The Root Goes to the BET Awards and Tries to Look Cool

Beyoncé and Bruno Mars top the list of most nominations this year, with seven and five nominations respectively, with Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos each up for four awards themselves.

Nigerians were gutted when he did not win the Grammy award he was nominated this year but he has made it up to us because yesterday, Saturday June 25, BET officially announced him as the the 2017 "Best African International Act Award" recipient.

As for the performances, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz are expected to perform. "We are giving a tribute to New Edition, which I'm really looking forward to", She said, adding, "I'm always working on that anytime I go up [on stage]".


The "One Dance" crooner who is now having the time of his life with the traction he has been gaining in the worldwide music scene, also bagged seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards, won three Billboard awards and won an award for writing Drake's "One Dance".

Mars and Beyonce will also compete for album of the year, video director of the year and the viewer's choice award. As well, a backstage live stream will take place on Twitter around 5:30 p.m. PST.

Meanwhile, New Edition will receive the lifetime achievement award. Other notable nominations include Chance the Rapper and Migos, who are also up for four nominations.


Basically, it's a must-watch if you're into seeing your favorite hip-hop artists perform live. This Sunday is the 2017 BET awards, which celebrates a range of artists, actors, and athletes.

Host Leslie Jones tweeted the big news on Friday (23Jun17).



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