Tekno, Wizkid, Mr Eazi and Davido up for BET Award

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This year’s BET nominations have rolled out and some of the usual suspects are up again this year for another set of awards. Beyonce leads the pack with 7 nominations followed by Bruno Mars’ 5 nominations. Chance The Rapper, Solange and Migos tie at four nominations.

Among Beyonce’s nominations include, Best Female R&B/pop artist (where she has been pitted with her sister, Solange), Album of the Year, Best Collaboration with Kendrick and Video Of the Year. Best male R&B/Pop artist would be decided between Usher, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and The Weeknd while Chance The Rapper, Drake, J. Cole, Future and Big Sean vie for best male Hip-hop artist.


For a few years in a row, BET has ensured international representation and this year, the UK leads the nominations for the Best International Act: Europe with 6 of 8 the nominations. Craig David, Emeli Sande, Giggs, Wiley, Stormzy and Nigerian born Skepta compete alongside France’s Booba and MHD for the BET award. For the Best International Act Africa category, Nigerian artists, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Wizkid and Davido are nominated alongside AKA and Babes Wodumo from South Africa and Stonebwoy from Ghana.

The BET award will hold on the 25th of June at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, Carlifornia, where winners would be announced.

See the full BET nominations below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Best Group
2 Chains & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Beyonce Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
Chance The Rapper Ft. – 2 Chains & Lil Wayne – No Problem
Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – Party
DJ Khaled Ft. Beyonce & 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
J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A

Video of the Year
Beyonce – 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
Young M.A.

Album of the Year
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyes Only – J. Cole
A Seat At The Table – Solange
Colorung Book – Chance The Rapper
Lemonade – Beyonce

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winas – Nver Have To Be Alone
Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbet – I Made It
Kirk FranklinFt. 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 Hardwixk

Young Stars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

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 Becham Jr.
Russel 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
MHD (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Stormzy (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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