Beyoncé Leads 2017 BET Awards Nominations

Early this morning the nominations for the upcoming 2017 BET Awards were announced by the network and just as expected global pop icon Beyoncé lead the nominations with seven.  Thanks in large part to her critically-acclaimed, LEMONADE, album released last year, which is up for one of the biggest awards of the nights in, Album of the Year.

Also big among  nominations with seven.  Thanks in large part to her critically-acclaimed, LEMONADE, album released last year, which is up for one of the biggest awards of the nights in, Album of the Year.

Also big among Beyoncé’s seven nominations is Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (for Freedom with Kendrick Lamar) and Video of the Year (for Sorry).  Her nominated collaboration with Lamar is the record she did a very amazing surprise performance of to open last year’s show.‘s seven nominations is Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (for Freedom with Kendrick Lamar) and Video of the Year (for Sorry).  Her nominated collaboration with Lamar being the record she did a very epic surprise performance of to open last year’s show.

Bruno Mars followed closely behind with five nominations, Chance the Rapper, (Bey’s sister) – Solange and Migos tied with four.  Mars and Solange going up against Beyoncé for two of the night’s biggest awards in Album and Video of the Year.  While sisters Bey and Solange will also be going up against one another for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

Now in its 17th year, the awards ceremony which celebrates black excellence in not only music, but also film, TV, sports and philanthropy will air live June 25th from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Proceded by a huge multi-day festival put on by the network across multiple venues at downtown’s L.A. Live, including Staples Center and the Novo, which was formerly Club Nokia, a list of the biggest awards can be seen below.  With a full list available on BET Awards official website.

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

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