BET AWARDS 2012: WINNERS – WIZ KID, SARKODIE, WRETCH 32, BEYONCE, JAY-Z, KANYE WEST…WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE AND MORE….

A massive congratulations to Nigeria’s favourite young superstar Wizkid and Ghana’s heavyweight Sarkodie who jointly won the award for Best International Act – Africa! 

“I feel blessed and I am thankful to God for making all of this happens. Thank God for my EME fam, it’s a blessing to be part of an amazing team. Everyone I’ve worked with, everyone who has supported me in one way or the other, God bless you. To my fans who keep me going, thanks for the love. Thanks to my family for believing in me and letting me live my dreams. Special thanks to everyone at BET. I’m truly honored.” Wizkid says.

Wizkid

Sarkodie

Last night  the Historic Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA hosted this year’s spectacular BET Awards featuring a selection of the music world’s biggest musicians and celebrities.

SOLANGE, BEYONCE, JAY-Z, KANYE WEST, KIM KARDASHIAN enjoy the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Check out the images from last nights show featuring Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, who took part in a touching tribute to her late daughter alongside R&B singers Brandy and Monica; performances from Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, D’Angelo; and the moments Beyonce, husband Jay-Z and Hip-Hop Star Kanye West received their awards…

BEYONCE receives award on stage during the 2012 BET Awards

JAY-Z and KANYE WEST receive award onstage during the 2012 BET Awards

The happy couples!

NICKI MINAJ Performance during the 2012 BET Awards

D’ ANGELO Performance – His First TV appearance in over 10 years

CHRIS BROWN Backstage with dancers

MARIAH CAREY opens Whitney Houston tribute performances during the 2012 BET Awards

BRANDY during Whitney Houston tribute performance

CISSY HOUSTON during Whitney Houston tribute at 2012 BET Awards

CISSY HOUSTON during Whitney Houston tribute at 2012 BET Awards

Full list of this year’s winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:  THE THRONE  { JAY-Z & KANYE WEST FEATURING OTIS REDDING } “OTIS”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:  BEYONCE & ALAN FERGUSON

BEST FEMALE ARTIST:  BEYONCE

BEST MALE ARTIST:  CHRIS BROWN

BEST GROUP:   THE THRONE { JAY Z & KANYE WEST }

BEST COLLABORATION:  WALE FEATURING MIGUEL “LOTUS FLOWER”

BEST HIP HOP ARTIST: DRAKE

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST: NICKI MINAJ

BEST NEW ARTIST:  BIG SEAN

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST:  YOLANDA ADAMS

BEST ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS

BEST ACTOR: KEVIN HART

YOUNGSTARS AWARD:  DIGGY

BEST MOVIE:  “THE HELP”

SUBWAY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR:   SERENA WILLIAMS

SUBWAY SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: KEVIN DURANT

AOL FANDEMONIUM AWARD:  CHRIS BROWN

VIEWER’S CHOICE:  MINDLESS BEHAVIOR

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT / UK:  WRETCH 32

CENTRIC AWARD:  COMMON

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA:  SARKODIE { GHANA } & WIZKID { NIGERIA }

HONOREES:

CADILLAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:   MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY

THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD:   REVEREND DR. AL SHARPTON

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THIS YEAR’S WINNERS!

Posted By: Adeola Idowu

Photo Credits: BET