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BMI Stars Shine at BET Awards

Posted in News on June 27, 2007

Black Entertainment Television held its annual BET Awards on June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honoring the year’s best hip-hop and r&b artists, as well as some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports.

  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Ne-Yo
  • Kirk Franklin

BMI artists shined at this year’s awards, with winners including Gnarls Barkley, Best Group; Ne-Yo, Best Male R&B; Kirk Franklin, Best Gospel Artist; Birdman & Lil’Wayne’s “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Viewers Choice Award.

The late Gerald Levert won in the BETJ Cool Like That category. One of the highlights of the evening was the all-star performance of “Wind Beneath My Wings” performed by his father, Eddie Levert, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams.

Hosted by actress/comedian Mo’Nique, the BET Awards also bestowed the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary songstress Diana Ross, and the Humanitarian Award to award-winning actor and activist Don Cheadle.