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    African Artists’ Achievements Celebrated at BET Awards 2024: Tyla, Makhadzi, and Tems

    Following the BET Awards, Tyla, a South African musician, achieved remarkable success by securing victories in the categories of Best New Artist and Best International Act.

    The event, held at the renowned Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, California, commemorated a diverse range of musical talents and noteworthy accomplishments.

    Joining Tyla is South African star Makhadzi, who was honored with the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act award. This recognition serves as a testament to Makhadzi’s extensive global popularity and the profound connection she has established with audiences worldwide.

    Also, Nigerian artist Tems achieved recognition at the recent award ceremony, receiving the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for her uplifting song "Me & U." This honor underscores the global appeal and spiritual impact of her music, transcending cultural boundaries.

    The 2024 BET Awards, hosted by the esteemed Taraji P. Henson, showcased an impressive lineup of performers, including renowned artists such as Lauryn Hill, Ice Spice, GloRilla, and Will Smith. The event was marked by exceptional performances and impactful speeches, recognizing and celebrating the significant contributions of Black artists to the music industry.

    R&B legend Usher was bestowed with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by industry icons Baby Face and L.A. Reid. Usher’s recognition reflects his enduring impact on the music industry and his remarkable career that spans decades.

    In a particularly poignant moment, Will Smith made a powerful return to music with his new single, “You Can Make It.” The performance featured a special guest appearance by Gospel icon Kirk Franklin and the soulful harmonies of the Sunday Service Choir, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

    The 2024 BET Awards not only recognized the exceptional accomplishments of artists across multiple genres but also highlighted the cultural richness and diversity of the global music industry. The event was an unqualified success, with South African artists making a substantial impact on the international stage.

    Here’s the complete list of winners for the 2024 BET Awards:

    Album of the Year

    • Chris Brown, 11:11
    • Gunna, A Gift & A Curse
    • 21 Savage, American Dream
    • Usher, Coming Home
    • Drake, For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)
    • Victoria Monét, Jaguar II
    • Killer Mike, Michael - Winner
    • Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday 2

    Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

    • Beyoncé
    • Coco Jones
    • Doja Cat
    • H.E.R.
    • Muni Long
    • SZA - Winner
    • Tyla
    • Victoria Monét

    Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

    • Brent Faiyaz
    • Bryson Tiller
    • Burna Boy
    • Chris Brown
    • Drake
    • Fridayy
    • October London
    • Usher - Winner 

    Best Group

    • ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign - Winner
    • 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
    • 41
    • Blxst & Bino Rideaux
    • City Girls
    • Flo
    • Maverick City Music
    • Wanmor

    Best Collaboration

    • Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life” - Winner 
    • Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “America Has a Problem (Remix)”
    • Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”
    • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”
    • ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti, “Carnival”
    • Lola Brooke feat. Latto & Yung Miami, “Don’t Play With It (Remix)”
    • Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Uzi Vert, “Everybody”
    • Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”
    • Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

    Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

    • Cardi B
    • Doja Cat
    • GloRilla
    • Ice Spice
    • Latto
    • Megan Thee Stallion
    • Nicki Minaj -Winner 
    • Sexyy Red
    Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
    • 21 Savage
    • Burna Boy
    • Drake
    • Future
    • Gunna
    • J. Cole
    • Kendrick Lamar - Winner 
    • Lil Wayne
    Best New Artist
    • 41
    • 4Batz
    • Ayra Starr
    • Bossman Dlow
    • Fridayy
    • October London
    • Sexyy Red
    • Tyla - Winner 
    Video of the Year
    • Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”
    • Lil Durk feat J. Cole, “All My Life”
    • Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”
    • Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”
    • Drake feat. J. Cole, “First Person Shooter”
    • Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”
    • Victoria Monét, “On My Mama” - Winner 
    • Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

    Video Director of the Year

    • Benny Boom

    • Child.

    • Cole Bennett - Winner 

    • Dave Meyers

    • Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson

    • Offset

    • Tems

    • Tyler, The Creator

    Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

    • Shirley Caesar, “Award All of the Glory”
    • Kirk Franklin, “All Things”
    • Halle Bailey, “Angel”
    • CeCe Winans, “Come Jesus Come”
    • Erica Campbell, Do You Believe in Love?”
    • Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore, “God Problems”
    • Tems, “Me & U” - Winner 
    • Kirk Franklin, “Try Love”

    Viewer’s Choice Award

    • Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”
    • Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”
    • Gunna, “Fukumean”
    • Jack Harlow, “Lovin on Me”
    • Muni Long, “Made for Me”
    • Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”
    • Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”
    • Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay, “Sensational”
    • Beyoncé, “Texas Hold ’Em” - Winner 
    • Tyla, “Water”

    Best International Act

    • Asake (Africa)
    • Aya Nakamura (France)
    • Ayra Starr (Africa)
    • Bk’ (Brazil)
    • Cleo Sol (UK)
    • Focalistic (Africa)
    • Karol Conká (Brazil)
    • Raye (UK)
    • Tiakola (France)
    • Tyla (Africa) - Winner 

    Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

    • Bellah (UK)
    • Cristale (UK)
    • Duquesa (Brazil)
    • Holly G (France)
    • Jungeli (France)
    • Makhadzi (Africa) - Winner 
    • Oruam (Brazil)
    • Seyi Vibez (Africa)
    • Tyler Icu (Africa)

    BET Her

    • Beyoncé, “16 Carriages”
    • Nicki Minaj feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “Blessings”
    • Ayra Starr, “Commas”
    • Flo feat. Missy Elliott, “Fly Girl”
    • Megan Thee Stallion, “Hiss”
    • Victoria Monét, “On My Mama” - Winner 
    • SZA, “Saturn”
    • GloRilla, “Yeah Glo!”

    Best Movie

    • American Fiction
    • Bob Marley: One Love - Winner 
    • Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
    • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    • The Book of Clarence
    • The Color Purple
    • The Equalizer 3
    • The Little Mermaid

    Best Actor

    • Anthony Mackie
    • Colman Domingo
    • Damson Idris
    • Denzel Washington - Winner 
    • Donald Glover
    • Idris Elba
    • Jeffrey Wright
    • Lakeith Stanfield

    Best Actress

    • Angela Bassett
    • Ayo Edebiri
    • Coco Jones
    • Danielle Brooks
    • Fantasia
    • Halle Bailey
    • Issa Rae
    • Regina King - Winner 

    YoungStars Award

    • Akira Akbar
    • Blue Ivy Carter - Winner 
    • Demi Singleton
    • Heiress Diana Harris
    • Jabria McCullum
    • Jalyn Hall
    • Leah Jeffries
    • Van Van

    Sportswoman of the Year Award

    • A’ja Wilson
    • Angel Reese - Winner 
    • Coco Gauff
    • Flau’jae Johnson
    • Juju Watkins
    • Naomi Osaka
    • Sha’carri Richardson
    • Simone Biles

    Sportsman of the Year Award

    • Anthony Edwards
    • Gervonta Davis
    • Jalen Brunson - Winner 
    • Jalen Hurts
    • Kyrie Irving
    • Lebron James
    • Patrick Mahomes
    • Stephen Curry

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