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Beyonce Leads Star-Studded List of BET Awards Nominees

Nominees Include Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Solange, Migos & More

May 15, 2017

Though she might not be there because she'll likely be bouncing back from giving birth, Beyoncé could be the most decorated artist at the 2017 BET Awards in June.

Queen B will face her sister, Solange, in three categories, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Album of the Year. Beyoncé is nominated for seven awards. Bruno Mars has five nods. Chance the Rapper, Solange, and Migos each have four nominations a piece. Bruno Mars will face Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz and Usher in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category.

The BET Awards will also recognize achievements in film, television, sports, and international music acts. A complete list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available at the BET Awards' official website. Take a look at some of the categories and nominations below.

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
  • 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 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

The BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles on June 25.