The 2011 BET Awards was the hottest ticket of the summer so far and many of rap and hip-hop's superstars were honored. It was no surprise when critical and commercial darling Nicki Minaj and up-and-coming artist Wiz Khalifa notched wins, but it was truly Chris Brown's night -- as the often controversial singer/dancer picked up an armful of awards and turned in a buzzed-about performance.

It felt like Brown's name was being announced at every turn; he was announced as the winner of the Fandemonium award, then he wasn't, then he was again!

Even though Brown is often in the news for his Twitter rants and his outbursts, tonight was all about the music, singing and dancing for the singer.

2011 BET Award Winners:

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown -- WINNER!
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Diamond
Cymphonique
Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj -- WINNER!

Video of the Year
Marsha Ambrosius, 'Far Away'
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams, 'Airplanes'
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now' -- WINNER!
Keri Hilson, 'Pretty Girl Rock'
Willow Smith, 'Whip My Hair'
Kanye West Feat. Pusha T, 'Runaway'

Youngstars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith -- WINNER! (Tie)
Willow Smith -- WINNER! (Tie)

Best Collaboration
B.o.B Feat. Haley Williams, 'Airplanes'
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now' -- WINNER!
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna, 'All of the Lights'
Chris Brown Feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall, 'Deuces'
Waka Flocka Flame Feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale, 'No Hands'
Rihanna Feat. Drake, 'What's My Name'

Best Group
Diddy-Dirty Money -- WINNER!
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West -- WINNER!

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa -- WINNER!

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyonce
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Rihanna -- WINNER!

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams -- WINNER!
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick -- WINNER!

Best Movie
'Death at a Funeral'
'For Colored Girls' -- WINNER!
'Takers'
'Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?'

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba -- WINNER!
Jamie Foxx

Best Actress
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson -- WINNER!
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson -- WINNER!
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria) -- WINNER! (Tie)
D' Banj (Nigeria) -- WINNER! (Tie)

D-Black (Ghana)
Faly Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act: UK
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Trinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah -- WINNER!

Centric Award
Marcha Ambrosius -- WINNER!
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best Gospel Artist
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary -- WINNER!
KarenClark Sheard
BeBe & CeCeWinans

Coca-Cola's Viewers' Choice
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now' -- WINNER!
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz, '6 Foot 7 Foot'
Mindless Behavior, 'My Girl'
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake, 'Moment 4 Life'
Rihanna Feat. Drake, 'What's My Name?'
Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj, 'Bottoms Up'