Beyoncé Tops 2017 BET Awards Nominations With Seven Nods Jordan Lee May 15, 2017 Music 1 Comment Queen Bey continues her reign. Beyoncé leads this year’s 2017 BET Awards nominations with seven, including nods for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar), Video of the Year (“Sorry”), and Album of the Year (LEMONADE). Following Bey’s lead in nods is Bruno Mars with five in categories like Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Album of the Year (24K Magic). Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper, Solange, and Migos are all tied with four nods a piece. Last year, Beyoncé opened the BET Awards with a surprise performance of “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar while racking up five awards including Best Female R&B Pop Artist. The 17th annual BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will follow the BET Experience at L.A. Live, which is scheduled to run June 22-25. BET AWARDS 2017 NOMINATIONS 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 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. COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD Drake – “Fake Love” Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee” The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – “Starboy” Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Beyoncé – “Sorry” 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 feat. Usher – “Crush” Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr One Response 11 Things That Just Might Happen at The 2017 BET Awards June 25, 2017 […] aka that one time every year when all of Black social media comes together. That’s right: The BET Awards are happening tonight. In just a few hours, the so-called #BlackTwitter will come together to begin […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.