BET Awards 2023: Rediscovering the Legendary Duets That Captivated Past BET Awards

Atlanta-based trio Migos took home the “Best Collaboration” award in 2017.

Prepare to be swept away by the harmonious sounds of these memorable musical collaborations. With the  BET Awards 2023 just a little under a month out, we’re looking back at some of the most memorable and show-stopping moments in the ceremony’s history as we gear up for one of the biggest nights in Black Hollywood.

These remarkable winners of the esteemed "Best Collaboration" accolade stand as testaments to the power of synergy, fusing diverse voices and styles into breathtaking sonic landscapes. Look below for five of our favorite collaborations, and don’t forget to watch the BET Awards 2023 airing live on Sunday, June 25 at 8 PM ET on BET.

  • Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems / “Essence”

    Afrobeats star Wizkid made history by releasing his smash single “Essence” featuring Tems, becoming the first Nigerian song to chart Billboard Hot 100. At the 2022 BET Awards, the duo won the “Best Collaboration” award thanks to a Justin Bieber-assisted remix.

  • Cardi B. featuring Megan Thee Stallion / “WAP”

    Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion won the “Best Collaboration” award at the 2021 BET Awards for their 2020 critically acclaimed trap single “WAP.” The music video has been viewed on YouTube over 501 million times.

  • Rihanna featuring Drake / “Work”

    Rihanna earned the “Best Collaboration” award at the 2016 BET Awards, and Drake released the record in 2016 with the release of their dancehall forward single, “Work.”

  • Migos

    Atlanta-based trio Migos took home the “Best Collaboration” awards for their smash single “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

  • Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams and Charlie Wilson / “Beautiful”

    At the 2003 BET Awards, West Coast legend Snoop Dogg won for his record “Beautiful” featuring Pharrell Williams and Charlie Wilson.

    The 2023 BET Awards premieres Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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