It was a night of music and history at the 2023 BET Awards, which took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The show celebrated 50 years of hip-hop with performances from some of the genre’s icons and legends, such as Lil Uzi Vert, The Sugar Hill Gang, MC Lyte, D-Nice, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Jeezy, Kid ‘N Play, Master P, Redman, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Styles P, Warren G, and Trina. The audience also witnessed a special tribute to Tina Turner by the incomparable Patti LaBelle and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Busta Rhymes.

The nominations for the awards were announced on June 8th and featured some of the biggest names in the industry. Drake led the pack with seven nods, followed by other stars like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, and Doja Cat. But we were also thrilled to see some Nigerian artists on the list, such as BurnaBoy, Ayra Starr, Tems, Asake, and Wizkid.

And we are happy to announce that Burna Boy, Tems, and Ayra Starr all took home trophies for their categories. This win brings Burna Boy to a total of four BET Award wins. 

Before we show you the winners, we have to say that we are extremely proud of Davido’s performance at the 2023 BET Awards. Watch it HERE. Davido may not have been in the nomination’s list, but his performance was a sure winner!

Here are all the winners of the 2023 BET Awards.”

Album of the Year

Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla

Breezy, Chris Brown

God Did, DJ Khaled

Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar

Renaissance, Beyoncé (WINNER)


Best Female R&B/Pop Artists

Ari Lennox


Coco Jones





Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Brent Faiyaz

Burna Boy

Chris Brown (WINNER)


The Weeknd


Best Group 

City Girls

Drake & 21 Savage (WINNER)



Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin

Quavo & Takeoff


Best Collaboration

“Big Energy (Remix),” Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled

“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice

“Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid

“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” King Combs feat. Kodak Black

“Creepin’,” Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage

“F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla

“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

“Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems (WINNER)

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray


Ice Spice

Latto (WINNER)

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage



J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)

Lil Baby

Video of the Year

“We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown

“2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo

“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy

“First Class,” Harlow

“Kill Bill,” SZA (WINNER)

“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky for AWGE

Benny Boom

Burna Boy

Cole Bennett

Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar

Director X

Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor (WINNER)

Best New Artist


Coco Jones (WINNER)




Ice Spice

Lola Brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“Bless Me,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin (WINNER)

“Finished (Live),” Tamela Mann

“I’ve Got Joy,” CeCe Winans

“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore

“New,” Tye Tribbett

“One Moment From Glory,” Yolanda Adams

“The Better Benediction (Pt.2),” PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Viewer’s Choice Award

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo

“Break My Soul,” Beyoncé (WINNER)

“First Class,” Jack Harlow

“Jimmy Cooks,” Drake feat 21 Savage

“Kill Bill,” SZA

“Last Last,” Burna Boy

“Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj

“Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

Best International Act

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Central Cee (UK)

Ella Mai (UK)

Ko (South Africa)

L7nnon (Brazil)

Stormzy (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Asake (Nigeria)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Flo (UK)

Libianca (Cameroon) (WINNER)

Maureen (France)

MC Ryan SP (Brazil)

Pabi Cooper (South Africa)

Raye (UK)

Werenoi (France)


“About Damn Time,” Lizzo

“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice

 “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé (WINNER)

“Her,” Megan Thee Stallion

“Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson

“Players,” Coi Leray

“Special,” Lizzo

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Busta Rhymes – Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
Best Movie

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (WINNER)

Creed 3



The Woman King


Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Best Actor

Amin Joseph

Brian Tyree Henry

Damson Idris (WINNER)

Daniel Kaluuya

Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.

Donald Glover

Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress

Angela Bassett (WINNER)

Coco Jones

Janelle James

Janelle Monáe

Keke Palmer

Viola Davis


Youngstars Award

Akira Akbar

Alaya High

Demi Singleton

Genesis Denise

Marsai Martin (WINNER)

Thaddeus J. Mixson   

Young Dylan   

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Alexis Morris

Allyson Felix   

Angel Reese (WINNER)

Candace Parker

Naomi Osaka  

Serena Williams

Sha’carri Richardson

Sportsman of the Year Award

Aaron Judge   

Bubba Wallace

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Hurts (WINNER)

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

Lifetime Achievement Award

Busta Rhymes

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