Atlantans react to virtual 2020 BET Awards

Performances by Usher, Chloe x Halle and the show airing for the first time on CBS were just a few highlights

On May 20, BET announced that despite the COVID-19pandemic, the 2020 BET Awards will still be held.

While many award ceremonies this year have been postponed, the 2020 BET Awards went on with a virtual ceremony Sunday night.

The Amanda Seales-hosted show, which marked the ceremony's 20th anniversary, saw the "Insecure" actress pay homage to classic BET programming. It also featured performances by Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch and Atlanta stars including Usher and Summer Walker, Chloe x Halle and Columbus native Wayne Brady, who paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard.

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Beyoncé accepted the Humanitarian Award, where she encouraged viewers to vote during her speech.

Fresh off the release of their newest album “Ungodly Hour,” Bey’s protégés Chloe and Halle Bailey performed their songs “Forgive Me” and “Do It.”

Fans were blown away by Usher and Summer Walker performing “Come Thru.”

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Others celebrated the fact that the show was simulcast on BET networks and CBS for the first time.

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A tribute to Little Richard from fellow Georgian Wayne Brady had viewers marveling.

The closing performance by Kierra Sheard and her mother, Karen Clark-Sheard of The Clark Sisters, had viewers feeling emotional when they sang the former’s song “Something Has To Break.”

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