The 2011 BET Awards Winners, Performances & Show Photos

Kevin Hart was the host of The 2011 BET Awards. He opened up the show by dancing with a row of kids on a horizontal light up stage strip. He brought the best of both worlds by bringing Chocolate Drop (a character his plays) on stage for the first time on television.

Alicia Keys debuted a new song titled “Typerwriter” 

Willow and Jadan Smith accepts the “tie” award of the “Youngstars Award”. 

Before walking up to the podium to present the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber flirted and battled it out with TeamMinaj and the Belibers. 



Viewers’ Choice Award

*Chris Brown – ft. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”

Lil’ Wayne – “6 Foot 7 Foot”

Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”

Nicki Minaj – “Moment 4 Life”

Rihanna – “What’s My Name”

Trey Songz – “Bottoms Up”


Best Female R&B Artist

*Marsha Ambrosius


Keri Hilson

Jennifer Hudson



Best Male R&B Artist

*Chris Brown

Cee-Lo Green

Bruno Mars

Trey Songz



Best Female Hip-Hop Artist



Lola Monroe

*Nicki Minaj


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist



Lil’ Wayne

Rick Ross

*Kanye West


Best Collaboration

B.O.B. ft. Haley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”

*Chris Brown ft. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”

Kanye West ft. Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”

Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”


Best New Artist

J. Cole

Bruno Mars


Willow Smith

*Wiz Khalifa


Best Group

*Diddy Dirty Money

Cali Swag District


New Boyz

Travis Porter


Video of the Year

“Far Away” by Marsha Ambrosius

“Air Planes” by B.O.B. ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore

*”Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown ft. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes

“Pretty Girl Rock” by Keri Hilson

“Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith

“Runaway” by  Kanye West ft. Pusha T


Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Mr. Boomtown

*Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams


Youngstars Award

Shenell Edmonds

Keke Palmer

Diggy Simmons

*Jaden Smith

*Willow Smith


Best Actress

Halle Berry

*Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Kerry Washington


Best Actor

Laz Alonso

Chris Brown

Don Cheadle

*Idris Elba

Jamie Foxx


Best Movie

Death at a Funeral

*For Colored Girls


Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?


Best Gospel

Byron Cage

Deitrick Haddon

*Mary Mary

Karen Clark Sheard

BeBe & CeCe Wians


Centric Award

*Marsha Ambrosius

Eric Benet


R. Kelly



Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

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