Given that the inaugural B.E.T. Experience just wrapped up in downtown Los Angeles, it’s fitting that two young locals -
The Compton-born rapper Lamar scored big for his major-label debut “good kid, m.A.A.d. city,” which won universal praise for its nuanced storytelling. He won awards for best new artist and best male hip-hop artist. He was also a featured guest on “F- Problems,” by A$AP Rocky, which won for best collaboration with fellow guests Drake and
Miguel, the suavely experimental singer, won for best male R&B/pop artist on the strength of his second album "Kaliedescope Dream," which featured the smash single "Adorn." The pop star Rihanna won for best female R&B/pop artist.
Drake was the night's most nominated act, with 12 nods in various categories. He pulled out a win for video of the year, for his song "Started From The Bottom," one of five nominated videos he performed in for the category. The Nigerian rapper Ice Prince won for best international act from Africa, while the UK singer Emeli Sande won for best international act.
Perhaps the night’s biggest winner though was