The BET Awards Is Coming Real, Real Soon!

The 2017 Bet Awards takes place June 25th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and the BET Experience, a free fan fest, is happening that whole weekend. On Thursday, June 22nd at the Staples Center, fans can enjoy Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Desiigner, and Playboi Carti. Friday, June 23rd, Bryson Tiller, Jhene Aiko, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Khalid, Jidenna, and They. will also be shutting down the same venue. A$ap Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Young Thug, and Lil Yachty are slated to perform Saturday, June 24th. All these concerts will take place at the historic Staples Center.

Fans can also enjoy the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game. Celebrity players gracing the court will be Soulja Boy, Stevie J, Dave East, YG, DJ Musturd, Tank, Doug Christie, The Game, Joey Bada$$, Brandon T. Jackson, Trevor Jackson, Rotimi, Nick Canon and BBD, and Snoop Dogg.

The annual genius talks features some of entertainments’ most talented, game-changing, and innovative writers and producers Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay, actors and actresses including Tracee Ellis Ross, the cast of the New Edition Story, and rapper Pusha T. Nick Cannon will also be speaking to the audience with Charlamagne Tha God as this year’s host.

For more information and to find out how you can attain wristbands for this year’s event(s) click here.

Take a look below at this year’s nominees:

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

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award:
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:
Mary J. Blige

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A

Best Duo/Group:
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper featuring 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled featuring Beyoncé & JAY Z – “Shining”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

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 featuring Desiigner – “Gucci Snakes”)
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé – “Sorry”)

Best Actress:
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

YoungStar Awards:
Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

Sportswoman Of The Year:
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Best International Act: Europe:
Stormzy (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Craig David (UK)
Wiley (UK)
Emeli Sandé (Scotland)
MHD (France)
Booba (France)

Video Of The Year:
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Best New Artist:
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Young M.A.

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip Hop Artist:
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Gospel Artist:
Cece Winans
Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann

Best 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 featuring Usher – “Crush”

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:
CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia featuring Tye Tribbett – “I Made It”
Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”
Lecrae – “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Best Actor:
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Best Movie:
Get Out
Hidden Figures
The Birth of a Nation

Sportsman Of The Year:
LeBron James
Cam Newton
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry

Best International Act: Africa
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Tekno (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
Davido (Nigeria)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Nasty C (SA)
Babes Wodumo (SA)

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