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    Winners at Sunday night's BET Awards in Los Angeles

    A list of winners of the 2017 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:

    — Video of the year: Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"; Beyonce, "Sorry"

    — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars

    — Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce

    — Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar

    — Best female hip hop artist: Remy Ma

    — Best new artist: Chance the Rapper

    — Album of the year: Beyonce, "Lemonade"

    — Best group: Migos

    — Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae

    — Best collaboration: Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, "No Problem"; Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, "Bad and Boujee"

    — YoungStars award: Yara Shahidi

    — Viewers' choice award: Beyonce, "Sorry"

    — Centric award: Solange, "Cranes In the Sky"

    — Video director of the year: Beyonce and Kahlil Joseph, "Sorry"

    — Best actor: Mahershala Ali

    — Best actress: Taraji P. Henson

    — Best movie: "Hidden Figures"

    — Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams

    — Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry

    — Humanitarian award: Chance the Rapper

    — Lifetime achievement award: New Edition

    — Best international act, Europe: Stormzy, England

    — Best international act, Africa: Wizkid, Nigeria

    The Latest: Remy Ma beats Minaj for BET's hip hop honor

    The Latest on the BET Awards being presented from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local):

    9:10 p.m.

    Remy Ma has ended Nicki Minaj's seven year winning streak for best female hip hop artist at the BET Awards.

    Ma's win Sunday was the final award handed out in the show that ran late at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and easily one of the most anticipated of the night.

    Ma, who returned from jail in 2014, thanked God and named two correctional facilities in her speech and told others that they can come back.

    "It's hard but you can do it," Ma said. "You can make mistakes and come back."

    In March, Ma released the diss track "Shether," which was hostile toward Minaj and earned praised from critics and rap fans. Minaj never officially responded to the song.

    Ma ended by quoting from one of her songs with Fat Joe and walked away with the award high in her hands.

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    7:45 p.m.

    At the tender age of 24, Chance the Rapper has accepted the humanitarian award during the BET Awards on Sunday for his work in his hometown of Chicago, winning over fans for both his musical talents and his philanthropic efforts.

    One of his biggest fans, former First Lady Michelle Obama, delivered a taped message for the rapper, saying he was an "outstanding role model" who shined his big light on young people in the community.

    Chance acknowledged that the honor felt early in his young career, but said, "My God doesn't make mistakes."

    The rapper said he didn't prepare a speech. When the crowd cheered at one point, he urged them on, telling them to "Please, gas me up!" The cheers grew louder, and he shifted his remarks from his own feelings about the award to other topics.

    His wide-ranging speech called out several institutions, including the federal government, the Chicago public school system and the judicial system. But he ended by saying he was a good man, and he wanted to be better.

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    6:35 p.m.

    Bruno Mars has won the BET Award for best male R&B pop artist — his first award from a network that he credits with catapulting him to stardom.

    Mars said Sunday that BET aired the first award he won — a Soul Train honor for his single with B.o.B. "Nothin' on You." He thanked several executives for showing him what he called "nothing but love and support of my career."

    Mars beat out Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz and Usher for the award.

    It was a big night at the awards ceremony for Mars — he kicked off the show with a high energy yet playful performance of his song "Perm."

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    5:25 p.m.

    Bruno Mars has opened the 2017 BET Award dancing and playing in synchronization with his band the Hooligans to a performance of "Perm."

    The pop star paused his performance Sunday to fake-chastise the crowd for not being excited enough and playing around on Instagram during his performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

    Host and comedian Leslie Jones, sporting a knee brace and pacing the stage while toweling herself off like an NBA player, brought her high energy, breathless delivery to the opening monologue. She said she injured herself playing basketball but said she wasn't going to hide the brace, declaring, "That's when you know that you're getting old, 'cause you just don't care."

    The hip-hop trio Migos won the night's first honor — the best group award.

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    11 a.m.

    The "B'' in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars.

    Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year.

    Beyonce, who dominated last year's show with multiple wins and a show-stopping performance, is up for seven honors. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards.

    Mars and Beyonce will also compete for album of the year, video director of the year and the viewer's choice award.

    Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" will host the show, which is set to feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and DJ Khaled.

    Solange, Migos and Big Sean are also nominated for video of the year.

    Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines

    Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Ma last won the prize in 2005, and was sentenced to prison three years later after she shot a former friend after accusing her of theft.

    "I wanna thank God first and foremost," said Ma, who named two correctional facilities in her speech and thanked her mentor Fat Joe and husband-rapper Papoose. "You can make mistakes and come back."

    In March, Ma released the hostile diss track "Shether," which earned praised from critics and rap fans. Minaj never officially responded to the song.

    At the live show at the Microsoft Theater, '90s R&B favorites New Edition and Xscape were the most welcomed performers of the night.

    New Edition, whose three-part biopic was a white-hot ratings success for BET earlier this year, earned the lifetime achievement award and received a lengthy tribute. It started with the child actors from the movie singing "Candy Girl," later followed by the older actors for some of the band's hits apart from the group, including Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" and Ralph Tresvant's "Sensitivity."

    The real group then hit to stage to sing "Can You Stand the Rain" and "Mr. Telephone Man." The actors later joined New Edition for "If It Isn't Love."

    Girl group Xscape, set to launch a new reality show on Bravo, reunited at the BET Awards and sang the popular hits "Just Kickin' It," ''Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?" The crowd was in awe, singing along and filming the performance with their phones.

    Bruno Mars, whose new album was heavily inspired by '90s R&B, also shined Sunday. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year — the top prize but not televised — with their hits "24K Magic" and "Sorry." Mars also won best male R&B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, "Perm."

    "To the fans, you know I love you. My first BET Award," he screamed.

    Kendrick Lamar surprised the audience when he performed with Future and won best male hip hop artist. He gave a shout-out to fellow nominee Chance the Rapper, who earned the humanitarian award at the age of 24. Chance also won best new artist and best collaboration.

    In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance, who has raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools. The former First Lady said she and Barack Obama knew Chance "since he was a baby rapper."

    "Chance is showing our young people that they matter," she said. "Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves."

    Beyonce, who reportedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn't commented on the topic, was the top nominee with seven. When it was announced that she won the viewer's choice award, Chloe x Halle — the young duo signed to Beyonce — recited a speech given to them from the pop star. Queen Bey was the big winner with five, also taking home album of the year for "Lemonade," best female R&B/pop artist and video director of the year for "Sorry."

    Solange, Beyonce's younger sister, also had a big night: She won the Centric award and called Sunday "the best birthday ever" (she turned 31 on Saturday).

    "My arm pits are sweating so much right now," said Solange, who thanked BET for showing her "queens" like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu and others during her teenage years.

    Solange held a moment of silence later on, and the show also honored some of the minorities who died at the hands of police officers, including Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Eric Garner and others.

    Other winners included gospel rapper Lecrae and Migos, who took home best group. The hip-hop trio also won over the audience with its performances of the hits "Bad and Boujee," ''T-Shirt" and "Congratulations," with Post Malone. Chance the Rapper, and his mom, danced during the long set; as did Queen Latifah, Cardi B., "Stranger Things" actor Caleb McLaughlin and "black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi, who won the YoungStars award.

    Though most of the performances were upbeat, others charmed with slower songs: Tamar Braxton and Maxwell gave vocally impressive performances, and Mary J. Blige sang songs from "Strength of a Woman," her recent album that includes emotional tunes about her divorce.

    "Mary J. got that break up body. Whoa," screamed Jamie Foxx, who presented an award after Blige's performance.

    Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the four-hour show. El DeBarge and Kamasi Washignton performed "Careless Whisper" in honor George Michael, who died last year on Christmas Day, while Janelle Monae collaborator Roman GianArthur excitedly sang "Johnny B. Goode" in tribute to Chuck Berry, who died in March.

    New York rapper Prodigy, who died last week, was remembered in words by his Mobb Deep partner Havoc and Lil Kim, who appeared on the remix of the memorable Mobb Deep hit, "Quiet Storm."

    Former BET executive Stephen Hill, who the network said was stepping down in March, was praised throughout the night with kind words from Mars and Bobby Brown.

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