AKA, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo nominated for BET Awards, click to see full list.

Local artists, AKA, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo have all been nominated for BET Awards. The local stars are set to attend the star-studded ceremony taking place at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday June 25.

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)

 

Taking the lead with seven nods, Beyoncé Knowles is up for a host of top accolades including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for ‘Freedom’, and Video of the Year and Album of the Year for her studio LP ‘Lemonade’.

Bruno Mars follows Beyoncé with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his record ’24K Magic’, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year for his single ’24K Magic’ while Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange Knowles, 30, is up for four potential prizes.

She will go up against her sibling for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for ‘Cranes in the Sky’ and Album of the Year for ‘A Seat At The Table’, while she is also up for the Centric Award.

Elsewhere, Chance the Rapper and Migos received four nominations between them.

Chance – whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett – could take home Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist, while Migos – comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset – are in the running for Best Group and Best Collaboration for their chart-topping hit ‘Bad and Boujee’ with Lil Uzi Vert.

Representing the UK in the Best International Act: Europe are Craig David, Emeli Sande, Giggs, Stormzy and Wiley.

In the movie categories, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae and Janelle Monae will go head-to-head to be crowned Best Actress.

Denzel Washington, Donald Glover, Bryshere Y. Gray, Mahershala Ali and Omari Hardwick are up for Best Actor.

The winners in the 19 categories will be selected by BET’s Voting Academy, comprised of entertainment professionals and fans.

The complete list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards:

 

Best International Act: Europe

 

CRAIG DAVID (UK)

 

EMELI SANDE (UK)

 

GIGGS (UK)

 

SKEPTA (UK)

 

STORMZY (UK)

 

WILEY (UK)

 

BOOBA (France)

 

MHD (France)

 

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

 

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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

 

  1. 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

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