BET Awards 2015: The Full List of Winners


Sunday night (28 June, 2015) saw the big names in American music and film come out to celebrate another year of entertainment at the 2015 BET Awards.

The 15th edition of the awards ceremony hosted by ABCcomedy ‘Blackish’ stars, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was opened by hip-hop act Kendrick Lamar with an energetic performance of  ‘Alright’.

The event saw Stonebwoy from Ghana beating Nigeria’s Wizkid and Yemi Alade in the Best International Act Africa award category. And Nicki Minaj and Beyonce leading the winners pack. View the complete list of winners here:

Best International Act: Africa

Stonebwoy (Ghana) (Winner)

AKA (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

The Soil (South Africa)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown (Winner)

August Alsina

John Legend

The Weeknd

Trey Songz


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé (Winner)


Janelle Monáe

Jhene Aiko

K. Michelle


Centric Award

The Weeknd — ‘Earned It’ (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack) (Winner)

Avery Sunshine — ‘Call My Name’

Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill — ‘Dumb’

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars — ‘Uptown Funk’

Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige — ‘Stay With Me’

Best New Artist

Sam Smith (Winner)

Bobby Shmurda

DeJ Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd


Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

Azealia Banks

DeJ Loaf

Iggy Azalea



Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar (Winner)

Big Sean



J. Cole


Best Group

Rae Sremmurd (Winner)

A$AP Mob



Rich Gang

Young Money

Best Collaboration

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma) (Winner)

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “’DFWU’

Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – ‘Loyal’

Chris Brown Feat. Usher and Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’

Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Maros – ‘Uptown Funk’

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – ‘7/11’ (Winner)

Big Sean feat. E-40 – ‘IDFWU’

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – ‘Loyal’

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’

Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’ (From the motion picture Selma)

Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’

Video Director of the Year

Beyoncé, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso (Winner)

Chris Robinson

Fatima Robinson

Hype Williams

Benny Boom

Best Gospel Artist

Lecrae (Winner)

Deitrick Haddon

Erica Campbell

Fred Hammond

Mali Music

Michelle Williams

Best International Act: U.K.

Stormzy (Winner)

FKA Twigs

Fuse ODG

Lethal Bizzle

Little Simz


Best Actress

Taraji P. Henson (Winner)

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Terrence Howard (Winner)

Anthony Anderson

Idris Elba

Jussie Smollett

Kevin Hart

Youngstars Award

Mo’ne Davis (Winner)

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

Quevenzhané Wallis


Best Movie

Selma (Winner)


Beyond the Lights

Think Like a Man Too

Top Five

Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams (Winner)

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Stephen Curry (Winner)

Chris Paul

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Lebron James

Marshawn Lynch

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Nicki Minaj – ‘Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown’(Winner)Beyoncé – ‘7/11’

Dej Loaf – ‘Try Me’

Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’

Rae Sremmurd – ‘Throw Sum Mo’ feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug

The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’

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