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Beyonce, Jay-Z Reign At BET Awards

R&B diva and actress Beyonce and her rap star boyfriend Jay-Z won separate awards and were honored for their hit song collaboration during Tuesday's 2004 BET Awards honoring musicians, actors and athletes.

Beyonce was named best female R&B artist, and Jay-Z won the award to top male hip-hop artist.

They both won for their collaboration on the hit song "Crazy in Love."

OutKast won multiple honors for video of the year and best group.

Actress Mo'Nique hosted the awards ceremony for BET, which like CBS, is part of Viacom.

A lifetime achievement award was given to the Isley Brothers and humanitarian honors were accepted by Danny Glover.

The categories and winners:

  • Video of the year: OutKast, "Hey Ya!"
  • Group: OutKast
  • Male R&B artist: Usher
  • Female R&B artist: Beyonce
  • Male hip hop artist: Jay-Z
  • Female hip hop artist: Missy Elliott
  • Collaboration: Beyonce with Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love"
  • New artist: Kanye West
  • Gospel artist: Yolanda Adams
  • Actor: Denzel Washington
  • Actress: Halle Berry
  • Male athlete of the year: LeBron James
  • Female athlete of the year: Serena Williams
  • Viewer's choice: Usher, featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, "Yeah!"
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