Beyoncé and Bruno Mars Are the Top BET Awards Nominees

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Beyoncé is the Queen Bee when it comes to this year’s 2017 BET Awards nominations, but Bruno Mars isn’t too far behind. BET announced the nominees Monday afternoon, with Beyoncé capturing seven nominations and Mars garnering five. And not too far behind them were Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos, with four nominations apiece.


Beyoncé and Solange are both up for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (Beyoncé along with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”), Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Bruno Mars is also up for Album of the Year, as well as for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Chance the Rapper joins 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A as Best New Artist nominees.

The full list of 2017 BET Awards nominees is available at the BET Awards official website, but below is a partial listing:

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Big Sean
Chance the Rapper
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 featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Solange, “Cranes in the Sky” ​

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom—Kehlani, “CRZY”
Bruno Mars and 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 and ​Beyoncé Knowles-Carter—Beyoncé, “Sorry”​

Best New Artist

21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance the Rapper
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


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Best Group

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe and Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

​Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, “No Problem”
Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher, “Party”
DJ Khaled featuring ​Beyoncé and Jay Z, “Shining”
​Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

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Non Sleeping Giant

Is Bruno Mars gonna quit the whole hipster hustler shtick anytime soon? I used to like it when he, y’know, would sing.