ICYMI: Here’s the Full List of All the BET Awards 2017 Winners

The winners are in! The 16th annual BET Awards 2017 took place last night (June 25) in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Center. The awards was a well-executed hybrid of old meets new, combining musical acts of yesterday with the sounds of today interwoven in a ceremony presenting coveted star-shaped awards to black (and POC) artists in music. Peep the roundup of the award categories and who won in each below.

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


Viewers’ Choice Award: 

“Sorry” by Beyoncé – WINNER

“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

“Fake Love” by Drake

“Bad and Boujee” by Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

“Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane

“Starboy” by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

Best Group:

Migos – WINNER

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe & Remy Ma

Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration:

“Bad and Boujee” by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert — WINNER

“No Problem” by Chance the Rapper feat. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne – WINNER

“Freedom” by Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Party” by Chris Brown feat. Gucci Mane & Usher

“Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane

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 Elliot

Nicki Minaj

Young M.A.

Video of the Year: 

“Sorry” by Beyoncé — WINNER

“24k Magic” by Bruno Mars – WINNER

“Bounce Back” by Big Sean

“Bad and Boujee” by Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

“Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

Video Director of the Year: 

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

Kehlani “Crzy” – Benny Boom

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

Zayn Malik “Like I Would” – Director X

Tyga “Gucci Snakes” feat. Desiigner – Hype Williams

Best New Artist:

Chance the Rapper – WINNER

21 Savage

Cardi B


Young M.A.

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

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

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

CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”

Fantasia feat. Tye Tribbett – “I Made It”

Kirk Franklin feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”

Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Youngstars Award:

Yara Shahidi – WINNER

Ace Hunter

Caleb Mclaughlin

Marsai Martin

Best Movie:

Hidden Figures WINNER

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Serena Williams – WINNER

Gabby Douglas

Simone Biles

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award:

Stephen Curry – WINNER

Russell Westbrook

Cam Newton

LeBron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Centric Award:

“Cranes in the Sky” by Solange – WINNER

“Sleeping With the One I Love” by Fantasia

“Distraction” by Kehlani

“Thick of It” by Mary J. Blige

“All About Me” by Syd

“Crush” by Yuna feat. Usher

Album of the Year:

Lemonade, Beyoncé – WINNER

24k Magic, Bruno Mars

A Seat at the Table, Solange

Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper

Best International Act, Europe:

Stormzy (UK) – WINNER

Booba (France)

Mhd (France)

Craig David (UK)

Emeli Sande (UK)

Giggs (UK)

Skkepta (UK)

Wiley (UK)

Best International Act, Africa:

Wizkid (Nigeria) – WINNER

Aka (South Africa)

Babes Wodumo (South Africa)

Davido (Nigeria)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Tekno (Nigeria)

Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Humanitarian Award:

Chance the Rapper – WINNER

Lifetime Achievement Award:

New Edition – WINNER

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET/Instagram

Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.