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After serving up Lemonade, ​Beyoncé is the leading nominee for the 2017 BET Awards with a total of seven nominations. Bruno Mars isn’t far behind with five nods. He’s followed by Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos tied at four a piece.

Beyoncé’s nominations include best female R&B/pop artist (battling against her sister Solange), best collaboration (for “Freedom” collab with Kendrick Lamar,) album of the year, and video of the year. Bruno Mars is  up for best male R&B/pop artist in addition to nominations for album of the year and video of the year. Migos is nominated for best group and best collaboration (for “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert.)

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Khalid, Young M.A. and 21 Savage make their debut in the Best New Artist category.

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Check out a few of the categories 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 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd

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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
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” ​

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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 Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
Lemonade – ​Beyoncé

A complete list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available at the BET Awards’ official website.

The BET Awards will air live on June 25th at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony will be the final event during the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live from June 22-25.

Written By: Britney Norris


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