Blue Ivy Carter becomes youngest BET winner, as Zim's Sha Sha wins best new International act

Blue Ivy Carter has become the youngest artist ever to win a BET award.

The eight-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z was one of several first-time winners at the 20th annual BET Awards, which took place virtually.

Beyoncé, in a powerful acceptance speech, urged black US citizens to vote like their lives depend on it, in the forthcoming presidential election.

Blue Ivy shared the award with her parents, along with Wizkid and SAINT JHN, for the track “Brown Skin Girl”. The song was featured on The Gift, a compilation of music inspired by Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King.

The previous record for youngest winner was held by Willow Smith, who shared the YoungStars award with her brother, Jaden, when she was 10.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha, became the first artist from the Southern African country to win the Viewers Choice Best New International Act at the prestigious awards ceremony.

The singer, who was signed by South African music producer DJ Maphorisa in 2018 has featured on several of his hits, including on songs by Kabza de Small and Samthing Soweto.

Sha Sha thanked her fans for their support and dedicated the award to those who had always stood by her.

Sha Sha beat Rema from Nigeria, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey from the UK, and Hatik and Sracy from France.