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BET Awards 2012: Yolanda Adams Wins Best Gospel, Beyonce Claims Best R 'n' B Artist

July 2, 2012 (2:11 am) GMT
Beyonce Knowles dedicates her award to late Whitney Houston as Nicki Minaj takes home the Best Female Hip-Hop artist prize.
BET Awards 2012: Yolanda Adams Wins Best Gospel, Beyonce Claims Best R 'n' B Artist

More winners at the 2012 BET Awards have been revealed. After delivered a breathtaking performance of "Wrong Side of a Love Song", the winner for Best Gospel was announced. Taking the kudo was the First Lady of Modern Gospel, .

"This is amazing to me because this is the first project on my label," the 50-year-old singer said upon receiving her prize from presenter La La Vazquez. "I am a witness that you can do anything that God has placed on the inside of you."

Claiming the Best Female R&B Artist was none other than . Defeating the likes of , , and Melanie Fiona, the "Love on Top" singer dedicated her award to late diva .

After and his Maybach Music Group performed on stage, was announced by presenter as the winner of the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. , meanwhile, presented the Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

Hosted by , the ongoing BET Awards takes place at the Shrine Auditorium. The show was kicked off by a performance from , and . , , Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce Knowles are expected to make live performances as well.

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