With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle during last night's (June 29) BET Awards. The fourth annual ceremony, expanded to three hours this year, was broadcas
With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle during last night's (June 29) BET Awards.
The fourth annual ceremony, expanded to three hours this year, was broadcast live from Hollywood's Kodak Theater.
In addition to her win for best female R&B artist, Beyoncé also grabbed best collaboration honors for "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z.
Usher claimed the best male R&B artist trophy as well as the viewer's choice award for "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon.
OutKast was named best group and also took home video of the year honors for "Hey Ya!"
Best gospel artist honoree Yolanda Adams topped her category for the third time, the first artist to achieve such a feat in the show's history.
Rounding out the list of music winners were Missy Elliott (best female hip-hop artist), Jay-Z (best male hip-hop artist) and Kanye West (best new artist).
Among the evening's special highlights was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the Isley Brothers.
Hosted by actress/comedian Mo'Nique, the ceremony will be rebroadcast July 13 on BET.
The BET Awards also honor achievements in film and sports; winners are chosen by a panel of entertainment and media executives.