AceShowbiz - After leading the pack of nominees, %cBeyonce Knowles% has become a big winner at the 2017 BET Awards. The wife of %cJay-Z% won in five categories, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Album of the Year for her latest effort "Lemonade". She also nabbed Viewer's Choice Award, Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year awards for her song "Sorry".
Following behind Beyonce with three awards was %cChance the Rapper%. The 24-year-old rapper was named Best New Artist, beating out the likes of %cKhalid%, %cCardi B% and %c21 Savage%. He also won Best Collaboration Award, thanks to his collaborative track with %c2 Chainz%, "No Problem". Additionally, he was honored with Humanitarian Award for his effort to provide better education in Chicago through his nonprofit Social Works.
Atlanta hip-hop trio %cMigos% brought home Best Group Award, while the event's opening performer %cBruno Mars% nabbed Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award. Beyonce's sister %cSolange Knowles% won Centric Award for her single "Cranes in the Sky". %cRemy Ma%, %cLecrae%, %cWizkid% and %cStormzy% won in one category each.
Besides music, BET Awards honors African-American actors and athletes. %cStephen Curry (II)% was named Sportsman of the Year, while %cSerena Williams% was named Sportswoman of the Year. %cTaraji P. Henson% nabbed Best Actress Award and %cMahershala Ali% walked away with Best Actor Award.