A Happy night! Pharrell Williams is big winner at BET Awards as Lionel Richie receives lifetime achievement gong
It was a Happy night for Pharrell Williams.
The singer was the big winner at the BET Awards after scooping the best pop act and video of the year honours.
And there was not a dry eye in the house as soul legend Lionel Richie was given a lifetime achievement gong after a glowing introduction by Pharrell.
Delighted Pharrell told the crowd: ‘(BET) allows us as black people to be different and do what we do. You guys keep the lights on for us.’
He was given the best video award for Happy, the Despicable Me 2 song that hit number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries
But while he was happy to pick up his own prizes, he seemed even more overwhelmed to be introducing his hero Lionel later.
He said: ‘There’s nothing like music that makes you feel something.
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