The award was presented to the singer by British model Naomi Campbell.
Giving his acceptance speech, Burna Boy said, “I’ll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation.”
“Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were, because, in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter”
The event which held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions in America was hosted by Amanda Sealed.
Lil Wayne performed a special tribute to Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash with his daughter.
DaBaby won Best Male Hip-hop artistes while Meghan The Stallion won Best Female Hip-Hop artiste.
Beyonce who won BET HET Award also got presented the BET Humanitarian Award from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Below is the list of winners on the night.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Lizzo — Cuz I Love You Megan Thee Stallion — Fever Beyoncé — Homecoming: The Live Album H.E.R. — I Used to Know Her DaBaby — Kirk Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (WINNER!)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” DaBaby – “Bop” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” (WINNER!) Doja Cat – “Say So” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” DaBaby – “Bop” Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER!) Roddy Ricch – “The Box” The Weeknd – “Heartless”
BEST COLLABORATION Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” (WINNER!) DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good” H.E.R. featuring YG – “Slide” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” Wale featuring Jeremih – “On Chill”
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé H.E.R. Jhene Aiko Kehlani Lizzo (WINNER!) Summer Walker
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson Paak Chris Brown (WINNER!) Jacquees Khalid The Weeknd Usher
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Cardi B Doja Cat Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!) Nicki Minaj Saweetie
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST DaBaby (WINNER!) Drake Future Lil Baby Roddy Ricch Travis Scott
BEST GROUP Chloe x Halle City Girls EarthGang Griselda Jackboys Migos (WINNER!)
BEST NEW ARTIST DaniLeigh Lil Nas X Pop Smoke Roddy Ricch (WINNER!) Summer Walker YBN Cordae
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Fred Hammond – “Alright” John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out” Kanye West – “Follow God” Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me” (WINNER!) PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan” The Clark Sisters – “Victory”
BET HER AWARD Alicia Keys – “Underdog” Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” (WINNER!) Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin” Layton Greene – “I Choose” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott – “Tempo” Rapsody featuring PJ Morgan – “Afeni”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Benny Boom Cole Bennett Dave Meyers Director X Eif Rivera Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor (WINNER!)
BEST MOVIE Bad Boys for Life Dolemite Is My Name Harriet Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé Just Mercy Queen & Slim (WINNER!) The Lion King
BEST ACTRESS Angela Bassett Cynthia Erivo Issa Rae (WINNER!) Regina King Tracee Ellis Ross Zendaya Jennifer Lopez
BEST ACTOR Billy Porter Eddie Murphy Forest Whitaker Jamie Foxx Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!) Omari Hardwick Will Smith
YOUNGSTARS AWARD Alex Hibbert Asante Blackk Jahi Di’Allo Winston Marsai Martin (WINNER!) Miles Brown Storm Reid
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Ajeé Wilson Claressa Shields Coco Gauff Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone Biles (WINNER!)
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Giannis Antetokounmpo Kawhi Leonard LeBron James (WINNER!) Odell Beckham Jr. Patrick Mahomes II Stephen Curry
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER!) Innoss’B (DRC) Sho Madjozi (South Africa) Dave (UK) Stormzy (UK) Ninho (France) S.Pri Noir (France)
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT Rema (Nigeria) Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!) Celeste (UK) Young T & Bugsey (UK) Hatik (France) Stacy (France)