SCREEN CAPTUREBruno Mars kicked off the BET Awards show
BRUNO MARS was named the Best Male R&B Artist of the year at the 2017 BET Awards last night (June 25.)
The Filipino/American singer opened up the show with a rousing performance of his song “Perm” with his band, The Hooligans, there to back him up, never missing a step in the choreography. There's nothing like a Bruno Mars number to start a party!
It's the first time the singer won a BET award despite being nominated eight times previously and I'm willing to bet, the first Asian/American to win a BET award in that category.
All told, the 31-year old Hawaii-born performer was nominated for five awards – Album of the Year for 24K Magic, Video of the Year for “24K Magic,” Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for “24K Magic,” Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Video Director of the Year for “That’s What I Like.
Except for the male R&B category, Mars was up against Beyonce and her album "Lemonade."
Watch his energetic performance here. Bet you can't stay seated.
Rapper and hip-hop artist Changmo made history as the first South Korean artist to be nominate for a BET Award. He was nominated in the Best International Viewers Choice category, which was won by Stormzy.
Iranian/African/American Yara Shahidi, who stars in the sitcom Blackish, won the Best Young Artist Award.