BET Awards 2017

The BET Awards 2017 is meant to be aired live on Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET. The list of nominees was released yesterday and not surprisingly, Beyonce led with seven nominations. Some of these include ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’,’Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom”, ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for “Lemonade”.

This year, however, Beyonce will be facing off against her sister, Solange, in some of those categories. To be precise, Beyonce alongside her sister, Solange got three nods and fans cannot help but wonder how it’s all going to turn out. Nonetheless, one would still be right to say that this is surely a welcome development.

The men are not left out, Bruno Mars followed Queen B with 5 nominations which include Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.

In the Best International Act: Africa category, Nigeria leads the charge with four artists; Davido, Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, and Tekno.

Without wasting time, here is the complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2017

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist



Mary J. Blige



Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz


BET Awards 2017 Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe & Remy Ma


Rae Sremmurd

See Also: Full List Of Nominees For AMAA 2017

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




Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Young M.A.

BET Awards 2017: 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”

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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”

BET Awards 2017: Best New Artist

21 Savage

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper


Young M.A.

BET Awards 2017: 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”

BET Awards 2017: Best Actress

Gabrielle Union

Issa Rae

Janelle Monáe

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

BET Awards 2017: Best Actor

Bryshere Y. Gray

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Mahershala Ali

Omari Hardwick

BET Awards 2017: Youngstars Award

Ace Hunter

Caleb Mclaughlin

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Yara Shahidi

BET Awards 2017: Best Movie


“Get Out”

“Hidden Figures”


“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

BET Awards 2017: 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”

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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)

BET Awards

The BET awards recognizes blacks in a variety of for their achievements and significant contributions in entertainment, sports, religion, politics etc.

Established by the Black Entertainment Television in 2001 the awards takes place once a year at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.