June 14, 2024

BET Awards Nominees 2017: Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, Migos and Solonge

Beyonce and Chance the Rapper

BET Awards Nominees are in and we have highlighted some categories below. Beyoncé’s seven nods include Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Bruno Mars, also up for Album of the Year and Video of the Year, nabbed a nomination as well for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Migos’ nods include Best Group and Best Collaboration for “Bad and Bougee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Best Male Hip-Hop Artist nominee Chance the Rapper is also a Best new Artist nominee along with 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A.

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

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