton, Quincy Jones, and Muhammad Ali. And as if you couldn’t love him more, Chance brought his mom along to the star-studded award show.

Tonight’s presenters included Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Trevor Noah, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion.

Additionally, New Edition was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the award show, which is currently in its 17th year.

Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Future, Lil Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur also performed at the awards show.  Earlier this week, it was announced that A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, SZA, Swae Lee andKhalid would be showing off their talents at the award show.

 This article was originally published by: E! News

BET Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List

0

The 2017 BET Awards have arrived! Will top nominees Beyoncé and Bruno Mars dominate the night? Follow along with all the biggest winners below, updating live throughout the show.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
WINNER: Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown Feat. Gucci Mane & Usher – party
DJ Khaled Feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
J. Cole
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
WINNER: Remy Ma
Young M.A

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director of the Year
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 Feat. Desiigner”
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé “Sorry”

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A

Album of the Year
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
Lemonade – Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia Feat. Tye Tribbett –”I Made It”
Kirk Franklin Feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”
WINNER: Lecrae – “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
WINNER: Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Fences
Get Out
Hidden Figures
Moonlight
The Birth of a Nation

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry

Centric Award
Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
WINNER: Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd – “All About Me”
Yuna – “Crush” Feat. Usher

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
WINNER: Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – Starboy

Best International Act: Europe
Booba (France)
Mhd (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skkepta (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK)

Best International Act: Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Tekno (Nigeria)
WizKid (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

This article was originally published by: Billboard 
CLOSE
103.3 Santo Domingo's #1 Hit Music Station