Beyonce, Keri Hilson Lead BET Award 09 Winners

“) and Best R&B Female Artist, Beyonce thanked fans and the late Michael Jackson before being seated for her husband, Jay-Z’s anticipated performance. Other notable winners are Keri Hilson (Best New Artist), Jamie Foxx (Best Collaboration) and Day 26 (Best Group). As previously reported on Singersroom, the BET Awards 09′ had been extended due to special tribute performances being dedicated to Michael Jackson. For show highlights, including a surprise appearance from Janet Jackson click HERE. BET Awards 09′ Winners List: Male R&B Artist: Ne-Yo Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce Best Group: Day 26 Best Collaboration: “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Lil Wayne Best Female Hip Hop Artist: M.I.A Best New Artist: Keri Hilson Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary Video of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” Beyonce Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom Best Actor: Will Smith Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams Best Male Athlete: LeBron James Centric Award: Jazmine Sullivan Viewer’s Choice Award: “Live Your Life,” T.I Humanitarian of the Year: Alicia Keys Humanitarian of the Year:Wyclef Jean Lifetime Achievement Award: O’Jays

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