The annual BET Awards has announced its early winners this year that include among others, "With You" crooner who grabbed the first handed award, Best Male R 'n' B Artist. The 19-year-old who was seated next to his rumored girlfriend stood up to take the prize and said on his acceptance speech, thanking "my mom, God, everybody. If I leave y'all out, I'm sorry."
who was a no-show was given the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, beating , , and Kid Sister along the way. Best New Artist was handed to while Male Athlete of the Year belonged to basketball star . The list of winners are still halfway to be announced and the highly-anticipated performance of on his smash hit "Lollipop" will close the night. Veteran musician will be given BET's Lifetime Achievement Award and is slated to receive Humanitarian Award for his effort in Listen Up Foundation.