HOLLYWOOD—Well, the Queen has returned to the foray. To be honest I find this surprising considering that BET no longer plays videos on the network anymore. It’s similar to what MTV has done; I mean I recall when all you witnessed were music videos 24-7 on these Cable network channels.

The nominations for the 2017 BET Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, May 16, and leading all contenders is Beyonce for her visual album “Lemonade.” Beyonce picked up a total of 6 nominations including Album of the Year. The Album of the Year category will be an interesting race, as Beyonce will compete against her sister, Solange who is also nominated for her ablum “A Seat At the Table.”

Other big contenders at this year’s ceremony include Bruno Mars who picked up a total of 5 nominations including Video of the Year. A full list of this year’s nominees can be seen below:

Album of the Year

-Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

-Beyonce “Lemonade”

-Chance the Rapper “Coloring Book”

-Solange “A Seat At the Table”

-J. Cole “For Your Eyez Only”

Video of the Year

-Beyonce “Sorry”

-Big Sean “Bounce Back”

-Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

-Solange “Cranes in the Sky”

-Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist




-Mary J. Blige


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

-Chris Brown

-Bruno Mars

-Trey Songz


-The Weeknd

Viewer’s Choice Award

-Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

-Drake “Fake Love”

-The Weeknd “Starboy”

-Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

-Beyonce “Sorry”

-Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”

Best Group

-2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

-A Tribe Called Quest

-Fat Joe and Remy Ma


-Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

-Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar “Freedom”

-Chance the Rapper feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne “No Problem”

-Chris Brown feat. Gucci Mane and Usher “Party”

-DJ Kahled feat. Beyonce and Jay Z “Shining”

-Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert “Bad  and Boujee”

-Rae Sremmurd feat. 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

Best New Artist

-Cardi B

-Chance the Rapper

-21 Savage

-Young M.A


Best Actress

-Viola Davis

-Taraji P. Henson

-Gabrielle Union

-Janelle Monae

-Issa Rae

Best Actor

-Denzel Washington

-Bryshere Gray

-Donald Glover

-Mahershala Ali

-Omari Hardwick

Best Movie

“Get Out”



-“Hidden Figures”

-“The Birth of the Nation”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

-Cece Winans “Never Have To Be Alone”

-Fantasia feat. Tye Tribbett “I Made It”

-Tamela Mann “God Provides”

-Lecrae “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”

-Kirk Franklin feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann “My World Needs You”

Sportswoman of the Year

-Serena Williams

-Venus Williams

-Gabby Douglas

-Simone Biles

-Skylar Diggins

Sportsman of the Year

-Lebron James

-Cam Newton

-Steph Curry

-Russell Westbrook

-Odell Beckham Jr.

Centric Award

-Mary J. Blige “Thick of It”

-Fantasia “Sleeping With the One I Love”

-Kehlani “Distraction”

-Solange “Cranes in the Sky”

-Syd “All About Me”

-Yuna feat. Usher “Crush”

Youngstars Award

-Ace Hunter

-Caleb McLaughlin

-Yara Shahidi

-Marsai Martin

-Jaden Smith

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 25 from the famed Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. A host for the ceremony has not yet been unveiled. The 2017 BET Awards will be televised on BET at 8 p.m.