Awards


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The 2016 ESPY Awards started off on a powerful note by Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James — who all teamed up to deliver a #BlackLives Matter speech. Drawing from their personal experiences, each superstar gave words about why America needs to stand up against police violence against people of color. In case you missed it, watch the full address after the jump.

“We all have to do better,” said LeBron James to close.

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The 2016 ESPYs took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Hosted by WWE superstar John Cena, the three-hour show closed with a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali. The iconic sports figure and activist, who passed away in early June, was honored with a performance by Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper. Backed by singer Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale, Teddy Jackson, and Donnie Trumpet, Chance delivered a moving and touching live moment, debuting a never-before-heard song for the first-time.

Watch the moment below.

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The BET Awards celebrated music and entertainment with their annual awards show in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Jun. 26). Once the star-filled extravaganza came to an end, Beyoncé took the crown winning five awards. Along with a memorable surprise performance with Kendrick Lamar, Queen Bey took home five trophies including Video of the YEar (“Formation),” FANdemonium Award, and Female R&B/Pop Artist.

Beyoncé’s mother Tina Lawson accepted the awards on her daughter’s behalf, as the singer was on a flight overseas right after her performance to start the European leg of her “Formation World Tour.” Drake, who didn’t make the awards, landed three wins including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, while his Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist for the 7th straight year. New sensation Bryson Tiller won two awards in support of his T R A P S O U L debut album, taking home Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.

View the full list of winners below.

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The most anticipated moment of the 2016 BET Awards was a tribute to the iconic Prince. Orchestrated by Questlove of The Roots, the late singer who passed away earlier this year, was honored with five separate performances at Sunday night’s show featuring various artists.

Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Jennifer Hudson, Bilal, Tori Kelly, Maxwell, and Sheila E., all hit the stage at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater to honor the purple legend.

Watch the various medley performances below.

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The stars came out on Sunday as the 2016 BET Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The night opened with an unforgettable surprise performance by Beyoncé, who opened the show by performing her LEMONADE track “Freedom” with special guest Kendrick Lamar.

Alicia Keys, Future, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Bryson Tiller, DJ Khaled, Young Thug, and more are also set to hit the stage. Plus, the late Prince will be tributed with four various performances done by The Roots, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Maxwell, and more.

Watch all the performances from the 2016 BET Awards below.

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The 2016 BET Awards kicked off in a major way on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Live from the Microsoft Theater, an iconic moment started the festivities as Beyoncé opened the show by performing her powerful LEMONADE track “Freedom.” The fiery moment also included TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, who joined Queen Bey to perform his verse on the Just Blaze-produced cut, delivering his rhymes surrounded by water.

Watch the blazing opening below.

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The 2016 BET Awards have taken over the City of Angels. The biggest stars in music and entertainment have made their way to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the annual awards show, co-hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Future, DJ Khaled, Young Thug are all set to hit the stage, along with a special tribute to the late Prince by D’Angelo, Maxwell, The Roots, and others.

Before the main event got started, the stars arrived on the red carpet to show off their stylish looks. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Maxwell, Janelle Monáe, Young Thug, Tinashe, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Karruche, DJ Khaled, and more stopped for the cameras before heading inside for this year’s festivities.

Check out photos from the 2016 BET Awards red carpet below.

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BET clearly felt ways about Madonna and Stevie Wonder’s Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, tweeting out a short but shade-filled teaser that said, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t Worry. We Got You” shortly after the performance. Well, today BET have finally announced details of their own tribute to The Purple One, which takes place at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday, June 26.

The network has tapped D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monáe for the tribute, as well as Prince collaborator Sheila E. More acts are expected to be announced at a later date.

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After breaking records on the Billboard charts with her latest album, LEMONADE, Beyoncé continued to slay in the fashion world last night by collecting the Fashion Icon Award at the 2016 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Decked out in a black wide-brimmed hat and sparkly Givenchy Couture suit, Queen Bey gave a powerful and inspiring acceptance speech about how fashion is “so much deeper than any brand name.” In a particularly moving moment, Bey recalled how her cash-strapped grandmother had to handcraft the uniforms at her mother’s Catholic school just to keep her mother in school.

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The iconic Prince, who passed away late last month, was tributed with a special performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas.

I want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson,” said Questlove of the Roots before a moment of silence. “It can be a moment of silence, but inside our heads, it should be anything but silent,” he continued before introducing Madonna, who performed “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Dressed in purple from head-to-toe, Madonna was joined by special guest Stevie Wonder, as the two did an emotional cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

Moments after, the performance received plenty of backlash from viewers who took to social media to express their thoughts. The Roots’ Questlove soon took to Twitter shortly after to address those comments.

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