The BET Awards '10 Welcomes Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist Kanye West to the Stage in His First Awards Show Performance Since 2009

Jun 09, 2010
By ViacomCBS Staff

The 10 year celebration of the BET Awards '10 is promising to be bigger and better than ever. Each year The BET Awards continuously delivers memorable performances and this year is no different. Guaranteed to be the biggest night in television, BET is proud to announce and welcome Kanye West to the stage; making this his first major awards show appearance since his appearance on the 2009 MTV VMAs. While West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special. Viewers can anticipate a dynamic comeback performance. Newly added performances also include Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Drake and many more.

Also, slated to perform are T.I.,Diddy-Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz. The BET Awards '10 will be hosted by Queen Latifah and some presenters confirmed are Taraji P. Henson, and Mike Epps, as well as this year's Humanitarian Award will be given to John Legend.

The BET Awards '10 airs live, Sunday, June 27th 8:00 PM*, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Don't miss it!

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Best Female R&B Artist Best Male R&B Artist
Beyonce Brown
Mary J. Blige Raheem DeVaughn
Melanie Fiona Maxwell
Alicia Keys Trey Songz
Rihanna Usher
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Ester Dean B.o.B.
Lil Kim Drake
Nicki Minaj Fabolous
Rasheeda Jay-Z
Trina Ludacris
Best New Artist Best Gospel
Justin Bieber The Anointed Pace Sisters

Melanie Fiona

Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti

Nicki Minaj Tamela Mann
Wale Marvin Sapp
Young Money Vickie Winans
Best Group Best Collaboration
Black Eyed Peas Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga - Video Phone


B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You

Diddy-Dirty Money Drake & Trey Songz - Successful

New Boyz

Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem - Forever

Young Money

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind


Trey Songz f/ Fabolous - Say Aah
Video Director of the Year Video of the Year
Benny Boom Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga - Video Phone

Gil Green

B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You
Anthony Mandler Melanie Fiona - It Kills Me

Chris Robinson

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

Hype Williams

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town



Best Actress Best Actor
Taraji P. Henson Quinton Aaron
Regina King Don Cheadle
Mo'Nique Idris Elba
Zoe Saldana Jamie Foxx
Gabourey Sidibe Denzel Washington
Best Movie YoungStars Award
Avatar Selena Gomez
Law Abiding Citizen Lil JJ
Michael Jackson's This Is It Keke Palmer
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push'
by Sapphire Willow Smith
The Blindside Tyler James Williams
Subway Sportswoman of the Year Subway Sportsman of the Year
Tamika Catchings Carmelo Anthony
Vanessa James Usain Bolt
Candace Parker Kobe Bryant
Serena Williams LeBron James
Venus Williams Tiger Woods
Viewer's Choice
Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State
of Mind
Monica - Everything To Me
Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy - Hard
Trey Songz f/ Fabolous - Say Aah
Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda,
Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga)
f/ Lloyd - Bedrock
Best International Act Centric Award
Kojo Antwi (Ghana) Melanie Fiona
Chipmunk (UK) Maxwell
Dizzee Rascal (UK) Chrisette Michele
Estelle (UK) Monica
Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa) Sade
K'NAAN (Somalia)
M.I. (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Corinne Bailey Rae (UK)
Sade (UK)