?Beyoncé is the leading nominee for the 2017 BET Awards with a total of seven nominations. Close behind is Bruno Mars with five nods, followed by Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos tied at four a piece.
?Beyoncé’s seven nods include best female R&B/pop artist (vying against sister Solange), best collaboration (with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”), album of the year and video of the year. Mars, also up for album of the year and video of the year, nabbed a nomination as well for best male R&B/pop artist. Migos’ nods include best group and best collaboration for “Bad and Bougee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Best male hip-hop artist nominee Chance the Rapper is also a best new artist nominee along with 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A.
Now in its 17th year, the BET Awards will air live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. The awards ceremony will cap off the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25.
The BET Awards will also recognize achievements in film, television, sports and international music acts across more than 19 categories. A complete list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available at the BET Awards‘ official website, but take a look at some of the categories below.
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
?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
Chance the Rapper
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
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
Chance the Rapper
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