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Lionel Richie to receive Lifetime Achievement trophy at 2014 BET Awards

He is “Truly” a legend, and BET will honor him as such.

Lionel Richie will be given the 2014 BET Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards, EW has learned. The 64-year-old singer/songwriter will perform at the ceremony, which will air live on June 29 at 8 p.m. from Nokia Theatre in L.A and is being hosted by Chris Rock. READ FULL STORY

The BE(s)T of the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013

The BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired last night on – you guessed it – BET, is not your average awards show. First, it’s not a live. The awards were filmed in Atlanta on September 28th and the full list of winners were announced in advance of the broadcast. Second, it’s really not about the winners’ reveal, it’s all about the performances and the cyphers.

Last night’s broadcast was a tightly packed two hours with a few standouts and one notable winner overall. Drake and Kendrick Lamar took home the most awards, but it was who left the most lasting impression. Let’s take a look at some of the BET Hip Hop Awards’ bests: READ FULL STORY

Kendrick Lamar nominated for 14 BET Hip Hop Awards

Kendrick Lamar made a splash with his major label debut. He recently called out some of rap’s best by name, warning them about his aim for hip-hop’s top spot on Big Sean’s “Control.”

Now, BET is taking notice.

In a statement to The Associated Press, the network said Thursday that Lamar received the most nominations with 14 for the eighth annual BET Hip Hop Awards, airing Oct. 15. He is the show’s reigning Lyricist of the Year, and his 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, recently sold more than 1 million units.

For the first time, rap veteran Snoop Dogg will host the show, which will be taped Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.

Rapper Drake scored 13 nominations and J. Cole earned 10 nods.

BET Awards: Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj win; Justin Timberlake performs with Charlie Wilson

Who won video of the year again?

The BET Awards were barely about the actual awards as wild performances stole the night. They also didn’t present the top honor Sunday.

Janelle Monae ended the three and a half hour-plus event with a top notch performance of “Q.U.E.E.N.” alongside Erykah Badu, who brought a white poodle onstage. It was just one of the night’s best performances, which also featured stolen moments from a seductive Ciara, a slick Miguel, a random — but welcomed — reggae set and a playful Justin Timberlake with an even more playful Charlie Wilson.

Timberlake took a backseat to the soul singer, joining Wilson onstage for a medley of his solo and Gap Band hits.

Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and India.Arie were also part of the tribute to 60-year-old Wilson, who earned the lifetime achievement award.

Drake leads BET Awards with 12 nominations

He started from the bottom, but now he’s on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations.

BET announced the nominees Tuesday. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz are up for 8 awards each. READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown isn't retiring, but still doesn't like Drake

Chris Brown certainly has a hard time getting people to understand him, doesn’t he?

His new release Fortune hits store shelves tomorrow, and while accepting his BET Award for Best Male R&B on last night’s telecast, C. Breezy confused a few people by alluding to the fact that it might be his final entry.

“My last album that’s coming out in two days … I just want to thank all my fans. It’s dedicated to y’all. This one’s for y’all, man, I appreciate everything.”

But according to his reps, Brown merely misspoke and has no plans on bailing out of the music business.

Apparently, he also has no intentions of stepping away from the beef business either. READ FULL STORY

BET Awards 2012 winners: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce dominate

Blue Ivy Carter just got a bunch of shiny new toys to play with.

The BET Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, and big winners included Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and, of course, Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé.

The show kicked off with a Kanye-induced bang as the rapper, decked in all-white, joined 2 Chainz and eventual Best New Artist winner Big Sean to perform their runaway rap hit “Mercy,” which Music Mix can verify has been blaring from 90% of car stereos in Brooklyn all summer. West, who brought Kim Kardashian as his date to the awards, also ran through “Theraflu,” the cut that outed the couple in the first place.

That performance segued to host Samuel L. Jackson coming out with Red Hook Summer director Spike Lee to deliver a parody version of the Jay and Kanye single “N—-s in Paris”; we’ll include the video once it shows up online.

Other performances at the event came from the likes of Usher, Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz, Melanie Fiona, D’angelo(!), Rick Ross and his on-fire Maybach Music Group, and Chris Brown.

The night also featured an extensive Whitney Houston tribute, which brought out a long list of guests to commemorate the late singer, including: Monica, Brandy (who sang “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”), Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston (singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water”), and none other than Chaka Khan, who took us home with “I’m Every Woman.”

As for the awards themselves, some people outside the Jay-‘Ye-Bey trinity managed to swipe prizes: Wale and Miguel won for Best Collaboration, Chris Brown took home the Best Male R&B Artist and the AOL Fandemonium awards, and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out the full list of the night’s winners below:


Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne win big at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011

It was another big year for Chris Brown at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Only this time around, the rapper/singer wasn’t in attendance — though he tweeted a thank you message.

Brown, who appeared via a pre-recorded video (watch below), won three awards, alongside his “Look At Me Now” collaborators Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, including Best Hip-Hop Video, People’s Champ Award, and the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (which, as it turns out, is not so much about candy, as it is musical collaborations.)

Busta Rhymes, who was named the winner of the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse, accepted the trophies on their behalf. Lil Wayne, who was also absent from last night’s show, walked away with two of his own BET Hip Hop Awards for both Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year. Click below for Brown’s video and a complete list of the night’s winners, including awards for Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Waka Flocka Flame. READ FULL STORY

BET Awards: And the winners are...

The 2011 BET Awards were broadcast on Sunday night from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and the big winner was Chris Brown, who lit up last year’s show with his tribute to Michael Jackson. The event was star-packed with a Who’s Who of R&B and hip-hop celebs ranging from P. Diddy to Justin Bieber to the multi-talented offspring of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. The evening of awards and performances (many with bleeped lyrics) kicked off with a medley from Mary J. Blige and a no-hold-barred monologue from host Kevin Hart. The theme of Hart’s schtick was that he was going to dish out some tough love to the assembled stars. And he proceeded to take gentle jabs at folks like Busta Rhymes (for his busy outfit) and Rick Ross (for his flabby man boobs), but seemed to lose his nerve when it came to roasting Diddy.

Here’s a rundown of the evening’s major winners:

  1. -Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
  2. -Best Female R&B Artist: Rihanna
  3. -Young Stars Award: (tie) Jaden and Willow Smith READ FULL STORY

2011 BET Awards: We live-blogged it! Replay what you missed


Editor’s note: Show’s over, but you can still relive the night’s highs and lows by scrolling down and clicking Play on the live blog module below. Enjoy!

Beyoncé’s pulling double duty this evening. While headlining the Glastonbury Festival out in England, she’ll be on TV Stateside for the 2011 BET Awards and a simulcast performance. Other A-list celebs with a considerably less stressful Sunday night planned will hit the stage as well.

Will Chris Brown top last year’s show-stealing tribute to Michael Jackson? Will Kelly Rowland outshine her Destiny’s Child bestie? Will host, comedian Kevin Hart, actually be funny? And can the tough guy rappers he’ll likely pick on take a joke? We’ll find out tonight while, of course, weighing in on every last bit of it.

Join us this evening for our 2011 BET Awards coverage live-blog. We, along with the good folks at Essence, will be covering the red carpet from 7pm to 8pm EST. Then stick around for the whole crazy show, which kicks off at 8pm EST. See you then!


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