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Killer Mike, Usher, and SZA Triumph at BET Awards

July 1 (UPI) — Killer Mike’s Michael was named Album of the Year at the BET Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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Killer Mike accepts the award for Album of the Year onstage during the 2024 BET Awards live telecast at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The event was hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with Megan Thee Stallion opening the show with electrifying performances of her hits “BOA” and “Where Them Girls At.”

Other memorable moments included Usher accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award and Will Smith premiering his new song, “You Can Make It.”

Usher also clinched the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist of the Year award, while SZA was honored with the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist of the Year trophy.

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Usher accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the BET Awards live telecast at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Will Smith’s musical comeback was another highlight of the evening. From Fresh Prince to music royalty, he showed why he’s always been a legend.

In the group category, Ye and Ty Dolla $ign were voted Best Group, while Lil Durk and J. Cole’s track “All My Life” won Best Collaboration.

Tyla was awarded Best New Artist, Nicki Minaj took home the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award, and Kendrick Lamar earned the accolade for Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

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Taraji P. Henson arrives for the 2024 BET Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama” won Best Music Video, and the Viewer’s Choice Award was given to Beyoncé for “Texas Hold ‘Em.”

In the film and acting categories, Bob Marley: One Love was named Best Movie. Denzel Washington and Regina King won Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

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Megan Thee Stallion performs during the BET Awards live telecast at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, won the Young Stars Award, signifying the next generation of talent.

On the sports front, WNBA star Angel Reese was named Sportswoman of the Year, while NBA star Jalen Brunson secured the Sportsman of the Year award.

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Victoria Monét arrives for the 2024 BET Awards at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

The night was filled with talent and recognition, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

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Tyla performs during the BET Awards live telecast at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Source: UPI