BET Awards 2024: Usher, SZA Win Big


2024 BET Awards: Drake Gets Snubbed While Usher & SZA Win Big

Usher and SZA Shine, Drake Misses Out

Sunday night, June 30, marked a celebratory evening for the music industry as the 2024 BET Awards took place, honoring the best in music, acting, sports, and more. While the night was filled with excitement and deserving wins, one notable absence from the winner’s circle was Drake, who was surprisingly snubbed despite multiple nominations.

Winners of the Night

Usher – Lifetime Achievement Award and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Usher’s influence and contributions to the music industry were recognized with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, he took home the title of Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, solidifying his status as a music legend.

SZA – Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

SZA’s soulful and innovative contributions to R&B and pop music were honored as she won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.


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Nicki Minaj – Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj continued her reign in the hip-hop world by winning Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, a testament to her enduring impact and popularity.

Tyla – International Act and Best New Artist

Tyla had a breakthrough year, earning accolades as both the International Act and Best New Artist, marking her as a rising star to watch.

Beyoncé – Viewer’s Choice for “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM”

Beyoncé’s hit “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” was the clear favorite among fans, winning the Viewer’s Choice Award.

Makhadzi – Best New International Act

Makhadzi’s vibrant energy and unique sound earned her the title of Best New International Act.

J. Cole and Lil Durk – Best Collaboration for “All My Life”

The collaboration between J. Cole and Lil Durk on “All My Life” was recognized as the Best Collaboration, highlighting their seamless synergy.

Victoria Monét – Video of the Year and BET HER Award for “On My Mama”

Victoria Monét’s powerful visuals and poignant message in “On My Mama” won her both Video of the Year and the BET HER Award.

Killer Mike – Album of the Year for Michael

Killer Mike’s Michael was awarded Album of the Year, acknowledging his profound artistry and lyrical prowess.


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Kendrick Lamar – Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar continued dominating the hip-hop scene, securing the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award.

Regina King – Best Actress

Regina King’s outstanding performances in film and television earned her the title of Best Actress.

Denzel Washington – Best Actor

Denzel Washington was recognized as Best Actor for his powerful and memorable roles.

¥$ – Best Group

The group ¥$ stood out this year, taking home the award for Best Group.

Jalen Brunson – Sportsman of the Year

Jalen Brunson’s achievements in sports were acknowledged with the Sportsman of the Year award.

Angel Reese – Sportswoman of the Year

Angel Reese was celebrated as Sportswoman of the Year for her exceptional contributions to athletics.

“Bob Marley: One Love” – Best Movie

The biographical film “Bob Marley: One Love” was honored as Best Movie, celebrating the legacy of the reggae icon.

Cole Bennett – Video Director of the Year

Cole Bennett’s innovative vision in music videos earned him the title of Video Director of the Year.

Tems – Gospel/Inspirational Artist for “Me & U”

Tems’ uplifting and inspirational track “Me & U” won her the Gospel/Inspirational Artist award.

The Surprise Snub

Despite several nominations, Drake did not secure any wins at the 2024 BET Awards. This surprising snub has left fans and industry insiders speculating about the reasons behind this oversight. With a stellar year of releases and chart-topping hits, many expected Drake to be among the night’s winners.

Which artist’s absence from the winner’s list surprised you the most? Learn more about the 2024 BET Awards

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