Beyonce and Jay-Z Lead BET Awards Winners

Power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce pick up multiple awards, plus Chris Brown and Kanye West's top triumph
Monday , 02 July 2012
Beyonce and Jay-Z Lead BET Awards Winners
Bey and Jay hit all the right notes at the BET Awards

Give it up for Beyonce,
Jay-Z, Chris Brown and Kanye West – all big winners at the BET Awards 2012 in LA on 1 July. The stars all picked up multiple
trophies; Jay-Z and Kanye West's The Throne collaboration won them Best Group
and Video of the Year honours, while Beyonce took home Best Female R'n'B Artist
and Video Director of the Year, opposite her sister Solange's boyfriend Alan

While in the audience, Beyonce and Jay-Z sat right
next to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and it looked like one happy family. When
she lost video of the year to Jay-Z and West, Bey playfully hit her husband and
laughed. The joking went on when moments later, as Kanye was giving his
acceptance speech, Jay-Z interrupted him and said, "Excuse me Kanye, I'm
gonna let you continue, but ..." The audience burst out laughing, remembering
Kanye's infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards speech a
few years ago.

Meanwhile, Chris claimed
the night's Best Male R'n'B Artist award and was also voted the fans' favourite
artist overall.

It was also a big night for Whitney Houston fans – the
late star was the subject of a long and emotionally-charged tribute, featuring a
heartfelt speech by Mariah Carey and performances from Monica, Brandy, Chaka
Khan and the tragic singer's mother Cissy.

And then there were the performances!
Nicki Minaj, Usher, Tyga, Chris and Kanye rocked the stage with their acts,
even though long stretches of Nicki and Rick Ross' performances had to be
bleeped out because of the language used.

Check out the list of winners right here:

Best Group - The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye

Best New Artist - Big Sean

Best Male R'n'B Artist - Chris Brown

Best Collaboration - Lotus Flower Bomb by
Wale featuring Miguel

Best Gospel - Yolanda Adams

Best Female R'n'B Artist - Beyonce

Best Female Hip Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj

AOL Fandemonium Award - Chris Brown

Video of the Year - The Throne by Jay-Z and
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year - Beyonce and
Alan Ferguson

Centric Award - Common

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award - Mindless

Best Actor - Kevin Hart

Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year - Kevin Durant

Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award - Maze
featuring Frankie Beverly

Humanitarian Award - Reverend Al Sharpton

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