Electric Weekend as the BET Awards Go Down

The renowned awards that celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment happened last Sunday in Los Angeles in yet another exciting edition. The BET Awards are one of the most awaited awards of all worldwide. Could this be because they recognize black talent world over?

This year’s ceremony however took many by surprise as regards some wins. Our own African king,  Oluwa Burna that recently gave us a “fire” concert  in Uganda scooped an award that saw many Africans celebrate his win. His mother’s speech grabbed the attention of the world  especially when she said, “Every black person should remember that they were Africans before they became anything else.” That was a major highlight.

Nipsey Hussle was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award with his family accepting the honor.

Amidst performances from Cardi B, John Legend, Lizzo,  lil Nas X, Mary J Blidge among others, it was a night of glitz and glamour as these celebrities know how to show up for a red carpet event.

Here’s the full list of winners:


2019 Grammy Awards: Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” Wins album of the year

Country Music sensation Kacey Musgraves was one of the night’s prevalent winners at the 61st edition of the most prestigious night in the realm of music hosted by the “Girl on fire” singer and song writer Alicia Keys, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Kacey Musgraves scooped the album of the year award for “Golden Hour” ahead of Drake and Cardi B’s nominated albums.

Kacey also won a Grammy award for best country album, best country solo performance (Butterflies) and for best country song “Space Cowboy” Childish Gabino’s “This Is America” won a Grammy for Best song of the year, and the female American rapper Cardi B won the Rap album award for her Invasion of privacy making her the first woman to win a Grammy for best rap album which also doubles as her first Grammy Award since her debut song “Bodak Yellow” as a musician.

See full list of the 2019 Grammy Awards winners here;

Album of the year
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Record of the year
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best new artist
Dua Lipa

Best rap album
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Best R&B album
H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Best rap song
Drake – God’s Plan

Best country album
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Song of the year
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best pop duo/group performance
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Best pop solo performance
Lady Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)

Best pop vocal album
Ariana Grande – Sweetener

Best traditional pop vocal album
Willie Nelson – My Way

Best alternative music album
Beck – Colors

Best country solo performance
Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies

Best country duo/group performance
Dan + Shay – Tequila

Best country song
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy

Best gospel album
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place

Best Latin pop album
Claudia Brant – Sincera

Best Americana album
Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
The Greatest Showman

Best song written for visual media
Shallow — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

Best music video
This Is America — Childish Gambino, Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

Best comedy album
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle

Best dance/electronic album
Woman Worldwide — Justice

Best rap performance
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake – King’s Dead – TIE
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin – TIE

Best traditional R&B performance
Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand – TIE
PJ Morton ft Yebba – How Deep Is Your Love – TIE

Best R&B song
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

Best rap/sung performance
Childish Gambino – This Is America

Producer of the year, non-classical
Pharrell Williams

Best rock song
St Vincent – Masseduction

Best rock performance
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good

Best rock album
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires

Best metal performance
High on Fire – Electric Messiah

Best urban contemporary album
The Carters – Everything Is Love

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