2015 BET Awards Winners List

The 2015 BET Awards celebrated its 15 anniversary Sunday night, as Janet Jackson was the recipient of the Ultimate Icon Award, Nicki Minaj brought her mom onstage as she picked up the award for best female hip-hop artist, and Sam Smith picked a the prize for Best New Artist.

The event was hosted by  Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

The cast of Empire performed a medley of show hits, including: “Drip Drop,” “No Apologies,” and “You’re So Beautiful.”  Tori Kelly took part in a Smokey Robinson tribute.

Check out the full Winners List Below

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Nicki Minaj fear. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown — “Only” – WINNER
Beyonce — “7/11?
DeJ Loaf — “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar — “i”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug — “Throw Sum Mo”
The Weeknd — “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack) 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown – WINNER
August Alsina
John Legend
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Centric Award

The Weeknd — “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack) – WINNER
Avery Sunshine — “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill — “Dumb”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige — “Stay With Me”

Best New Artist 

Sam Smith – WINNER
Bobby Shmurda
DeJ Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Tinashe

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist 

Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Azealia Banks
DeJ Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Tink
Trina

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Big Sean
Common
Drake
J. Cole
Wale

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyonce – WINNER
Ciara
Janelle Monae
Jhene Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna

Best Group

Rae Sremmurd – WINNER
A$AP Mob
Jodeci
Migos
Rich Gang
Young Money

Best Collaboration

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma) – WINNER
August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)”
Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown Feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Maros – “Uptown Funk”

Video of the Year

Beyonce – “7/11? – WINNER
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso – WINNER
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams
Benny Boom

Best Gospel Artist

Lecrae – WINNER
Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Best International Act: Africa

Stonebwoy (Ghana) – WINNER
AKA (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
The Soil (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act: U.K.

Stormzy – WINNER
fka Twigs
Fuse ODG
Lethal Bizzle
Little Simz
Mnek

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