BET Awards 2015
|2015 BET Awards|
|Date||June 28, 2015|
|Location||Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California|
|Presented by||BET Networks|
|Hosted by||Anthony Anderson
Tracee Ellis Ross
The 2015 BET Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2015 and was televised on BET. This year marked the ceremony's 15th anniversary and the milestone was celebrated throughout the show, which was hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The nominees were announced on May 18, 2015. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown lead the nominations with six each. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne followed with four each. Beyoncé was the big winner of the night with 3 awards, including Video of the Year for "7/11". Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown both won 2 each. Smokey Robinson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Janet Jackson was honored with the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. Radio host Tom Joyner was also honored, receiving the Humanitarian Award.
Nominations and winnersEdit
|Video of the Year||Video Director of the Year|
|Best Female R&B/Pop Artist||Best Male R&B/Pop Artist|
|Best Female Hip Hop Artist||Best Male Hip Hop Artist|
|Best Group||Best Collaboration|
|Best New Artist||Best Gospel Artist|
|Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award||Centric Award|
|Best Actress||Best Actor|
|YoungStars Award||Best Movie|
|Sportswoman of the Year||Sportsman of the Year|
|Best International Act: Africa||Best International Act: UK|
|Viewer's Choice Award: Best New International Act||FANdemoniam Award|
- Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
- Janelle Monáe and Jidenna - "Yoga" and "Classic Man"
- Chris Brown, Tyga and Omarion - "Liquor", "Ayo" and "Post to Be"
- The Weeknd - "The Hills" and "Earned It" with Alicia Keys
- Tribute to Andrae Crouch by Donnie McClurkin - "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power"
- Tribute to Percy Sledge, Ben E. King and B.B. King by Anthony Hamilton and Gary Clark, Jr. -
"When a Man Loves a Woman", "Stand By Me" and "The Thrill is Gone"
- Silento - "Watch Me"
- Bad Boy Reunion (Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, 112, and Mase) with Pharrell Williams, French Montana, and The Lox - Medley
("Feel So Good", "Love Like This", "Peaches & Cream", "It's All About the Benjamins", "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Can't You See", "I Need a Girl (Part Two)" and "Finna Get Loose")
- Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown - "All Eyes on You"
- Tribute to Smokey Robinson by Tori Kelly, Robin Thicke and Ne-Yo - "Who's Loving You", "The Tears of a Clown" and "My Girl"
- Smokey Robinson - "The Tracks of My Tears", "Cruisin'" and "My Girl"
- Big Sean with E-40 - "One Man Can Change the World", "Blessings" and "I Don't Fuck with You"
- Jussie Smollett, Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray, and Serayah from Empire - "Drip Drop", "You're So Beautiful" and "No Apologies"
- Tribute to Janet Jackson by Tinashe, Jason Derulo, and Ciara - "If", "The Pleasure Principle", "All For You", "No Sleeep" and Rhythm Nation 
- Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle and Patti Labelle - "Hard To Do", "If Only You Knew" and "If I Don't Have You"
- Avery Wilson
- Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"
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