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Pharrell Williams, August Alsina Win Big At BET Awards

Pharrell Williams is adding to his trophy collection.  At Sunday's BET Awards, the Grammy-winning singer took home two awards, including Video of the Year for his hit "Happy."  In his acceptance speech, Pharrell credited his fans for their help with making the song popular. 



Pharrell also picked up the trophy for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.  Skateboard P opened up the awards ceremony with his song "Come Get It Bae" and was joined on stage by Missy Elliott, who performed her song "Pass That Dutch." 

Pharrell's competition for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, August Alsina, also had an outstanding night.  The up-and-coming singer won awards for Best New Artist and the Viewers Choice Award. 

Nicki Minaj was honored with Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award for the fifth year in a row.  Her Young Money partner Drake picked up the win for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, while the entire Young Money crew won for Best Group. 

Lionel Richie was presented with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as a tribute from John Legend, Yolanda Adams and Ledisi

Other winners Sunday night included Beyoncé and Jay Z for their collaboration "Drunk In Love" and Beyoncé for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. 

The night also included a number of star-studded performances.  In his first awards show appearance since exiting jail, Chris Brown put on a show with his hit "Loyal," enlisting collaborators Lil Wayne, Tyga and rocker Travis Barker

Usher took the stage to show off a medley of his past hits, including "Confessions," "U Remind Me" and "Caught Up."  He ended his performance with "Good Kisser" from his upcoming album. 

Jennifer Hudson, August Alsina and Robin Thicke also performed before Jay Z and Beyonce closed out the show with a performance from their "On The Run" tour. 

Hosted by Chris Rock, the BET Awards aired live on BET from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. 

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