Leadboard banner design 2

WPGM Reviews: BET Awards 2024 (In Pictures)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 30: Ice Spice (L) performs onstage during the 2024 BET Awards at Peacock Theater on June 30, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

The BET Awards 2024, hosted by the multi-talented actress, author, and producer Taraji P. Henson, was a remarkable event celebrating Black excellence across the entertainment industry. The night was filled with outstanding performances, heartfelt speeches, and numerous awards recognizing the achievements of Black artists, entertainers, and athletes.

The evening kicked off with a powerful performance by Megan Thee Stallion, the Hot Girl captain from Texas. She electrified the stage with her songs “BOA” and “Where Them Girls At,” setting the tone for an unforgettable night.

One of the evening’s highlights was the honoring of R&B icon Usher with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Industry legends Babyface, L.A. Reid, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis presented the award, followed by a star-studded musical tribute.

Artists such as Chlöe Bailey, Childish Gambino, KeKe Palmer, CoCo Jones, Tinashe, Latto, and more performed a medley of Usher’s hits, celebrating his remarkable career. Usher also took home the award for “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,” solidifying his legacy in the music industry.

The night also saw the return of Will Smith to music with his new single, “You Can Make It,” featuring Gospel icon Kirk Franklin and the uplifting voices of the Sunday Service Choir. The performance was a testament to Smith’s enduring influence and ability to inspire through his art.

Over a dozen awards were presented to some of the biggest names in the industry. Victoria Monet shone brightly, earning her first-ever BET Award and delivering electrifying performances that left the audience in awe. Killer Mike’s sixth studio album, Michael, won ‘Album of the Year’, with the award presented by fellow nominee and performer Childish Gambino.

The BET Awards 2024 also highlighted the achievements of African artists. Nigerian global star Tems won the ‘Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award’ for her soul-stirring track “Me & U”. South African sensation Tyla dominated the international categories, clinching both the ‘Best International Act’ and ‘Best New Artist’ awards. Makhadzi, another South African artist, won the award for the ‘Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’.

The celebration of Black creativity and excellence extended beyond music. Fashion designers Shareef Mosby, Nia Thomas, Durrell Dupard, Larissa Huehleder, and Heart Roberts were honored with the Shine a Light award presented by McDonald’s. The new generation of performers, Heiress and Van Van, showcased their talent with a performance of “Be You,” highlighting the breadth of talent across all ages.

The BET Awards 2024 was not just a night of celebration but also a platform for important messages. The ‘We V.O.T.E.’ campaign underscored the importance of civic participation in the 2024 election cycle, highlighting key issues affecting the Black community and the urgent need for high Black voter turnout.

Usher’s emotional acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award was a touching moment. He thanked the performers, his family, fans, and mentors, emphasizing the importance of standing up for one’s children and the role of fathers in their lives. Usher’s legacy and contributions to music were celebrated with a show-stopping tribute by today’s hottest artists, making it a night to remember.

The evening concluded with a powerful performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill and YG Marley, followed by a surprise reunion with Wyclef Jean, bringing the audience to their feet and ending the night on a high note.

The BET Awards 2024 was a true reflection of the impact of Black culture and the achievements of Black artists. It was a night filled with joy, pride, and celebration, showcasing the best of Black excellence in entertainment.

Write a response

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2020 WPGM. Website Developed by WeDoWebApps.