Chris Brown and Beyonce took home major honors at the BET Awards 2012 on July 1 Los Angeles time. Chris Brown was best male R&B artist while Beyonce was best female R&B artist. Beyonce's rapper husband Jay-Z picked up best group and best video with Kanye West.
Chris Brown performs at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Image courtesy of Reuters/Phil McCarten)
This year's version of the awards show featured a tribute for the late singer Whitney Houston who died last February. Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy, Chaka Khan, WhitneyÆs brother, Gary Houston and Whitney's mother Cissy Houston, all sang in remembrance of the fallen Diva. Other important people who left us this year, including Donna Summers and Dick Clark were also honored.
The BET Awards give recognition every year to African Americans in music, acting, sports and other forms of entertainment. It is broadcast live on the Black Entertainment Television Network.
Check out the full list of winners below:
: The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
Best Actor: Kevin Hart
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Movie: The Help
Best New Artist: Big Sean
Young Stars Award: Diggy
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration: Wale ft. Miguel
Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams
Best Female R&B Artist: BeyoncT
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Drake
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Sportsman of the Year: Kevin Durant
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Lifetime Achievement Award: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Video Of The Year: ôOtis,ö The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
BET Humanitarian Award: Rev. Al Sharpton
ViewersÆ Choice Award: Mindless Behavior
Video Director Of The Year: BeyoncT & Alan Ferguson
AOL Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
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