Mary J. Blige, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx were big winners at the BET Awards last night. All three stars walked away from the ceremony, which celebrates black artists, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, with two prizes each.

Blige won Best Female R+B artist but had to share the prize for Best Video with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx who got nods for their hits Be Without You and Gold Digger respectively. Gold Digger also took the award for Best Collaboration.

Other winners at the BET Awards - the Black Entertainment Television Awards - included Chaka Khan who received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

On accepting her accolade she told the crowd: "I am so honored to be honored by my people. This means everything to me." The 53-year-old legend was then joined onstage by Stevie Wonder, Prince, India.Arie and Yolanda Adams for a five-song performance.

BET Award Winners 2006 BET J Cool Like That - Anthony Hamilton
Best Female Hip Hop - Missy Elliott
Best New Artist - Chris Brown
Best Male Athlete - LeBron James
Best Male R&B - Prince
Best Male Hip Hop - T.I.
Best Female R&B - Mary J. Blige
Best Duet/Collaboration - Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx, Gold Digger
Best Gospel Artist - Kirk Franklin
Lifetime Achievement Award - Chaka Khan
Humanitarian Award - Harry Belafonte
Viewer's Choice - Chris Brown, Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
Video of the Year - *tie* Mary J. Blige, Be Without You and Kanye West f. Jamie Foxx, Gold Digger