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  • Awards: 2009 BET Awards Recap & Winners List

    June 29.09 @ 12:35 pm
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    Last night (Sunday June 27th, 2009), BET held their ninth annual awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Many singers, rappers, actors, athletes among many others attended the awards. Following the death of Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009), BET recognized and acknowledged to the public that they would be having a tribute him all night. The awards kicked off with the 106 & Park – Red Carpet special featuring various performances by The New Boyz, Letoya Luckett, Jeremih, Day 26 and many others. Throughout the course of the red carpet, Rocsi and Terrence asked Marlon Wayans – which artist(s) he is excited to see perform? He responded with New Edition which completely spoiled the surprise. (SURPRISE!?!?!)

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    The awards opened with New Edition including Johnny Gill did a bunch of Jackson 5 medley including “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” and “Stop The Loving”. Instantly the crowd and the viewers at home were anxious and amped about what BET had in store at the awards.

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    The Host Jamie Foxx came out in a classic Michael Jackson outfit – red jacket, black pants, glitter gloves and white socks. He did a little “Beat It” dance tribute. As usual he kept the crowd entertain with making various jokes and talking about his experience in 1984 when he saw Michael Jackson in concert. As a tribute in MJ honour, Jamie Foxx moonwalked from one side of the stage to the other. It sure wasn’t as easy as it looked.

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    Through out the course of the night, many artists paid their tribute to Michael Jackson with various performances including Ciara, Ne-Yo, and Jamie Foxx.  The awards was more of a performance based similar to what MTV VMAs have been doing for the past few years.

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    Beyonce took home two awards for Video of the Year (Single Ladies) and Best Female R&B Artist.

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    Keith Sweat, Guy & BBD did an old school performance

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    The O’Jays were honoured last night with a performance from Tevin Campbell followed by Tyrese, Johnny Gill and Trey Songz. I must say that Don Cornelius kept us bored with his super slow speeches and his monotone. The O’Jays performed their classic hits “Use To Be My Girl,” and “For the Love of M0ney”.

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    Also, Alicia Keys and Wycelf Jean were honoured for their humanitarian efforts across the world.

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    Maxwell performed his first single “Pretty Wings” off his upcoming album Blacksummers’nights

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    Drake, Young Money and  Lil Wayne performed which looked like a last minute performance.

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    In closing, Janet Jackson came out to say a few words saying about her brother Michael Jackson. “To you, Michael was an icon. To us, Michael is family”. (Video Below) Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo performed “I’ll Be There” as the closing performance,

    Full Winners List

    Video of the Year: Beyonce – ‘Single Ladies’
    Best Male R&B Artist: Ne-Yo
    Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce
    Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Wayne
    Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: M.I.A.
    Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary
    Best New Artist: Keri Hilson
    Best Group: Day 26
    Best Collaboration: Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain “‘Blame It”
    Best Video Director: Benny Boom
    Viewers’ Choice Award: T.I. featuring Rihanna – “‘Live Your Life”
    Best Actor: Will Smith
    Best Actress: Taraji Henson
    Female Athlete of the Year: Serena Williams
    Male Athlete of the Year: LeBron James

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