Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, August Alsina and Nicki Minaj were all big winners Sunday night (Jun 29) at the 2014 BET Awards.
Queen B — who closed the show with her husband Jay Z in a pre-taped performance from their “On The Run Tour” — took home the most awards, winning three trophies, for “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” and the “Fandemonium Award.”
Continuing his epic year, Pharrell — who opened the show with a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott — scored two wins, one for “Video of the Year” and the other in the “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist” category.
Before sharing the stage with Trey Songz and Chris Brown, R&B newcomer August Alsina won the first award of the night (“Best New Artist”) and gave an emotional acceptance speech. He also won the “Viewers’ Choice” award later in the night.
As for Nicki Minaj, the current Queen of Hip Hop (unsurprisingly) won the “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” for the fifth year in a row and shared the award for “Best Group” with her YMCMB family.
“I thank God that I’ve been placed in a position to represent women in a culture that is so male driven,” she said in her acceptance speech for her award.
Other BET Awards ’14 winners were Drake (“Best Male Hip Hop Artist”), Jhene Aiko (“Centric Award”), Lupita Nyong’O (“Best Actress”) and Tamela Mann (“Best Gospel Artist”).
See the full list of winners (via Rap-Up.com) below:
BET Awards 2014 Winners:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé f/ Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Gospel Artist
12 Years a Slave
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”
Best International Act: Africa
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Sh*t”