It’s anyone’s guess if Lizzo will win anything at this weekend’s virtual BET Awards, but the versatile performer has already made BET Awards history: She is the first artist in the show’s 20-year history to be nominated for both best female R&B/pop artist and best female hip-hop artist in the same year. Making Lizzo’s achievement all the more impressive, no artist has ever been nominated in both of the corresponding male categories in the same year.
Lizzo appears to have a good chance of winning best R&B/pop female artist, though you bet against Beyoncé in this category at your own peril. Queen Bey has won in this category 10 times, including the last six years in a row. H.E.R. is also a formidable challenger. In the female hip-hop category, the top contenders appear to be Cardi B, who has won the last two years running, seven-time winner Nicki Minaj and the red-hot Megan Thee Stallion.
Here are five other categories to keep your eye on: