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Taking place at the Shrine Auditorium, the big winner of the night was Chris Brown – who garnered three trophies out of his pack-leading six nominations.
Making for quite the awkward situation, there was a mix-up during the announcement of the Viewer’s Choice winner – as Tiffany Greene first named Brown as the winner before then saying Drake and Rihanna were the victors. With Drake accepting the trophy, it was later confirmed that Brown was, indeed, the winner of the fan voted accolade.
Hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, the annual BET event also featured performances by top acts such as Beyonce Knowles, Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige, among many others.
Including special tributes to Steve Harvey as the Humanitarian Award Honoree and Patti LaBelle as the Life Achievement Award winner, other BET winners included Nicki Minaj as Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Kanye West as Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Wiz Khalifa as Best New Artist.
The complete list of 2011 BET Awards winners is as follows: Read more…
Alicia, the event’s co-host, shined in an all black, belted strapless gown while hubby Swizz looked dapper in a sharp black tux.
In related news, the “Falling” singer has just announced the upcoming release of a three-disc version of her debut album, “Songs in A Minor.”
The collectors edition, due out June 27, will feature the original record, another CD full of unreleased demos, remixes and live tracks, as well as DVD of a documentary in the making.
We are never going to get tired of Beyonce when she can just put out another amazing bootylicious video whenever she feels bored. Alicia Keys, however, has been gone for a minute and she’s back with a jump off!
A video premiere online was released yesterday, and it’s a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming video for “Put It In A Love Song”, an Alicia Keys track that features Queen Bey. It appears that this video was shot back in February of 2010, so this makes us wonder why it hasn’t been released yet. It has an incredible backdrop, being set in Rio de Janeiro, and the ladies look gorgeous. Check out the video below.