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BET has just revealed the set of artistes that have qualified for the 2017 Awards which will be aired on the network on the 25th of June 2017!.
Beyoncé leads the field with seven nominations for her Lemonade visual album. Bruno Mars follows Beyoncé with five nominations. The front-runners are followed by Solange, Migos, and Chance the Rapper, who each earned four nods.
Beyoncé’s nominations include best female R&B/pop artist (going up against her sister Solange), best collaboration (for her Kendrick Lamar collab “Freedom), album of the year, and video of the year. In addition to nominations for album of the year and video of the year, Mars is also up for best male R&B/pop artist. Migos will contend for best group and best collaboration (for “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert).
For best male hip-hop artist, the field includes Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Future, Big Sean, and Chance the Rapper. Chance is also nominated for best new artist, alongside 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A.
The 17th annual BET Awards will air live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST. See the full list of nominees here.