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Burna Boy, Tems and Libianca win awards categories at the 2023 BET Awards

Burna Boy, Tems and Libianca win awards categories at the 2023 BET Awards 

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Davido performs hit songs, Unavailable and FEEL at the 2023 BET Awards 

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 Beyoncé and Sza lead in BET Awards 2023  

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“BET Awards” 2023 Images (Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET): Click HERE 

“BET Awards” 2023 Clips (Courtesy of BET): Click HERE 

*Broadcast restrictions further below 

BET honoured Black excellence in music, television, film, and sports across over 20 categories at the “BET Awards” 2023. This year, global superstars from Africa; Burna Boy and Libianca took home the awards for Best International Act and Best New International Act, respectively. Tems also bagged the award for Best Collaboration with the featured hit song ‘Wait For U’. Throughout the music-centred telecast, Culture’s Biggest Night paid homage to the biggest names in Hip-Hop over the past five decades with special music performances by Afrobeats megastar, Davido and curated music medleys by acclaimed DJ and producer Kid Capri in an exciting unscripted format. The non-stop party aired live at 1:00 am WAT on BET Africa live from the Microsoft Theater. The BET Awards 2023 was simulcast across Paramount and internationally platforms.  

69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, Dem Franchize Boyz, DJ Unk, D-Nice, E-40, EPMD, Fabolous, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Jeezy, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Redman, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Styles P, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, YG, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo delivered energetic performances of many Hip Hop classics. “BET Awards” 2023 nominees Coco Jones, Ice Spice, GloRilla, Latto, and hitmakers Davido, Doechii, Lil Uzi Vert, Mad Lion, Patra, and more joined the celebration. Kaliii and “BET Awards” 2023 nominee Lola Brooke performed on the BET Amplified stage. 

Speaking on the winners for the year, Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & GM Paramount Africa & Lead BET International said, “We are super proud to recognise our superstars from Africa, Burna Boy, Tems and Libianca for shining brightly in their respective music genres. Their contributions to Black excellence have captivated audiences worldwide, and we are proud to honour their unique artistry.” 

BET Awards 2023 celebrated the best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances by an inspiring lineup of artists, entertainers and cultural icons. The “BET Awards,” which has become synonymous with powerful Black artistry and social commentary, continued to spotlight and celebrate the artists and creators of tomorrow, making the ceremony one of the most news-provoking and talked-about broadcasts year after year. 

The “BET AWARDS” 2023 Images 

Red Carpet, Arrivals, Show, Pre-Show, Backstage, Press Room (will be in various tabs): https://dam.gettyimages.com/assignments/bet-awards-2023 

The “BET AWARDS” 2023 Show Highlights Include: 

  • Lil Uzi Vert opened the show with a stunning high-energy performance of the New Jersey-inspired “Just Wanna Rock” along with unreleased “Spin Again” from their forthcoming album “The Pink Tapes.” 
  • Hip-hop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang performed their groundbreaking “Rapper’s Delight” which featured a tribute to the late Biz Markie with his “Just a Friend.” 
  • Shortly after winning Best New Artist, Coco Jones serenaded the crowd with a soulful performance of “ICU.” 
  • Best Female Hip Hop artist winner Latto delivered an electric performance of her hit “Put It On Da Floor” ending with a tribute recognizing the musical impact of the late Shawty Lo.  
  • Throughout the night, Hip Hop legend Kid Capri presented the audience with a medley of classics. From New York City to the West Coast, Atlanta to Miami, the Hip Hop legends wowed the audience with the genre’s best songs from the past five decades, including appearances from Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, D-Nice, Doug E. Fresh, E-40, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Mad Lion, Mad Skillz, MC Lyte, King Combs, Patra, Redman, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, Yo-Yo and more. 
  • Quavo and Offset surprised the crowd with a reunion performance honoring the late Takeoff, the duo’s first performance as the Migos since the third member’s passing. Opening with Takeoff’s verse from “Hotel Lobby” (from his duo with Quavo, Unc & Phew), the duo performed the group’s biggest song, “Bad & Boujee.” 
  • Davido graced the “BET Awards” stage with live Afrobeats performances of “Feel” and “Unavailable” feat. Musa Keys. 
  • Miamisuperstars Trick Daddy and Trina joined Uncle Luke to perform their respective hits “Nann” and “I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown).” 
  • Muni Long and the cast of BET series Tyler Perry’s Sistas expressed their support for the Writers Guild of America amid its ongoing strike as they seek a new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. 
  • Doechii was joined by Trillville for unforgettable performances of “Booty Drop,” “What It Is,’” and “Some Cut.” 
  • Jeezy, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Percy “Master P” Miller performed a medley of their songs, including “Trap Star,” “You Don’t Know Me” and “Make ‘Em Say Ugh” at the “BET Awards.”  
  • Patti LaBelle delivered a breathtaking performance of “The Best” in tribute to the late powerhouse Tina Turner. 
  • Kaliii and Lola Brooke lit up the “BET Amplified” stage with their respective hits “Area Codes,” “Don’t Play With It” and “Just Relax.” 
  • Busta Rhymes was honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award, in recognition of his prolific 30-plus-year career and impact as an MC, songwriter, and record producer. After being introduced by Marlon Wayans and Swiss Beatz, Busta received a standing ovation as he accepted the well-deserved award. After accepting the award, he performed a medley of dancehall and New York-inspired hits with an all-star line-up including Bia, Coi Leray, Cutty Ranks, Dexta Daps, M.O.P., Rah Digga, Scar Lip, Spice, Super Cat, and Swiss Beatz. 
  • Kid Capri closed out the performances for the night with the ultimate celebration of Hip Hop, featuring Kid ‘N Play (“Gittin’ Funky,”) 69 Boyz (“Tootsee Roll,”) Dem Franchize Boyz (“Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It,”) Soulja Boy (“Crank Dat,”) DJ Unk (“Walk It Out,”) and GS Boyz (“Stanky Legg”). To finish the night, F.L.Y. feat. Easton got the crowd on their feet with their smash hit“Swag Surfin.” 
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Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, oversaw and Executive Produced the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment was the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers. 

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Relive the “BET AWARDS” 2023 digital red carpet via the live stream, available now at https://twitter.com/betawards.  BET Digital crowns Death Row Family as the winner of The Greatest Rap Crew of All Timeduring “BET Awards 2023 Red Carpet Live!.” 

For more information on the “BET Awards” 2023, please visit BET.com/bet-awards

#BETAwards 

#CulturesBiggestNight 

The complete list of winners for the “BET AWARDS” 2023 are:  

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 

Burna Boy 

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT 

Libianca 

BEST COLLABORATION 

WAIT FOR U – Future feat Drake & Tems              

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (TIE) 

SOS – SZA 

RENAISSANCE – Beyoncé 

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST 

SZA 

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST (TIE) 

Chris Brown 

Usher 

BEST NEW ARTIST 

Coco Jones 

BEST GROUP 

Drake x 21 Savage 

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST 

Latto 

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST 

Kendrick Lamar 

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD 

Bless Me – Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin 

BET HER AWARD 

Break My Soul – Beyoncé 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Kill Bill – SZA 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 

Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor 

BEST MOVIE 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

BEST ACTRESS 

Angela Bassett 

BEST ACTOR 

Damson Idris 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD 

Marsai Martin 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 

Angel Reese 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 

Jalen Hurts 

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD 

Break My Soul – Beyoncé

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About Bet Media Group 

The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international. 

For more information about BET, visit www.bet.com and follow @BET on social platforms. For more BET news announcements, follow us on social @BET_PR. 

About “Bet Awards” 

“BET Awards” is one of the most-watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is the #1 telecast for BET every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories. 

About Jesse Collins Entertainment 

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.  JCE has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks.  On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players.  The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story; scripted series — American Soul and Real Husbands of Hollywood; children’s series — Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; award shows — BET AwardsBlack Girls Rock!, BET HonorsUNCF’s An Evening of StarsBET Hip Hop AwardsABFF Honors and Soul Train Awards; specials — John Lewis: Celebrating A HeroLove & Happiness: An Obama CelebrationChange Together: From The March On Washington To TodayStand Up for HeroesDear MamaAmanda Seales I Be Knowin’Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows — Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares and Rhythm & Flow.  Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming.  He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic GRAMMY® Awards.  Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards®.  Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company. 

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