2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest live celebration of the most viral influencers on the internet mostly via youtube, instagram. Anticipations were high for the energy hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious would bring to the table. They are two of the hottest social media superstars. 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.”
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.
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Below is the complete list of winners:
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.
Additionally, the show honored social activist Shaun King who uses social media as a tool to keep us informed, mobilized and hopeful for change with the “Social Movement” award; and the “Social Verified” award went to Soulja Boy honoring him because he continuously elevates the social media landscape.
“THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” is a BET Production, with Mike Epps and Kyra Robinson serving as Executive Producers. Check out how these social influencers kick off their Mondays. Photos Courtesy of BET