BET Awards 2020

The 20th BET Awards took place on June 28, 2020. The ceremony celebrates achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. They also honored the many African-American people killed from racism. It was held virtually due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns,[1][2] and for the first time, was simulcast on broadcast television on the CBS Television Network, negating the need for a "roadblock" simulcast across all of the cable networks of ViacomCBS.[3] The ceremony marks the award show's 20th year on air and the 40th anniversary of Black Entertainment Television,[4] as well as the first-ever virtual ceremony in its history.[2]

2020 BET Awards
DateJune 28, 2020
LocationVirtual event; multiple venues
Presented byBlack Entertainment Television
Hosted byAmanda Seales
Most awardsBeyoncé, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, and Megan Thee Stallion (2 each)
Most nominationsDrake (6)
Television/radio coverage

The nominees were announced on June 15, 2020. Drake received the most nominations with 6, ahead of Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion, who tied with five nominations each.[5] It was also announced that same day that the ceremony will be hosted by actress/comedienne Amanda Seales.[6] Beyoncé was presented with the Humanitarian Award by Michelle Obama.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Main show
Alicia Keys "Perfect Way to Die"
Anderson .Paak
Jay Rock
Chloe x Halle "Forgive Me"
"Do It"
D Smoke
"Let Go"
"Black Habits"
Roddy Ricch
Jennifer Hudson "To Be Young, Gifted and Black"
John Legend "Never Break"
Jonathan McReynolds
Kane Brown
"Worldwide Beautiful"
Keedron Bryant
Public Enemy
Black Thought
"I Just Wanna Live"
"Fight the Power"
Kierra Sheard
Karen Clark Sheard
"Something Has to Break"
Lil Wayne Tribute to Kobe Bryant

"Kobe Bryant"

Lonr. "Make the Most"
Masego "Queen Tings"
Megan Thee Stallion "Savage"
"Girls in the Hood"
Roddy Ricch "High Fashion"
"The Box"
Summer Walker
"Session 32"
"Come Thru"
"You Make Me Wanna..."
Wayne Brady Tribute to Little Richard
"Good Golly, Miss Molly"
"Tutti Frutti"

Winners and nomineesEdit

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

Humanitarian Award: Beyoncé

Shine A Light Award: Honoree Recipients: DJ D-Nice (Club Quarantine), Swizz Beatz & Timbaland (Verzuz TV)[8]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (May 20, 2020). "2020 BET Awards Will Go Virtual With June Broadcast". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "BET Awards Switches To Virtual Format For 2020 Ceremony". Vibe. May 20, 2020. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "CBS announces it will simulcast the BET Awards; here are all the nominees". WTSP. June 15, 2020. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "BET Awards Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Virtually (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. May 20, 2020. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "2020 BET Awards Exclusive: Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch Lead Nominees Slate, CBS Airing Show for First Time". Billboard. 2020-06-15. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  6. ^ "BET Awards". Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  7. ^ "Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy, 8, makes history with BET Awards win". Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  8. ^ "BET Awards Highlight: BET Awards 2020 Shine a Light Award Honorees". Retrieved 2020-06-29.