Photo via AXS.com

The Nominations for the 2017 BET Awards Are In

Posted on Posted in Daze Summit, DAZE SUMMIT BLOGS, Music

And the nominees are! The 2017 BET Award Nominations are in, with 2016 being a pivotal year for music, this is going to be a tough one.

The competition is pretty stiff and with most artists nominated for similar categories, someone is bound to come on top. Beyonce comes in with a total of seven nominations for her incomparable album Lemonade. A little sibling rivalry will ring off as Bey battles it out with her sister Solange for video of the year and best female R&B artist. Bruno Mars follows up with a total of five nominations for his 2016 album 24K Magic. 

Nicki Minaj has won the reigning title as ‘Best Female Hip-Hop Artist’ since 2010. This year should be interesting as she goes against her rival Remy Ma. Rising star, Cardi B is also up for that title.

It all goes down Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET. on BET. See below for the full list of nominees.

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
  • 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

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”

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 Hardwick

Youngstars Award

  • Ace Hunter
  • Caleb Mclaughlin
  • Jaden Smith
  • Marsai Martin
  • Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

  • “Fences”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “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

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

  • 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)