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BET Awards 2019 trivia: 45 amazing facts about this awards show!

BET Awards is an awards show created by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities!

The BET Awards 2019 was the 19th edition of the show. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about this one!

  1. The 19th BET Awards were held on June 23, 2019
  2. At Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
  3. It is the show’s last ceremony of the 2010s
  4. The ceremony celebrated achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies
  5. On May 29, 2019, it was announced that the ceremony would be hosted for the first time by actress Regina Hall
  6. On June 13, 2019, it was announced that special awards would be presented to Mary J. Blige
  7. Who received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
  8. Tyler Perry, who was given the Ultimate Icon Award
  9. And Nipsey Hussle, whom was posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award
  10. The first wave was announced on June 3, 2019
  11. The BET Awards 2019 performers were Cardi B and Offset: Clout/Press, DJ Khaled, H.E.R. and YBN Cordae, Lizzo: Truth Hurts, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus: Old Town Road, Migos, Mustard, City Girls’ Yung Miami, Lil Baby, Kiana Ledé
  12. The first wave of presenters was announced on June 3, 2019
  13. The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network
  14. To celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year
  15. The awards are presented annually
  16. And are broadcast live on BET
  17. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists
  18. Some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony
  19. The BET Award Trophy is inspired by three words – aspire, ascend, achieve
  20. It was designed by artist/sculptor Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez
  21. OutKast won the first award trophy during the first ceremony in 2001
  22. In 2007, Society Awards, the New York firm who manufactures the award, enhanced the quality of the trophy design using plated steel and black crystal
  23. The nomination process is handled by a voting academy made up of about 500 people
  24. These people stem from the music industry, media, and bloggers
  25. BET sends out ballots electronically
  26. Voters nominate deserving works and artists in all categories who they think should be nominated
  27. Nominations and voting ballots are collated by Yangaroo, Inc.
  28. This is a leading digital distribution firm that works on many other awards shows
  29. Including those of BET sister networks under parent company Viacom, Inc.
  30. The top nominees are determined in each category
  31. The winners are selected via the academy members’ voting process
  32. The BET Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian and Ultimate Icon Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in a press conference
  33. At the awards ceremony a mini-documentary is shown covering the honorees’ life
  34. The awards are given out separately
  35. The Ultimate Icon Award was created in 2015 and presented in the ceremony
  36. The BET Lifetime Achievement Award is given a veteran artist or group who has made notable contributions to the music industry
  37. The honoree is paid tribute to by current popular singers who perform the honoree’s most recognized songs
  38. The honoree will usually perform themselves after being paid tribute
  39. In 2002, at the second annual BET Awards, the category for the BET Award Humanitarian Award was created
  40. The Humanitarian Award is given to a celebrity philanthropist who donates their time and money to a charitable cause
  41. In 2015 and 2018, at the fifteenth and eighteenth annual BET Awards, the category of the Ultimate Icon Award was created
  42. It is given to a veteran artist whose career is deemed iconic by fans and critics alike for their notable contributions in the music, dance and music video fields
  43. Beyoncé is currently the most nominated performer with 61 nominations
  44. Solo and with Destiny’s Child
  45. Second is Drake with 51

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