The 19th Annual “BET AWARDS” were hosted by actress and comedian Regina Hall, airing live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Cardi B. and Offset opened the show with the first-ever televised performance by the notorious couple.
Regina Hall opened the show as the 2019 BET Awards host with a tribute to her hometown of Washington, D.C., witty commentary and a go-go musical number by Suga Bear from E.U. and James Funk from Rare Essence.
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus's performance brought the entire audience to their feet with the first-ever televised performance of their current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Old Town Road.”
Rihanna delivered a heartfelt introduction to Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and hip-hop and soul legend Mary J. Blige. The Grammy Award-winning icon took the stage herself with a mashup of some of her greatest award-winning hits, including “My Life,” “No More Drama,” “Real Love,” “I Can Love You” with Lil Kim, “You’re All I Need” with Method Man and finished with the quintessential “Just Fine.”
2019 “BET AWARDS” winners are:
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist
Travis Scott feat. Drake – "Sicko Mode"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Childish Gambino – "This Is America"
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Snoop Dogg Feat. Rance Allen – "Blessing Me Again"
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award
Album of the Year
"Invasion of Privacy"
H.E.R. – "Hard Place"
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Select clips for the 2019 “BET AWARDS” will be available at www.bet.com.
The 2019 “BET AWARDS” was simulcast LIVE across seven Viacom networks in the U.S., including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo. Internationally, the show simulcasted for the first time on BET Africa at 2 AM CAT on June 24, followed by international broadcasts in the U.K. on June 24 at 9 PM BST, South Korea on June 25 at 9 PM KST and in France on June 25 at 9 PM CEST. Internationally, BET honored Best International Act in-show, along with the fan-voted category Best New International Act and BET International Global Good Award during the live red carpet pre-show.