2008 BET Awards Rock LA
Every year the BET Awards is an event to behold. And last night there was plenty of pomp and circumstance, as well as a plethora of memorable performances.
Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium was packed to its 6,300-seat capacity as musical acts from the past joined today’s hottest performers for some noteworthy collaborations. For instance, Alicia Keys performed “Weak” with SWV, “Hold On” with En Vogue, and “Waterfalls” with Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda “Chili” Thomas from TLC.
Chris Brown was nominated for several awards, eventually taking home the trophy for Best Male R&B artist. He told press, "I just love what I'm doing and I have fun doing it. I love being myself."
The night’s winners were:
Female R&B artist: Alicia Keys
Male R&B artist: Chris Brown
Gospel artist: Marvin Sapp
Female hip-hop artist: Missy Elliott
Male hip-hop artist: Kanye West
New artist: The Dream
Collaboration:The Good Life, Kanye West featuring T-Pain
Video director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
Video of the year: International Player's Anthem (I Choose You), UGK featuring Outkast
Viewers choice video: Lollipop, Lil Wayne
Actress: Halle Berry
Actor: Denzel Washington
Female athlete: Candace Parker
Male athlete: Kobe Bryant
BET J award: Raheem DeVaughn
Lifetime achievement award: Al Green
Humanitarian award: Quincy Jones