Winners of the first BET awards:

Lifetime achievement: Whitney Houston.

Male group: OutKast

Female group: Destiny's Child

Male R&B artist: Musiq Soulchild

Female R&B artist: Mary J. Blige

Male hip hop artist: Jay Z

Female hip hop artist: Eve

New artist: Nelly

Gospel artist: Donnie McClurkin

Video of the year: OutKast for ``Ms. Jackson'''

Actor in a film: Denzel Washington for ``Remember the Titans''

Actress in a film: Sanaa Lathan for ``Love and Basketball''

Male athlete of the year: Allen Iverson

Female athlete of the year: Marion Jones

Viewer's choice: Lil' Bow Wow for ``What's My Name''