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The 2019 BET SOCIAL AWARDS Trended across Platforms with the Biggest Annual Celebration of Social Media Moments Hosted by DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious

March 4, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2019--Sunday, March 3, 2019, the 2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest live celebration of the most viral moments hosted by social media superstars DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious. Making his TV debut, Blue Face performed his smash hit “Thotiana,” Danileigh kept the same energy bringing stylized choreography with her performance of “Lil Bebe” after going viral for her dance videos in 2018. Veteran viral sensation Soulja Boy lit up the stage of the 2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” with a medley of his classics including “Crank That” “Kiss Me Through The Phone,” and “Pretty Boy Swag” and his latest song “Cut That Check.” Airing live from Tyler Perry Studios, the show featured appearances from Mike Epps, Waka Flocka, Tammy Rivera, @ BlameItonKway, @ 85SouthShow, @KendallKyndall, @WatchJazzy and the cast of BET’s AMERICAN SOUL: Kaitlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, and Christopher Jefferson.

The night opened with a medley of the most memorable dances of 2018, starring social media sensations Shiggy, Dan Rue and Kid the Wiz. Hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious took to the stage opening the show by guiding viewers in a humorous tutorial of the latest social lingo in “The Rules of Black Twitter.”

Watch and share all the must-see moments you may have missed at BET.com/Social and on all social platforms by following the hashtag #BETSocialAwards.

Watch and post the best moments here:

DC Young Fly & Jess Hilarious Open The Show with “Rules To Black Twitter”

https://www.bet.com/video/social-awards/2019/highlights/dc-young-fly-and-jess-hilarious-open-the-show-sma19.html

BlueFace Perform’s “Thotiana” for the first time on TV

https://www.bet.com/video/social-awards/2019/performances/blueface-thotiana-sma19.html

City Girls Win “Issa Wave” Award

https://www.bet.com/video/social-awards/2019/acceptance-speeches/issa-wave-award-sma19.html

Soulja Boy Performs A Medley of His Hits

https://www.bet.com/video/social-awards/2019/performances/soulja-boy-sma19.html

Below is the complete list of winners:

LMAO!: @ThatGirlJayCole

Social media is the new frontier of comedy and this social media star keeps viewers laughing 24/7.

ISSA WAVE: @CityGirls

This category sheds light on newer music artists who have made some of the biggest waves in music over the past year on social media; breaking out via streaming sites and underground radio shows.

SOCIAL HUSTLE: @Supa_Cent

This category highlights an individual who has taken social media savvy and flipped it into big business.

BEST CELEB FOLLOW: @IAmCardiB

The most influential social artist has nabbed streams, likes, views across platforms, catapulting their offline career.

SOCIAL VERIFIED: Soulja Boy @SouljaBoy

This award honors an individual who dominates social media with the best memes and viral moments.

SOCIAL MOVEMENT: Shaun King @ShaunKing

This honoree has used their platform to draw attention to injustices and take a stand for change.

THE BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” was produced by BET Networks and executive produced by Mike Epps, Kyra Robinson, Keshia Williams, Nile Evans and Patty DiMaria.

Please visit BETPressroom.com for clips, photos and more information on the 2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS”.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER (formerly CENTRIC), a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 11 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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