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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.[1][2]

2019 BET Awards
DateJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byBlack Entertainment Television
Hosted byRegina Hall
Most awardsCardi B (2)
Most nominationsCardi B (7)
Television/radio coverage

On May 29, 2019, it was announced that the ceremony would be hosted for the first time by actress Regina Hall.[3][4]

On June 13, 2019, it was announced that special awards would be presented to Mary J. Blige, who received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award[5]; Tyler Perry, who was given the Ultimate Icon Award[6]; and Nipsey Hussle, whom was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award[7].



The first wave was announced on June 3, 2019.[8][9][10]


Winners highlighted in Bold.

Album of the Year Video of the Year
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award Best Collaboration
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 New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award BET Her Award
Video Director of the Year Best Movie
Best Actress Best Actor
YoungStars Award Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year Best International Act
Best New International Act

Special AwardsEdit

Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary J. Blige

Humanitarian Award: Nipsey Hussle

Ultimate Icon Award: Tyler Perry

Records SetEdit

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.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 BET Award Nominations: Cardi B Leads, Nipsey Hussle Posthumously Nominated". Rolling Stone. 2019-05-17.
  2. ^ "Cardi B, Drake, Beyoncé Lead BET Awards Nominations". Variety. 2019-05-17.
  3. ^ "BET Awards". Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  4. ^ "Regina Hall Will Host The 2019 BET Awards!". Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  5. ^ "BET Awards: Mary J. Blige to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  6. ^ Thorne, Will; Thorne, Will (2019-06-11). "Tyler Perry to Receive Ultimate Icon Award at 2019 BET Awards (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  7. ^ "BET Awards: Nipsey Hussle to Receive Posthumous Humanitarian Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  9. ^ "Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Migos, DJ Khaled and More to Perform at BET Awards: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  10. ^ "Cardi B, Lizzo and More to Perform at 2019 BET Awards | E! News". Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  11. ^ "13 Records That Were Set at the 2019 BET Awards".

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