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Beyonce and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 BET Award Nominations

May 16, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 BET Awards, with Beyonce and Bruno Mars leading the way. Beyonce has seven nominations while Mars has five. They’re followed by Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos, who all have four nominations. The 17th annual event will air live on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET. It will be the conclusion to the annual BET Experience at LA Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25.

You can find the full list of nominees here, but the main categories are listed below.

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.

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

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