The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles hosted the 2018 BET Awards on June 24, and the action was continuous. Over the course of the evening, some of the biggest names in pop, rap, R&B, soul, gospel and more were honored amidst a flurry of successful performances.
GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx hosted the festivities and opened the show by joining Jay Rock for a revved performance of Rock’s new single, “Win”. Foxx then gave his monologue and invited Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan on stage to deliver some of the film’s most powerful lines.
DJ Khaled, Rihanna And Bryson Tiller took home the night’s top prize for best collaboration for “Wild Thoughts” from Khaled’s 2017 album Grateful. Khaled brought his son Asahd onto the stage to help him accept the award and gave him a shout in his speech.
SZA received the Best New Artist award, further cementing his arrival as one of the sharpest talents of his generation. The singer expressed gratitude and encouragement in her acceptance speech, saying, “Believe in yourself, because I didn’t even believe in myself, and things like that happen to me, so it can happen to anyone. God bless everyone.”
The show’s lineup of performances was full of surprises. Donald Glover, alias Childish Gambino, delivered an impromptu snippet of “This Is America”. Meek Mill premiered a new song called “Stay Woke”. MiguelAnd Migo they recreated their “Soultrain” inspired music video for “Walk It Talk It”, with Foxx helping in the role of TV show host.
YG, 2 Chains And Great Sean participated Nicki Minaj for a series of three songs, including “Chun-Li”, “Rich Sex” and the single just released by the crew, “Great bank. “SHE, real name Gabi Wilson, made a splash with the performances of” Focus “and, calling Daniele Cesare for help, the sweet and soulful love song, “Best Part”. Janelle Monaé performed “Jango Jane” from her latest album, Dirty computersand turned heads on the red carpet in her vibrant Rainbow Pride outfit.
Rap singer J. Cole chose to perform the initial cut of his latest album, KOD. His rendition of “Friends” included cameos from Wale and Caesar as well as a dynamic performance by Cole, dramatic lighting and even a memorable dance sequence by a group of children. Snoop Dogg closed the show with a series of his classics mixed with songs from his new gospel project.
Other notable awards went to Beyoncé for best female R&B / pop artist, Kendrick Lamar for the best male hip hop artist, Cardi B for the best female hip hop artist, e Lecrae And Tori Kelly for Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award for their duet “I’ll Find You”. BET has also honored two legends in their own right as a GRAMMY-winning songwriter Anita Fornaio and influential company president Debra Lee each received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
With a captivating mix of bold social statements, reverent award presentations, lively and heartfelt performances, rising stars and musical icons, the 2018 BET Awards have rewarded the best of the best of both today and the past, while also providing an enlightening vision of the future. of music.
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