Beyonce, Jay-Z Win Big at BET Awards


Wednesday, June 30th 2004, 9:34 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ R&B diva and actress Beyonce and her rap star boyfriend Jay-Z won separate awards and were honored for their hit song collaboration during Tuesday's 2004 BET Awards honoring musicians, actors and athletes.

Beyonce was named best female R&B artist, and Jay-Z won the award to top male hip-hop artist. They both won for their collaboration on the hit ``Crazy in Love.''

OutKast won multiple honors for video of the year and best group.

Actress Mo'Nique hosted the awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre. A lifetime achievement award was given to the Isley Brothers and humanitarian honors were accepted by Danny Glover.

The categories and winners:

Video of the year: OutKast, ``Hey Ya!''

Group: OutKast

Male R&B artist: Usher

Female R&B artist: Beyonce

Male hip hop artist: Jay-Z

Female hip hop artist: Missy Elliott

Collaboration: Beyonce with Jay-Z, ``Crazy in Love''

New artist: Kanye West

Gospel artist: Yolanda Adams

Actor: Denzel Washington

Actress: Halle Berry

Male athlete of the year: LeBron James

Female athlete of the year: Serena Williams

Viewer's choice: Usher, featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, ``Yeah!''