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2009 BET Awards

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2009 BET Awards
The 2009 BET Awards, which were held on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, will undoubtedly always be known as the Michael Jackson tribute show, since the show took place three days after the King of Pop died and much of the show was dedicated to honoring MJ. But there were actual awards handed out during the show, too. So if you're looking for the nominees and winners of the 2009 BET Awards, the info is included below, with the winners in bold with an asterisk (*) next to them. In addition to the winners below, Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean were given special humanitarian awards for their charity work, and the O'Jays received the Lifetime Achievement award.
Be sure to also check out the photo galley of the award show and the photos of stars on the red carpet arriving for the show.


Best Male R&B Artist
The-Dream
Jamie Foxx
Ryan Leslie
*Ne-Yo
T-Pain

Best Female R&B Artist
*Beyoncé
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Group
*Day26
GS Boyz
N.E.R.D.
The Roots
Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist
*Keri Hilson
Kid Cudi
Ryan Leslie
M.I.A.
Jazmine Sullivan

BET J Award
Musiq Soulchild
Raphael Saadiq
Seal
Solange
*Jazmine Sullivan

Viewer's Choice
Beyoncé – "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"
Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – "Turnin' Me On"
Lil Wayne – "A Milli"
Soulja Boy Tell'em feat. Sammie – "Kiss Me Thru the Phone"
*T.I. feat. Rihanna – "Live Your Life"
T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne – "Can't Believe It"
Kanye West – "Love Lockdown"

Best Collaboration
*Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – "Blame It"
Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – "Turnin’ Me On"
Jim Jones feat. Ron Browz and Juelz Santana – "Pop Champagne"
T.I. feat. Rihanna – "Live Your Life"
Yung L.A. feat. Young Dro and T.I. – "Ain’t I"

Video of the Year
*Beyoncé – "If I Were a Boy"
Beyoncé – "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"
Jamie Foxx f/ T-Pain – "Blame It"
T.I. f/ Rihanna – "Live Your Life"
Kanye West – "Heartless"

Video Director of the Year
*Benny Boom
Rik Cordero
Gil Green
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
*Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
T.I.
Kanye West
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Mama
*M.I.A.
Trina

Best Gospel Artist
Regina Belle
Shirley Caesar
*Mary Mary
Smokie Norfu
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