BET Awards Toast BMI Urban Stars

Posted in News on June 29, 2010
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2010 BET Awards.
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2010 BET Awards.

BMI hip-hop heavyweights took home the majority of musical category statuettes handed out during the annual BET Awards, held Sunday, June 27. Multi-media phenomenon Drake earned the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist crown, while his fellow BMI hit-maker Trey Songz claimed the Best Male R&B Artist title. Nicki Minaj underscored the power of her breakout year with double wins: Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist.

Longtime favorite Marvin Sapp took home the trophy in the Best Gospel field, while the unstoppable Rihanna secured the Viewers’ Choice Award, in honor of her video “Hard,” featuring Young Jeezy. UK chart-climber Dizzee Rascal also enjoyed a big night, earning Best International Act, while John Legend was honored with the Humanitarian Award.

BMI crooner Chris Brown also brought the crowd to its feet with an emotional tribute to BMI Icon Michael Jackson. BMI trendsetters including Eminem, Kirk Franklin, Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, DJ Khaled, Fred Hammond, T-Pain, Kim Burrell and Rick Ross, as well as many of the night’s big BMI winners including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Trey Songz, and Marvin Sapp, all delivered spine-tingling performances.

To learn more about the 2010 BET Awards, visit the official BET website.

2010 BET Awards
BMI Winners

Best Male R&B Artist
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist
Nicki Minaj

Best Gospel
Marvin Sapp

Viewers’ Choice Award
Rihanna featuring Young Jeezy

Best International Act
Dizzee Rascal (UK) (PRS)

Humanitarian Award
John Legend