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Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards” 2024, stood on culture with an unforgettable night recognizing outstanding accomplishments across the industry and the Black community globally. The 2024 “BET Awards” celebrated outstanding African talent, with artists from the continent taking home prestigious awards. Nigerian global star, Tems continues to shine as she won the “Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award” for her soul-stirring track “Me & U”.
South African sensation, Tyla dominated the international categories, clinching both the “Best International Act” and “Best New Artist” awards. Makhadzi, another South African artist also won the award for the “Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act”.
Joined by today’s biggest stars in music, television, film, and sports, “BET Awards” 2024 was an ode to Black creativity and excellence, serving as a  reflection of the impact of Black culture. Watch the “BET Awards” 2024 encore at 18:00 WAT/19:00 CAT on  on BET Africa DStv Channel 129 and GOtv Channel 21. Relive and share every moment of “BET Awards” 2024, available now on BET’s official YouTube page.
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & Co-General Manager Paramount Africa & Lead BET International, expressed BET’s commitment to showcasing African talent and culture on a global stage, “At BET, we remain committed to elevating African voices globally and bridging cultures through the universal language of music. The remarkable achievements of Tems, Tyla, and Makhadzi at this year’s BET Awards underscore the undeniable impact of African talent. This recognition not only celebrates these artists but also opens doors for the next generation of creatives, authentic storytellers and innovative sounds. “
Victoria Monét led in “BET Awards” 2024 and won honours in Video of the Year and the BET Her Award. USHER was honoured with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award with tributes from Childish Gambino, Keke PalmerSummer WalkerCoco Jones, Marsha Ambrosius, Chlöe, TinasheTeyana Taylor, Victoria Monét and Latto. Will Smith performed for the first time ever on the BET Awards and unveiled his new song “You Can Make It” along with Kirk Franklin, Chandler Moore, and Sunday Service Choir.
Check out the photos and clips from “BET Awards” 2024 with a full list of winners and highlights enclosed below.
Full Recap of “BET Awards” 2024 Highlights
BET celebrated Black Excellence in music, television, film, and sports across more than 20 categories.
  • “BET Awards” 2024 aired LIVE on BET on Monday, 1 July, 2024, at 2:00 am WAT/3:00am CAT on BET Africa DStv Channel 129 and GOtv Channel 21 from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles and kicked off with an explosive “Red Carpet Live Show” at 23:00 WAT/00:00 CAT hosted by Terrence J, with performances by Too $hort, Lil’ Mo, Blxst & Bino RideauxConnie Diiamond4batzHunxhoKalan.Frfr, Mariah The Scientist, October London, Remy Ma, Tee Grizzley, 310babii, and the legendary DJ Quik. Pretty Vee served as a correspondent; Tank hosted the Style Stage, and Mouse Jones hosted the exclusive “BET Awards” live stream.
  • Rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion opened culture’s biggest night with an energetic rendition of hit songs “Boa,” “Hiss,” and “Where Them Girls At.”
  • Returning host Taraji P. Henson took centerstage with her opening monologue and performance of “It’s About Us,” playing off Kendrick Lamar’s popular track “They Not Like Us.”
  • Victoria Monét electrified the audience and received a standing ovation with a performance of her monster hit “On My Mama” and her new single “Alright” for the first time-ever on a televised award show. In her acceptance of winning the “BET HER Award” Monét thanked her mom and acknowledged her desire to collaborate with more Black women.
  • Rap sensation Sexyy Red hit the stage with The Stylistics to perform her hit song “U My Everything,” followed by her new single, “Get It Sexyy.”
  • Fashion Designers Shareef Mosby, Nia Thomas, Durrell Dupard, Larissa Huehleder, Heart Roberts were honored for their work with the Shine a Light award presented by McDonalds.
  • The new generation of performers, Heiress and Van Van, performed “Be You,” showcasing talent for all ages.
  • Will Smith performed for the first time ever on the BET Awards and unveiled his new song “You Can Make It” along with Kirk Franklin, Chandler Moore, and Sunday Service Choir.
  • Newly announced BET Amplified artist Tanner Adell brought country music to the BET Amplified stage presented by NISSAN with her songs “Buckle Bunny” and “Cowboy.”
  • GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion delivered energetic performances of “Yeah Glo!,” “TGIF,” and “Wanna Be.”
  • Country star Shaboozey hit the stage to perform “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” and J-Kwon surprised the audience with his song that inspired it all, “Tipsy.”
  • Rap Superstar Latto blazed the stage with her songs “Sunday Service” and “Big Mama.”
  • Songstress Tyla transported the audience to South Africa with a colourful rendition of “Jump” alongside Gunna and Skillibeng.
  • Bronx Rap Star Ice Spice performed “Phat Butt” and “Think U The Shit (Fart).”
  • USHER was honoured with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, recognizing his prolific 30-plus-year career and impact as a songwriter, performer, and record producer and a show-stopping tribute by today’s hottest artists. To honour this achievement, Walmart is granting his charity, New Look, with a $100,000 grant. With Atlanta flair and Usher-inspired choreography, the audience was electrified with tribute performances by:
    • Childish Gambino and Keke Palmer opened the tribute with “U Don’t Have To Call” followed by Keke’s rendition of “U Make Me Wanna…”
    • Summer Walker performed “Come Through” and “Good Good.”
    • Coco Jones performed a sultry rendition of “There Goes My Baby”
    • Marsha Ambrosius performed “Superstar”
    • Chlöe performed “Good Kisser”
    • Tinashe performed “Nice & Slow”
    • Teyana Taylor and Victoria Monét, recreated USHER’s iconic performance with Beyoncé of “Bad Girl”
    • Latto closed out the tribute with an Atlanta-themed performance with “Yeah!”
  • In an emotional acceptance speech, USHER said, “This hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it. I want to thank each performer and acknowledge every detail because those moments that become legacy are about having fun and creative expression.” USHER went on to thank his mother, wife, children, fans, and mentors: LA Reid, Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. He went on to say, “This is the year of the father. For fathers to stand up for their sons and daughters. Success has a million fathers, and mine starts with these guys here (acknowledging his mentors).”
  • It was a family affair as Ms. Lauryn Hill & YG Marley performed his “Praise Jah in the Moonlight” and closed the show with a surprise reunion by Ms. Hill’s former Fugee bandmate, Wyclef Jean.
  • With an important election year, BET revealed its “We V.O.T.E.” campaign, underscoring the importance of civic participation at local, state, and federal levels throughout the 2024 election cycle. The campaign highlighted key issues affecting the Black community and the urgent need for high Black voter turnout.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE “BET AWARDS” 2024:
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Me & U – Tems
VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Makhadzi (South Africa)
BEST NEW ARTIST
Tyla
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Tyla (South Africa)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Michael – Killer Mike
BEST COLLABORATION
All My Life – Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole
 
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
SZA
 
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST (TIE)
USHER
 
BEST GROUP
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BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Nicki Minaj
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Kendrick Lamar
 
BET HER AWARD
On My Mama – Victoria Monét
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
On My Mama – Victoria Monét
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
Texas Hold ‘Em – Beyoncé
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Cole Bennett
 
BEST MOVIE
Bob Marley: One Love
 
BEST ACTRESS
Regina King
 
BEST ACTOR
Denzel Washington
 
YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Blue Ivy Carter
 
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Angel Reese
 
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Jalen Brunson
 
For a full recap of “BET Awards” 2024 including the complete list of winners and show highlights, click HERE .
“BET Awards” 2024 – Show (Fixed and Roaming)
“BET Awards” 2024 – Backstage
“BET Awards” 2024 – Press Room
 
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Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, served as the Executive Producer for the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, SVP of Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement, for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.
*“BET AWARDS” 2024 BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS
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