Los Angeles: The BET Awards on Sunday split top honors among several artists, including Beyonce Knowles and Chris Brown, in a telecast filled with lively performances and an emotional tribute to late singer Whitney Houston.
Beyonce was named best female R&B artist, while Brown, who performed his hit single Turn Up the Music from his new album Fortune, earned the title best male artist. Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West won best group with their smash hit album Watch the Throne.
But the brightest spotlight shined on late singer Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel in February. Authorities have said the pop star died of an accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease.
Mariah Carey, in a glittering gold dress onstage, shared humorous anecdotes of her encounters with Houston, whose hits from the 1980s and '90s included I Will Always Love You....more
12:12 PM, Jul 02, 2012