Beyonce, Wizkid, Davido, Tekno nominated for the 2017 BET Awards


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Queen Bey reigns again.

Beyoncé leads the 2017 BET Awards nominations with seven, including nods for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar), Video of the Year (“Sorry”), and Album of the Year (LEMONADE).

Following Bey is Bruno Mars with five. The “That’s What I Like” singer is up in categories like Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Album of the Year (24K Magic). But competition is stiff this year. Chance the Rapper, Solange, and Migos are all tied with four nods apiece.

The 17th annual BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will follow the BET Experience at L.A. Live, which is scheduled to run June 22-25.

BET AWARDS 2017 NOMINATIONS

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

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.

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – “Starboy”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”

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 feat. Usher – “Crush”

And for the Best International Act Africa, we have:

Nigerian music acts, Wizkid, Tekno, Davido and Mr. Eazi, have been nominated for the 2017 BET Awards in the highly controversial “Best International Act: Africa Category”.
This year’s award would see Starboy Music boss, Wizkid, making the list in the same category for the second time in a row; while this serves as a debut appearance for Tekno and Mr. Eazi.
Other African artistes vying to take home the award in the same category are; AKA (South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa).

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I wonder who will win in this category?! 🤔🤔🤔

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