Beyonce Receives Seven Nominations For the BET Awards

by VVN Music

Beyonce leads all other artists with seven nominations for the 2017 BET Awards.

Now in its seventeenth year, the awards will be presented on Sunday, June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Beyonce's nominations include Female R&B/Pop Artist, Collaboration for both Freedom with Kendrick Lamar and Shining by DJ Khaled featuring Beyonce & Jay Z, Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year for Sorry and Album of the Year for Lemonade. Outside of the standard music categories, she is also up for the Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award.

Usher has three nominations for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration for Party by Chris Brown Featuring Gucci Mane & Usher and the Centric Award for Yuna by Crush Featuring Usher.

Mary J. Blige will compete against Beyonce for Best Female R&B/Pop and the Centric Award for Thick of It.

Veterans A Tribe Called Quest and Fat Joe (& Remy Ma) will compete against each other for Best Group while Daft Punk is up for the Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award for Starboy with The Weeknd and Missy Elliott was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

Among modern artists, Bruno Mars was second to Beyonce with five nominations while Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos have four.

The nominations in music categories with veteran artists in bold:

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
  • Freedom - ​Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar 
  • No Problem - ​Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne 
  • Party - ​Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher 
  • Shining - ​DJ Khaled ft. ​Beyoncé & Jay Z 
  • Bad and Boujee - ​​Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert 
  • Black Beatles - ​Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane 
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
  • Sorry​ - Beyoncé 
  • Bounce Back​ - Big Sean 
  • 24K Magic​ - Bruno Mars 
  • Bad and Boujee​ - Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert 
  • Cranes in the Sky​ - Solange 
Video Director of the Year
  • CRZY​ - Benny Boom (Kehlani)
  • That's What I Like​ - Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia (Bruno Mars)
  • Like I Would​ - Director X (Zayn Malik)
  • Gucci Snakes​ - Hype Williams (Tyga ft. Desiigner)
  • Sorry​ - Kahlil Joseph & ​Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé)
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
Centric Award
  • Sleeping With the One I Love - Fantasia
  • Distraction - Kehlani
  • Thick of It - Mary J. Blige
  • Cranes in the Sky - Solange
  • All About Me - Syd
  • Crush - Yuna Featuring Usher
Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
  • Sorry - Beyonce
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Fake Love - Drake
  • Bad and Boujee - Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
  • Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane
  • Starboy - The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk

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