Another day, another award show. So amid all these award shows, what makes the BET Awards unique? Well, to start with, the BET is an award show mainly for black artists — BET stands for Black Entertainment Television — to celebrate their achievements in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment, although people of other races also can be nominated and win awards. Every year, the BET Awards gives us amazing performances and this year, we're ranking our top three.
The top spot undoubtedly goes to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who won a lifetime achievement award and performed a medley of all his best hits from his 25 years as an artist.
From his early R&B classics ‘Come Talk To Me’ with Jodeci and ‘I’m Goin’ Down’ with Mary J Blige, the first steps of Diddy’s illustrious career were shown, followed by his Bad Boy phase, when he was associated with the record label Bad Boy Entertainment, with such hits as ‘Victory’ and ‘Bad Boyz’ with Shyne. He continued with this blast from the past with ‘All about the Benjamins’ with the Lox.
He continued, ushering in the 2010s with ‘Pass the Courvoisier’ with Busta Rhymes and his new single ‘Gotta Move On.’ He finished this rousing performance on an emotional note with ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ performed with Faith Evans and dedicated to his late partner, Kimberley Porter, amongst others.
The next person on our list is Lizzo, performing her hit Hot 100 single, ‘It’s About Damn Time.’ The singer and her dancers stunned in shining gold outfits, serving some killer dance moves. She made the song even more memorable with a rendition played on her flute at the beginning of the song, and all in all, provided a fantastic, energy-filled performance.
Jack Harlow, Lil Wayne and Brandy
Last, but certainly not least, Jack Harlow amazed the audience with his spectacular performance of his hit songs ‘Poison’ and ‘First Class’ performed with the legendary Lil Wayne and Brandy respectively.
And we couldn't end this piece without a mention of Mariah Carey and Latto's performance that took us way back.
What performances did you like?