LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30th, the BET AWARDS '13 kicked off with an electrifying performance by Chris Brown. Brown performed a medley of hits including his current single "Fine China" and a special performance of "Don't They Know" with vocals from Aaliyah. Nicki Minaj made a surprise performance by flying onto the stage and joining Brown for an energizing performance of "Love More." BET AWARDS '13 nominees Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Olympic medalist Gabrielle Douglas all took home two awards. This year marked Chris Brown's fourth year in a row winning the Fandemonium Award.
"House of Lies" and "Iron Man" actor Don Cheadle presented the evening's first award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist to Miguel. Miguel played double duty as he performed his solo number "How Many Drinks" with Kendrick Lamar and joined Mariah Carey during her performance of #Beautiful featuring Young Jeezy.
Notable performances of the evening were Robin Thicke, who performed his new hit single "Blurred Lines" with Pharrell and T.I. Ciara and Nicki Minaj debuted their new single "I'm Out" on the BET Awards '13 stage. BET Networks surprised the audience with a Caribbean music tribute featuring reggae artists Beenie Man who performed his hit "Who Am I," Dawn Penn's club anthem "No, No, No" and reggae classic "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus and Pliers. As if that wasn't enough, Elephant Man jumped on stage for the finale singing "Pon Di River," which had Nicki Minaj jumping out her seat to dance.
Best New Artist and Best Hip Hop Artist winner Kendrick Lamar hit the stage three times performing his songs "M.A.A.D City" and "B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe" featuring Erykah Badu and "Problems" with A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz.
One of the most unforgettable performances of the night began with Justin Timberlake presenting R&B legend Charlie Wilson with the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award. India. Arie opened the moving tribute to Wilson with "There Goes My Baby" while Jamie Foxx blessed the crowd with the favorite "Yearning For Your Love." The legendary Stevie Wonder then took the stage and energized the audience with the funky "Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)." Wilson joined Timberlake, Snoop Lion and Pharrell for 2003's "Beautiful," a hit that reintroduced Wilson to a new generation of fans along with knock-out renditions of "Signs," "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Girl You Knock Me Out," bringing the crowd to its feet.
This year's show brought out nine Oscar-nominated actors, including winners, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker and Stevie Wonder. Hollywood showed up for the BET Awards '13, including the cast members of the upcoming "The Best Man Holiday," Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Regina Hall, Melissa De Sousa and Harold Perrineau. Forest Whitaker and Michael B. Jordan presented the award for Best Collaboration and spoke about their Sundance Film Festival winning, "Fruitvale Station." Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union, stars of the highly anticipated "Think Like A Man 2" also hit the BET Awards '13 stage.
The moving In Memoriam tributes during the live BET Awards '13 broadcast included Kris Kross' member Chris Kelly and blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland.
The King of R&B, R. Kelly, surprised fans with a choir singing his hits acapella along the aisles of the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. He sang a medley of his songs including "I Wish," "When a Woman's Fed Up," "Ignition (remix)" and more.
Q.U.E.E.N. of the night, Janelle Monae closed the show with a hot performance of her hit single with sultry singer Erykah Badu for a black and white fantasy, accompanied by a snow-white poodle.
In addition to all of these spectacular moments, the full list of BET AWARDS '13 winners are:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Gospel Artist
Think Like A Man
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Best International Act: Africa
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Best International Act: UK
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The BET Awards '13 will premiere Tuesday, July 2nd at 8 pm BST on BET's international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 13 million households in 50+ countries.
Encore times for the BET Awards '13
BET Encore #1:
Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 pm – 10 pm
BET Awards Encore #2:
Saturday, July 6, 8 pm – 11:30 pm
BET Awards Encore #3:
Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm – 11 pm
Stephen G. Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials, and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET's Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET AWARDS '13, in conjunction with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
*All times are ET/PT.
About BET Awards:
Established in 2001, the BET AWARDS continues to be one of the most watched awards shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company reaching an average of 7.5 million viewers annually. The franchise remains the #1 program in cable television history, among African-Americans. Each year, the BET AWARDS recognizes the distinguished achievements of artists, entertainers and athletes in a number of diverse categories, including film, music and sports.
About Jesse Collins Entertainment:
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service film and television production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. Over the past decade, Collins, the company's CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television's most memorable moments in the music entertainment arena. Formerly Executive Producer/Executive Vice President of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced award winning television programming including the Grammy Awards, the BET Awards, BET Honors and BET's Rip the Runway and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne and many more.
About BET Networks:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
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