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BET Awards 2017 Nominations Announced: Beyonce & Bruno Mars Lead

Published: Monday 15th May 2017 by Sam

It’s that time of year again!

The BET Awards 2017 are set to air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A Live on Sunday June 25th.

As always, all eyes are on who’ll be up for nominations at Urban entertainment’s biggest calendar night.

Well, wonder no more. For, the nominees list has been revealed. Beyonce – whose ‘Lemonade’ album was named the top-telling US LP of 2016 – leads with a seismic seven. Her Super Bowl comrade Bruno Mars earned several honors too.

What are you waiting for? The full list awaits below…

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
BEYONCÉ
KEHLANI
MARY J. BLIGE
RIHANNA
SOLANGE

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
USHER

Best Group
2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
FAT JOE & REMY MA
MIGOS
RAE SREMMURD

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM
CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
BIG SEAN
CHANCE THE RAPPER
DRAKE
FUTURE
J. COLE
KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
CARDI B
MISSY ELLIOTT
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
YOUNG M.A.

Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

Video Director of the Year
BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”
BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”
HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”
KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”

Best New Artist
21 SAVAGE
CARDI B
CHANCE THE RAPPER
KHALID
YOUNG M.A.

Album of the Year
24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS
4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE
A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE
COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER
LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE
FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT
KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU
LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)
TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

Best Actress
GABRIELLE UNION
ISSA RAE
JANELLE MONÁE
TARAJI P. HENSON
VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor
BRYSHERE Y. GRAY
DENZEL WASHINGTON
DONALD GLOVER
MAHERSHALA ALI
OMARI HARDWICK

YoungStars Award
ACE HUNTER
CALEB MCLAUGHLIN
JADEN SMITH
MARSAI MARTIN
YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie
FENCES
GET OUT
HIDDEN FIGURES
MOONLIGHT
THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sportswoman of the Year Award
GABBY DOUGLAS
SERENA WILLIAMS
SIMONE BILES
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the Year Award
CAM NEWTON
LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK
STEPHEN CURRY

Centric Award
FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE
KEHLANI – DISTRACTION
MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY
SYD – ALL ABOUT ME
YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
DRAKE – FAKE LOVE
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES
THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

Best International Act: Europe
BOOBA (France)
MHD (France)
CRAIG DAVID (UK)
EMELI SANDÉ (UK)
GIGGS (UK)
SKEPTA (UK)
STORMZY (UK)
WILEY (UK)

Best International Act: Africa
AKA (South Africa)
BABES WODUMO (South Africa)
DAVIDO (Nigeria)
NASTY C (South Africa)
STONEBWOY (Ghana)
TEKNO (Nigeria)
WIZKID (Nigeria)
MR EAZI (Nigeria)

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  1. Halsey May 15, 2017

    Too bad I haven’t watched the BET awards in years and won’t be watching this time around either

    • Cough Cough May 15, 2017

      Too bad nobody cares….

      • Halsey May 15, 2017

        Lol but you cared enough to reply

    • Its me guwrl May 15, 2017

      So. So what h0?

  2. MsYonce May 15, 2017

    Congrats to my Queens Bey and Solange👑👑👑🐝🐝! Also congrats to the other nominees

  3. Cough Cough May 15, 2017

    Bruno Mars deserves to win all his category’s. He’s that guy right now FOREAL!

  4. Gee May 15, 2017

    Ok no disrespect but Beyoncé already racked up for Lemonade at the B.E.T. awards last year so all these nominations seems like a constellation prize for losing the big categories at this years Grammys. Not saying that she should not be nominated at all but not for all those categories just like last year for the same album, it seems a little thirsty on B.E.T. part and looks a little suspicious. Congratulations to all the nominees this year.

    • Anne May 15, 2017

      Are you sure about that? The album had only been out for 2 months or less when the nominations were announced. I think her nominations last year were mainly centered around Formation, which would have the only single at the time.

      • Pat May 15, 2017

        Regardless, it was still based around lemonade. She clearly pays for these awards!

    • minnie May 21, 2017

      consolation……constellation is a set of stars babes

  5. Fashion Icon May 15, 2017

    Lol Rihanna ………………

    • Rihboy May 15, 2017

      Will be fine to be away from this award show. It’s a joke! The songs nominated are a joke as well as the videos. This is for the artist that get scraped along from the main stage lol. Besides bey. And sorry? For video of the year. That’s a major stretch! When in fact work and needed me were more prominent. give away realnes.

      • Its me guwrl May 15, 2017

        Stop whinning!!

      • Killian May 15, 2017

        Commercial wise they slayed sorry but video wise sorry bodied needed me and work

  6. LISA LEVINE May 15, 2017

    CRAINS IN THE SKY – great vocal, great lyrics, great video. Give this girl some love, she actually deserves it.

  7. I can’t May 15, 2017

    The bet awards have been better than all of the other music award shows for a while now. Looking forward to it.

  8. c May 15, 2017

    I bet they will give it to Remy.

  9. Datredd23 May 15, 2017

    Rihanna is leading female noms for this year Billboard Awards she is fine lol

  10. Tori May 15, 2017

    All of the females rappers deserve an award except for Nicki and Missy. Missy just didn’t give her all musically and Nicki just don’t compare, not even to Cardi. Bruno and The Weeknd are a tough one but because of the mishandling of Starboy, I see the award going to Bruno. Best collaboration is a bit of a reach to nominate Beyonce twice. The other three songs were much bigger singles than “Freedom” and “Shining”, and there are bigger songs that could’ve been nominated. All of her nominations are trash because pregnant or not, she won’t go. She’s sent a video live stream the last two time she was slated to perform and last year, the only reason she went was because she hitting the stages of a lot of Award shows as the main promotion of her album. She didn’t walk the carpet, she sent her dancers, and didn’t except her award, she sent her mother with a bogus lie. There are plenty of other people that could’ve been nominated that actually support BET.

  11. #TeamTinashe Stan May 15, 2017

    Sad to see that my fave Tinashe isn’t nominated at the BET Awards once again but I understand as all the songs she put out was Pop and didn’t chart.
    Besides ALL of that she still is able to get major bookings and is on her way in creating a MILESTONE on YouTube with crossing to 1 million subscribers the most out of any new R&B girl right now.

    I hope Kehlani wins for “Distraction” and Young M.A (although I don’t care much about her) or Remy Ma wins the BET Female Hip Hop award as the others didn’t do anything crazy last year or early this year.

  12. Frank May 15, 2017

    They’ll give the female r&b to Beyoncé and she wont even show up for it. Why can’t a big machine promote other black female artist?

    • YOmomma May 16, 2017

      She showed up last year. All u mofo do is complain.

      • Dolapo Dala May 16, 2017

        Tell dem @YoMomma…they need to take a chill pill… Beyonce deserves the nominations!
        Congratulations to my Nigerian nominees…Go for it!😉

  13. Jamon May 15, 2017

    I miss the early to mid 2000’s BET awards. Everyone used to attend and the performances were lit. The nominations suck and so does most of the artist nominated. Just look at the video of the year and female rap nominations. BET network used to be the s***, the original 106 and park, rap city, the center, top 25 countdown every Saturday, and the top 100 videos at the end of the year.

    • SMH May 15, 2017

      Lol remember, beyonce fans don’t live in reality. They deal in alternative facts lol.

    • Alex May 15, 2017

      Again for you people that can’t comprehend. Lemonade was the best selling album worldwide that was released in 2016. Google is your friend. You’re just mad that YOUR faves can’t sit with her!! Deal with it!

      • Jamon May 16, 2017

        Read Tgj article, it says the

      • jamon May 16, 2017

        Read the article!! Sam called it the best selling album of 2016. Also read billboards article, you know the one that actually track sells. Theres not such acheivement as “best selling album released 2016”, it’s just best selling album. Besides if their was then Drake would still be #1. BILLBOARD clearly states that Drake had the best selling worldwide sells of 2016, he even sold more then Lemonade in traditional album sells. This is billboard, not fans or Sam. Her album did good, but y’all need to stop reaching and hyping her up to be the best thing moving. The link to the billboard article is attached above.

      • Jamon May 16, 2017

        I already posted the real billboard article, breaking

      • Alex May 16, 2017

        @jamon billboard and IFPI said what they said. Done with the convo

  14. Tmook May 15, 2017

    ::::Best Female Hip Hop Artist::::
    REMY MA

  15. Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey Really Is!!!) May 15, 2017

    I love Bey but why is she nominated???? 😕

  16. iCritic May 15, 2017

    Solange deserves to beat out her big sis in every category this time. ASATT was so empowering! Finally the female rap category has competition, now Remy can break that clown’s winning by default streak. Young MA or Migos for Best New Artist.

  17. whut May 15, 2017

    Team Beyonce’s expense account is working overtime, as usual.

  18. Bam May 15, 2017

    I can’t with these awards lol. Khelani in the centric category? No ‘needed me’ or ‘Love on the Brain’? Lol show knows who helps bring in ratings for them and definitely caters to her.

  19. NOBITCHASSNESS May 15, 2017

    I’m really interested who will win Best Female Hip Hop. It’s obviously Remy or Nic… “I said what I said and that’s that”

  20. Pat May 16, 2017

    I dont think Nicki will win this year. Things just haven’t been the same since the incident…😕

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