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Beyonce, Jay-Z collect BET awards

Diva named best female R&B artist; rapper top hip-hop artist
/ Source: The Associated Press

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 “Crazy in Love.”

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

Actress Mo’Nique hosted the awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre. 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: OutKastMale R&B artist: UsherFemale R&B artist: BeyonceMale hip hop artist: Jay-ZFemale hip hop artist: Missy ElliottCollaboration: Beyonce with Jay-Z, “Crazy in Love”New artist: Kanye WestGospel artist: Yolanda AdamsActor: Denzel WashingtonActress: Halle BerryMale athlete of the year: LeBron JamesFemale athlete of the year: Serena WilliamsViewer’s choice: Usher, featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Yeah!”