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Solange wins the Centric Award at 2017 BET Awards: 'Best birthday ever'

Solange wins the Centric Award at 2017 BET Awards: 'Best birthday ever'

Numerous most prominent names in music came together in Los Angeles on Sunday for a night full of explosive performances, political and social commentary, and some next level promotion by Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver is out Friday if viewers somehow missed the many mentions he made). "Thank you, BET! Thank you, black people!"

EW was in the house and has your full report on the highlights and lowlights. "And I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight and honored to call myself your friend".

Chance, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, is the youngest person to receive the prestigious award so far. That's a life's worth of achievements and it all happened in one night for the 24-year-old. Oh, and apparently, he found a babysitter in Shahidi. El DeBarge and Kamasi Washignton performed "Careless Whisper" in honor George Michael, who died past year on Christmas Day, while Janelle Monae collaborator Roman GianArthur excitedly sang "Johnny B. Goode" in tribute to Chuck Berry, who died in March. While it can't be said that Jones lacked energy and enthusiasm, her material was extremely hit or miss, and leaned more towards the latter - at least in the building.

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Viewers at home first expressed happiness at seeing Mrs Obama grace their TV screens before suddenly turning emotional when they realised they had been once again reminded that she is no longer First Lady. Despite the almost four decades since their start, the boys-turned-men of New Edition proved that they were still the best in the game when it comes to harmonizing and dancing in sync.

At the live show at the Microsoft Theater, '90s R&B favorites New Edition and Xscape were the most welcomed performers of the night. The OG boy band was recently the subject of a BET biopic and the biopic's cast took to the stage to honor the group with a retrospective of their hits over the course of their shared and solo careers with songs like "Candy Girl", "Poison", and "My Prerogative". The evening featured performances by Bruno Mars, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

Beyoncé's younger sister turned 31 on Saturday and is nominated for video of the year at the performance-packed ceremony.

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Minaj lost Best Female Hip-Hop artist to Remy Ma, and the Bronx rapper made sure everyone knew who the queen of the night was.

Nervous, humbled, and glowing, Solange held on to her award while fans watched like proud parents.

Everyone at the BET Awards was on their feet and cheering for Chance after he gave his acceptance speech. Check it out and let us know if you were inspired. Coming in at a not-brisk four hours, the show had the audience restless.

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