The 19th BET Awards were held on June 23, 2019 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony celebrated achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. Cardi B received the most nominations with seven, and won the most awards with two, including for Album of the Year.
|2019 BET Awards|
|Date||June 23, 2019|
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Black Entertainment Television|
|Hosted by||Regina Hall|
|Most awards||Cardi B (2)|
|Most nominations||Cardi B (7)|
On June 13, 2019, it was announced that special awards would be presented to Mary J. Blige, who received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award; Tyler Perry, who was given the Ultimate Icon Award; and Nipsey Hussle, who was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award.
|Cardi B and Offset||"Clout" |
|Lucky Daye||"Roll Some Mo"|
|Lil Nas X
Billy Ray Cyrus
|"Old Town Road"|
|City Girls||"Act Up"|
|Lil Baby||"Close Friends"|
|"Lord Is Coming"|
|Mary J. Blige||Medley|
|"Weather the Storm"|
|Tribute to Nipsey Hussle|
"Last Time That I'd Checc'd"
- Yara Shahidi – presented Best New Artist
- Irv Gotti, Justine Skye & Elijah Kelley – presented Young Stars Award
- Regina Hall – introduced Fantasia
- Raphael Saadiq – introduced Lucky Daye
- Anderson .Paak – presented Album of the Year
- Amanda Seales – presented Shine a Light to Candice Payne
- Rev. Al Sharpton – presented Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Inspirational Award
- Larenz Tate & La La Anthony – presented Best Movie
- Jodie Turner-Smith, Melina Matsoukas, and Lena Waithe – introduced world premiere trailer for Queen & Slim
- Marsai Martin – presented Best Actress
- Rihanna – presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary J. Blige
- Ayesha Curry & Ne-Yo – presented Best International Act
- Jacob Latimore – presented Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award
- Taraji P. Henson – presented Ultimate Icon Award to Tyler Perry
- Morris Chestnut & Damson Idris – Eulogy for John Singleton
- T.I. – presented Humanitarian Award to the family of Nipsey Hussle
Winners highlighted in Bold.
Special Awards Edit
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary J. Blige
Humanitarian Award: Nipsey Hussle
Ultimate Icon Award: Tyler Perry
Records Set Edit
Bruno Mars became the first person to win Best Male R&B/Pop Artist three years in a row. Migos became the first group or duo to win Best Group three years in a row. Serena Williams won Sportswoman of the Year for the 12th time; the sixth year in a row. Beyoncé won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist for the 10th time; the sixth year in a row.
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