The BET Awards, a celebration of Black excellence in entertainment, has witnessed the rise and triumph of numerous extraordinary musical ensembles. With the esteemed "Best Group" award serving as a testament to their collective talent, these iconic groups have provided the theme music to our favorite memories.
Before this year’s ceremony, join us as we revisit some past winners of the "Best Group" award at the BET Awards.
Rap collective Young Money, spearheaded by rap legend Lil Wayne took home the “Best Group” award in 2010 and again in 2014, beating a diverse group of musicians, including A$AP Mob, Daft Punk, TGT, and duo Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis.
Diddy / Dirty Money
New York reigned supreme in 2011 when Bad Boy Records founder Diddy and singing duo Dirty Money won the “Best Group” award.
The Atlanta-based rap trio, Migos, is the only group to win this award four times and consecutively. The “Bad and Boujee” musicians initially took the accolades in 2017 and every year until being dethroned by Silk Sonic.
Big Boi and André 3000, better known as the Atlanta rap duo Outkast, became the first male group to take home “Best Group,” in 2001. They also come in second place with the most wins, with three total earned in 2002 and 2004.
During last year’s ceremony, Bruno Mars accepted the distinguished “Best Group” award on behalf of Silk Sonic for the second year in a row after initially winning the prize in 2021.
The soulful duo beat out a formidable class of talented artists, including r&b sister group Chloe X Halle, Miami-based rap duo City Girls, Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Migos, and the late Young Dolph and Key Glock.
The 2023 BET Awards premieres Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.