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So what can we expect at this year’s BET Awards? Wellllll there is a long list of  A-list talent to perform and present trophies, including Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, and  Chris Brown.
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New Edition  will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Hosting the BET Awards will be “Saturday Night Live” comedian Leslie Jones.

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As for the nominees, Beyoncé has the most nods: seven in all. And of course she won’t be there or I should say be betta not be there just giving birth and all…

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Bruno Mars has five nods, followed by Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos, who each have four.

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Also, Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award.

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Tune in to find out who wins at the BET Awards, live tonight at 8 p.m. ET on BET. And follow us on Social Media 1067 WTLC.

Here’s a complete list of the nominees:

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

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
  • Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar

Best female hip-hop artist

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”

Best actress

Best actor

Youngstars award

  • Ace Hunter
  • Caleb Mclaughlin
  • Jaden Smith
  • Marsai Martin
  • Yara Shahidi

Best movie

  • “Fences”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “The Birth of a Nation”

Sportswoman of the year award

  • Gabby Douglas
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles
  • Skylar Diggins
  • Venus Williams

Sportsman of the year award

  • Cam Newton
  • Lebron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Stephen Curry

Centric award

  • Fantasia — “Sleeping with the One I Love”
  • Kehlani — “Distraction”
  • Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”
  • Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”
  • Syd — “All About Me”
  • Yuna — “Crush Ft. Usher”

Coca-Cola viewers’ choice award

  • Beyoncé — “Sorry”
  • Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
  • Drake — “Fake Love”
  • Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
  • Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane –” Black Beatles”
  • The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk — “Starboy”

Best international act: Europe

  • Booba (France)
  • Mhd (France)
  • Craig David (UK)
  • Emeli Sandé (UK)
  • Giggs (UK)
  • Skepta (UK)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Wiley (UK)

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)