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Beyonce Bags Top Honours at BET Awards 2015

  | June 29, 2015 17:40 IST (Los Angeles)
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Beyonce was not present for the award ceremony. Image courtesy: AFP

Beyonce won the trophy for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year

Singer Beyonce Knowles bagged the top honours at the 2015 BET Awards, including the trophy for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year.
Hosted by Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the award show took place here at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday.
Besides Beyonce, other big winners of the night were singers Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
Nicki Minaj clinched the trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award for her hit track Only, which she sang along with Drake, Lil' Wayne and Chris Brown.
Chris Brown won the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Fandemonium Award.
The Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award was bestowed upon singer Janet Jackson for her unmatched contribution to the music industry.
British singer Sam Smith was announced as the Best New Artist for this year. Kendrick Lamar won the award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.
Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson, stars of the TV series Empire, were bestowed with the Best Actor and Best Actress award while the Best Movie award was given to Ava DuVernay's Selma, which stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey.
Some other winners of the night included singer The Weeknd, who won The Centric Award for his single Earned it and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, who won the trophy for Best Group.
Common and John Legend clinched the trophy for Best Collaboration for their hit number Glory.
The Humanitarian Award was given to radio host Tom Joyner. Baseball player Mo'Ne Davis took home the trophy for YoungStars Award. The Best Gospel Artist trophy was won by Hip-Hop artist Lecrae.
Tennis ace Serena Williams was announced the Sportswoman of the Year, while Stephen Curry won the same honour in the men's category.
Ghana's Dancehall sensation Stonebwoy won the Best International Act: Africa while Stormzy won Best International Act: UK.

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