July 1st, 2013
11:45 AM ET
There was no "I" in team at the 2013 BET Awards, as a number of top artists paired off on Sunday night to present a series of stunning performances.
The evening began with a performance from "Fandemonium" award winner Chris Brown, who tapped the talent of the late Aaliyah along with Nicki Minaj for his set.
And it only got better from there.
Hosted by Chris Tucker, the 2013 BET Awards also saw Ciara steam up the ceremony with Nicki Minaj in her sultry performance of her cut "Body Party":
And Mariah Carey gave a "Beautiful" performance with Miguel and Young Jeezy, although Twitter didn't quite believe that Carey was singing live. Her husband Nick Cannon assured E! News that those high notes were "all her," and either way, Carey looked and sounded flawless, whether she had an assist or not.
The tribute to the night's lifetime achievement award recipient, Charlie Wilson, was also a high point of the night. Jamie Foxx, India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Snoop Lion all participated, but it was Wilson himself who proved that he's just as powerful a performer as ever.
R. Kelly, suited in a jacket with more spikes than should be considered safe, also performed a solid - and theatrical! - performance of some of his greatest hits:
Although Drake was the lead nominee ahead of Sunday's show, it was Kendrick Lamar who was the one to watch. The "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City" rapper accepted both the best new artist and the best male rap artist honor, in addition to landing the best rap collaboration win with A$AP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz.
While the timing of his best new artist win, which came right before he took the stage to perform, meant that he was a no-show, Lamar made up for it when he accepted the best male rap artist trophy.
Janelle Monae closed out the show in style with Erykah Badu, who joined the "Electric Lady" on stage for a regal performance of "Q.U.E.E.N."
Check out the full list of winners below. What was your favorite moment?
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Gospel Artist
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Best International Act: Africa
Best International Act: UK
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