Continuing to ride a wave of success from her “Lemonade” album, Beyonce scored a leading seven nominations Monday for the annual BET Awards, while Bruno Mars earned five.
Beyonce’s sister, Solange, collected four nominations, as did Chance the Rapper and Migos.
Beyonce and Solange will go head-to-head in several categories, including best female R&B/pop artist. They’ll compete in that category with Kehlani, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna.
Bruno Mars was nominated for best male R&B/pop artist, along with Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz and Usher.
The awards will be presented June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Beyonce (“Lemonade”) and Bruno Mars (“24k Magic”) were both nominated for album of the year, as were J. Cole for “4 Your Eyez Only,” Solange for “A Seat at the Table” and Chance the Rapper for “Coloring Book.”
Oscar winner “Moonlight” was nominated for best movie, along with “The Birth of a Nation,” “Get Out!” and Oscar nominees “Fences” and “Hidden Figures.”
Here is a complete list of nominations: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyonce 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 Beyonce Ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom” Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne, “No Problem” Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher, “Party” Dj Khaled Ft. Beyonce & 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 Beyonce, “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 & Beyonce Knowles-Carter – Beyonce “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,” Beyonce Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Cece Winans, “Never Have To Be Alone” Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett, “I Made It” Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You” Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)” Tamela Mann, “God Provides” Best Actress Gabrielle Union Issa Rae Janelle Monae Taraji P. Henson Viola Davis Best Actor Bryshere Y. Gray Denzel Washington Donald Glover Mahershala Ali Omari Hardwick YoungStars Award Ace Hunter Caleb Mclaughlin Jaden Smith Marsai Martin Yara Shahidi Best Movie “Fences” “Get Out!” “Hidden Figures” “Moonlight” “The Birth Of A Nation” Sportswoman Of The Year Award Gabby Douglas Serena Williams Simone Biles Skylar Diggins Venus Williams Sportsman Of The Year Award Cam Newton Lebron James Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Westbrook Stephen Curry 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, “Crush Ft. Usher” Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award Beyonce, “Sorry” Bruno Mars, “24k Magic” Drake, “Fake Love” Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee” Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy” Best International Act: Europe Booba (France) Mhd (France) Craig David (U.K.) Emeli Sande (U.K.) Giggs (U.K.) Skepta (U.K.) Stormzy (U.K.) Wiley (U.K.) Best International Act: Africa Aka (South Africa) Babes Wodumo (South Africa) Davido (Nigeria) Nasty C (South Africa) Stonebwoy (Ghana) Tekno (Nigeria) Wizkid (Nigeria) Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
–City News Service
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