If you stayed up all night to watch the 2020 BET Awards yesterday, then you are probably as excited as we are.
It was a series of amazing performances by the best of the best, and even though it wasn’t a brick and mortar event, it didn’t take from the awesomeness of the overall performances.
So we put together a list of our most memorable performances from last night’s 2020 BET Awards event just for you.
Yeah, that’s right we kept score.
Here they are:
The music maestro’s performance titled, ‘Never Break’ took place in a dusty warehouse where he enters, dusts a piano cover briefly, sits and launches into the song. The song itself is a delight to listen to, as it straddles the line between love and activism; an emotionally-tainted delivery that shifts between declaring the unbreakability of love and the resolve of commitment.
Dababy on his part engineered a Black Lives Matter themed performance with his track ‘Rockstar’, with a creative reconstruction of the classic George Floyd ‘death pose.’
The song was a fast-paced mapping of the events of the last few weeks and the talented music artiste delivers it with all its gory details, alongside the BET Awards winner of the album of the year, Roddy Rich.
Long after DaBaby’s fiery performance, you will be caught starting into space as the song settles with the voice of the viral social media clip that features a little girl talking and crying about the unfairness of racism.
Jennifer Hudson is always a delight to watch.
The amazing vocalist delivered a stellar performance as she channeled the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s “Young, Gifted and Black.”
She kick-started the performance with an unexpected grand piano play that later culminated into a good old vocal gospel ‘face-off’ between her and some off her back up vocalists.
With an iconic performance like that, it’s no surprise that she is starring as the legend, Aretha Franklin in the upcoming film, ‘Respect’, out later this year.
Although Alicia Keys was pitch perfect in her soulful rendition of, ‘Perfect way to Die’ and Jonathan McReynolds & Kane Brown together co-created a beautiful, soul stirring vibe, it was the amazing Mother and Daughter duo of the Sheards that took our breath away.
As a tradition, the BET Awards always close out with a gospel rendition and this year did not disappoint.
It was a powerful emotional collaboration of ‘Something has to Break,’ between Karen Clark and Kierra Sheard that closed out the event in grand style.
Our most memorable moments at the 2020 BET Awards catalogued for your pleasure.
This article was written by Henri ‘Yire; connect on Instagram with him here