By the end of the night, it was clear that Mariah Carey was the only major artist to lip-sync her showing at the 2013 BET Awards. Even Ciara, who danced, rolled and hopped across the stage, sang the most of her songs live with the backing of Pop star Nicki Minaj.
J. Cole isn’t the best live performer but what really matters are the messages in his music. During the 2013 BET Awards earlier this evening, Nas’ “chosen one” nabbed the spotlight as he shared his testimony with the audience via a moving rendition of “Crooked Smile”.
The 2013 BET Awards honored Charlie Wilson with the special Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate the legacy of their “Uncle” were several of music’s biggest names, including Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Lion and Jamie Foxx.
After helping Mariah Carey lip-sync her performance of “#Beautiful” with Young Jeezy at the 2013 BET Awards, Miguel returned to the stage to rock the crowd with his own material. For his spot, the singer-songwriter donned his best Prince-styled jacket for a renditions of “How Many Drinks?”.
Mariah Carey really doesn’t even care about singing live anymore unless she’s in the mood. Earlier this evening, the larger than life diva made an appearance at the 2013 BET Awards to perform a rendition of her recently released “#Beautiful” remix and mimed every moment of the set.
R. Kelly is the King of R&B and he reminded young fans of the genre of his standing this evening at the 2013 BET Awards. Sporting a studded cap and jacket, the living legend blazed through a medley of his biggest hits that had the entire audience on their feet throughout his showing.
Shortly after Chris Brown opened the 2013 BET Awards with his Nicki Minaj-assisted set, Robin Thicke was up next with a hit song of his own. Joined by T.I. and Pharrell, the crooner belted a rousing rendition of his global multiformat smash, “Blurred Lines”.
The 2013 BET Awards kicked off with a bang this evening when Chris Brown hit the stage to perform his latest hits. However, the Michael Jackson tribute act wasn’t alone during his set as he was joined by Nicki Minaj, who surprised their fans by descending from the sky to assist her peer.
In case you didn’t know, Ciara’s “I’m Out” has yet to crack the Billboard Hot 100. So, capitalising on the hype generated by the 2013 BET Awards weekend, the unfortunate performer has released a new video to support the song and it features Nicki Minaj.
The 2013 BET Awards are being held this evening at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles and dozens of the music superstars are in attendance. From Chris Brown to Sevyn Streeter and Mya, the entertainers have turned out in their numbers to celebrate a year of achievements in Urban music.