2017 BET Awards Nominees: Three SA Artists Make The Cut, See Complete List

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Beyoncé led the pack with seven nods as the 2017 BET Awards nominees were announced.

She was nominated in several categories including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year and Album of the Year.

Also nominated in the same categories is Beyoncé’s sister, Solange who’s nominated on the strength of her A Seat at the Table album.

Meanwhile, Caiphus Song hitmaker was nominated for a third consecutive time in the category Best International Act: Africa.

Last year, AKA lost out to fellow South African artist DJ Black Coffee and in 2015, Ghanaian superstar Stonebwoy clinched the award.

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In addition to AKA making the list of 2017 BET Awards nominees, two other South African artists also received nominations in the category. Self-proclaimed gqom queen Babes Wodumo and young rapper Nasty C were both nominated.

The 2017 BET Awards will be aired live on Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET.

Here’s the complete list of 2017 BET Awards Nominees:

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
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.

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

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 Monáe
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

Beyoncé — “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 (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK)

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)

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