Virtual BET Awards, Here’s a Look at the Winners

Sunday marked its 20th anniversary.

The virtual 2020 BET Awards took place June 28, 2020, hosted by comedian Amanda Seales. The award show paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and Little Richard and had virtual performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Megan Thee Stallion and others. Beyoncé was presented with the Humanitarian Award by Michelle Obama. The award show also shed light on the events happening across the country in demanding social justice.

Here is a complete list of the 2020 BET Award winners:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
    Jhene Aiko
    WINNER: Lizzo
    Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson.Paak
    WINNER: Chris Brown
    The Weeknd

Best Group

  • Chloe X Halle
    City Girls
    WINNER: Migos

Best Collaboration

  • WINNER: “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
    “Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
    “Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
    “Slide,” H.E.R. featuring YG
    “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
    “On Chill,” Wale featuring Jeremih

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • WINNER: DaBaby
    Lil Baby 
    Roddy Ricch
    Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

  • Cardi B
    Doja Cat
    WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
    Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
    “Bop,” DaBaby
    WINNER: “Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
    “Say So,” Doja Cat
    “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
    “The Box,” Roddy Ricch

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
    Cole Bennett
    Dave Meyers
    Director X
    Eif Rivera
    WINNER: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist 

  • Danileigh
    Lil Nas X
    Pop Smoke
    WINNER: Roddy Ricch
    Summer Walker
    YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

  • Cuz I Luv You, Lizzo
    Fever, Megan Thee Stallion
    Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé
    I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
    Kirk, DaBaby
    WINNER: Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • “Alright,” Fred Hammond
    “I Made It Out,” John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez
    “Follow God,” Kanye West
    “All In His Plan,” PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary
    “Victory,” The Clark Sisters
    WINNER: “Just for Me,” Kirk Franklin

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
    Cynthia Erivo
    WINNER: Issa Rae
    Regina King
    Tracee Ellis Ross

Best Actor

  • Billy Porter
    Eddie Murphy
    Forest Whitaker
    Jamie Foxx
    WINNER: Michael B. Jordan
    Omari Hardwick  

Young Stars Award

  • Alex Hibbert
    Asante Blackk
    Jahi Di’Allo Winston
    WINNER: Marsai Martin
    Miles Brown
    Storm Reid

Best Movie

  • Bad Boys For Life
    Dolemite Is My Name
    Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
    Just Mercy
    WINNER: Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Ajeé Wilson
    Claressa Shields
    Coco Gauff
    Naomi Osaka
    Serena Williams
    WINNER: Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Kawhi Leonard
    WINNER: Lebron James
    Odell Beckham Jr.
    Patrick Mahomes II
    Stephen Curry

BET Her Award

  • “Underdog,” Alicia Keys
    WINNER: “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid and SAINt JHN
    “Melanin,” Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and LaLa
    “I Choose,” Layton Greene
    “Tempo,” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliot
    “Afeni,” Rapsody featuring PJ Morton

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
    “Bop,” DaBaby
    “Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
    WINNER: “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
    “The Box,” Roddy Ricch
    “Heartless,” The Weeknd

Best International Act

  • WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
    Innoss’B (DR Congo)
    Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
    Dave (United Kingdom)
    Stormzy (United Kingdom)
    Ninho (France)
    S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Rema (Nigeria)
    WINNER: Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
    Celeste (United Kingdom)
    Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom)
    Hatik (France)
    Stacy (France)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!




Kenne Lewis is a Digital Intern at Black News Alerts from Detroit, MI but currently residing in Atlanta, GA. She has B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in New Media Journalism.