DRAKE LEADS THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES WITH SEVEN NOMINATIONS! 

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BET announces “BET Awards” 2023 nominees, with Drake leading the nominations, scoring seven. This year’s nominees reflect abundant creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. “BET Awards” 2023 will air LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT. Culture’s Biggest Night will celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop throughout the LIVE telecast on BET. “BET Awards” 2023 nominations were selected by the BET Voting Academy, comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals and influencers in music, media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts. 

Drake claims the top spot at “BET Awards” 2023 with seven nominations. Drake’s nominations include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Group’ with 21 Savage, ‘Best Collaboration’ with Future and Tems (“Wait for U”), ‘Album of the Year,’ for Her Loss with 21 Savage, and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award,’ for Jimmy Cook with 21 Savage, and his feature on Wait For You with Future and Tems. 

In October of last year, GloRillawas named a BET Amplified Artist. She gave an electrifying performance at the “BET Hip Hop Awards,” where she won Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Today, Gloria Hallelujah Woods, known professionally as GloRilla, has six nominations, including ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year’ for Anyways, Life’s Great, ‘Video Of The Year’ for Tomorrow 2 with Cardi B, and ‘Best Collaboration’ for her features with HItkidd (“F.N.F. Let’s Go”) and Cardi B (“Tomorrow 2”). 

21 Savage and Lizzo earned the third-highest number of nods, with five nominations each. Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA follow with four nominations each. Cardi B, Coco Jones, FLO, Future, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin, and Tems are tied with three nominations each. 

Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards,” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last two consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 21st consecutive year (CY02-CY22). “BET Awards” is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change. 

The complete list of nominees for “BET Awards” 2023 are: 

Album of the Year 

ANYWAYS, LIFE’S GREAT  GLORILLA 

BREEZY  CHRIS BROWN 

GOD DID  DJ KHALED 

HER LOSS   DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE 

MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR 

RENAISSANCE  BEYONCÉ 

SOS  SZA 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist 

ARI LENNOX 

BEYONCÉ 

COCO JONES 

H.E.R. 

LIZZO 

SZA 

TEMS 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist 

BLXST 

BRENT FAIYAZ 

BURNA BOY 

CHRIS BROWN 

DRAKE 

THE WEEKND 

USHER 

Best Group 

CITY GIRLS 

DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE 

DVSN 

FLO 

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC & KIRK FRANKLIN 

QUAVO & TAKEOFF 

WANMOR 

Best Collaboration 

BIG ENERGY (REMIX) LATTO & MARIAH CAREY FEAT. DJ KHALED 

BOY’S A LIAR PT. 2  PINKPANTHERESS & ICE SPICE 

CALL ME EVERY DAY CHRIS BROWN FEAT. WIZKID 

CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP KING COMBS FEAT. KODAK BLACK 

CREEPIN’  METRO BOOMIN, THE WEEKND & 21 SAVAGE 

F.N.F. (LET’S GO)  HITKIDD & GLORILLA 

TOMORROW 2  GLORILLA & CARDI B 

WAIT FOR U  FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist 

CARDI B 

COI LERAY 

GLORILLA 

ICE SPICE 

LATTO 

MEGAN THEE STALLION 

NICKI MINAJ 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist 

21 SAVAGE 

DRAKE 

FUTURE 

J. COLE 

JACK HARLOW 

KENDRICK LAMAR 

LIL BABY 

Video of the Year 

WE (WARM EMBRACE) CHRIS BROWN 

2 MILLION UP  PEEZY, JEEZY & REAL BOSTON RICHEY FEAT. ROB49 

ABOUT DAMN TIME  LIZZO 

BAD HABIT  STEVE LACY 

FIRST CLASS   JACK HARLOW 

KILL BILL  SZA 

TOMORROW 2  GLORILLA & CARDI B 

Video Director of the Year 

A$AP ROCKY FOR AWGE 

BENNY BOOM 

BURNA BOY 

COLE BENNETT 

DAVE FREE & KENDRICK LAMAR 

DIRECTOR X 

TEYANA “SPIKE TEY” TAYLOR 

Best New Artist 

AMBRÉ 

COCO JONES 

DOECHII 

FLO 

GLORILLA 

ICE SPICE 

LOLA BROOKE 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award 

BLESS ME   MAVERICK CITY MUSIC & KIRK FRANKLIN 

FINISHED (LIVE)   TAMELA MANN 

I’VE GOT JOY    CECE WINANS 

KINGDOM MAVERICK CITY MUSIC & KIRK FRANKLIN FEAT. NAOMI RAINE & CHANDLER MOORE 

NEW   TYE TRIBBETT 

ONE MOMENT FROM GLORY  YOLANDA ADAMS 

THE BETTER BENEDICTION (PT.2) PJ MORTON FEAT. LISA KNOWLES-SMITH, LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, KEKE WYATT, KIERRA SHEARD & TASHA COBBS LEONARD 

Viewer’s Choice Award 

BREAK MY SOUL  BEYONCÉ 

JIMMY COOKS  DRAKE FEAT 21 SAVAGE 

KILL BILL SZA 

FIRST CLASS  JACK HARLOW 

SUPER FREAKY GIRL  NICKI MINAJ 

ABOUT DAMN TIME  LIZZO 

LAST LAST  BURNA BOY 

WAIT FOR U  FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS 

Best International Act 

AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE) 

AYRA STARR (NIGERIA) 

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA) 

CENTRAL CEE (UK) 

ELLA MAI (UK) 

KO (SOUTH AFRICA) 

L7NNON (BRAZIL) 

STORMZY (UK) 

TIAKOLA (FRANCE) 

UNCLE WAFFLES (SOUTH AFRICA) 

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act 

ASAKE (NIGERIA) 

CAMIDOH (GHANA) 

FLO (UK) 

LIBIANCA (CAMEROON) 

MAUREEN (FRANCE) 

MC RYAN SP (BRAZIL) 

PABI COOPER (SOUTH AFRICA) 

RAYE (UK) 

WERENOI (FRANCE) 

BET Her 

ABOUT DAMN TIME  LIZZO 

BOY’S A LIAR PT. 2  PINKPANTHERESS, ICE SPICE 

BREAK MY SOUL  BEYONCÉ 

HER  MEGAN THEE STALLION 

LIFT ME UP  BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY – RIHANNA & LUDWIG GÖRANSSON 

PLAYERS  COI LERAY 

SPECIAL  LIZZO 

Best Movie 

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER 

CREED 3 

EMANCIPATION 

NOPE 

THE WOMAN KING 

TILL 

WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY 

Best Actor 

AMIN JOSEPH 

BRIAN TYREE HENRY 

DAMSON IDRIS 

DANIEL KALUUYA 

DEMETRIUS ‘LIL MEECH’ FLENORY JR. 

DONALD GLOVER 

MICHAEL B. JORDAN 

Best Actress 

ANGELA BASSETT 

COCO JONES 

JANELLE JAMES 

JANELLE MONÁE 

KEKE PALMER 

VIOLA DAVIS 

ZENDAYA 

YoungStars Award 

AKIRA AKBAR 

ALAYA HIGH 

DEMI SINGLETON 

GENESIS DENISE 

MARSAI MARTIN 

THADDEUS J. MIXSON 

DYLAN GILMER 

Sportswoman of the Year Award 

ALEXIS MORRIS 

ALLYSON FELIX 

ANGEL REESE 

CANDACE PARKER 

NAOMI OSAKA 

SERENA WILLIAMS 

SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON 

Sportsman of the Year Award 

AARON JUDGE 

BUBBA WALLACE 

GERVONTA DAVIS 

JALEN HURTS 

LEBRON JAMES 

PATRICK MAHOMES 

STEPHEN CURRY

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