Bet Awards 2017
The BET Awards 2017 will be held on June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in black entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies released on April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017. The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.
The BET Awards Trophy, inspired by three words - aspire, ascend, achieve, was designed by artist/sculptor OutKast won the first award trophy during the first ceremony in 2001. The awards are presented annually and are broadcast live on BET. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.
Wager Networks declared today the main gathering of entertainers and moderators set to make that big appearance at the 2017 "Wager Awards". The notable yearly show will have exhibitions from a portion of the greatest names in music including Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The "Wager Awards" has set the standard for a standout amongst the most eagerly capricious, news-inciting communicates. Facilitated by stand-up entertainer Leslie Jones, the "Wager Awards" is certain to incorporate remarkable minutes, appearances and exhibitions you won't have any desire to miss! The 2017 "Wager Awards" will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.
Here is the nomination process of Bet Awards. There is a voting academy made up of about 500 people from the music industry, media, and bloggers. BET sends out ballots electronically and voters nominate in all the different categories who they think should be award nominees. These are collated by a group called "Yangaroo" that works on other awards shows as well, and they narrow it to the top five nominees, and send that list back out to the academy to vote on the winner.
The BET Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian and Ultimate Icon Award recipients, along with the nominees for other categories are announced in a press conference. The BET Lifetime Achievement Award is given a veteran artist or group who has made notable contributions to the music industry. The honoree is paid tribute to by current popular singers who perform the honoree's most recognized songs. The Ultimate Icon Award was created in 2015 and presented in the ceremony.
As previously announced, Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.” Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their #1 hit “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Award.
The 2017 “BET Awards” will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:00pm CEST. Fan voting for the "Best International Act: Europe" and "Best International Act: Africa" categories opens today and will close on May 26. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the 2017 “BET Awards” live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.
BET Awards 2017 Nominees
There are so many categories in which nominations are declared. The nominations for the BET Awards 2017 just dropped, and to nobody's surprise, Beyonce is leading the way by a large margin. The queen of the "Beyhive" scored a ceremony high seven nominations, followed by Bruno Mars with five. Migos held it down with four nominations, and the male hip-hop artist category looks like a dominant one, with norms for Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, Drake, Future, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
Now in its 17th year, the BET Awards 2017 live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. The awards ceremony will cap off the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25.
The BET Awards will also recognize achievements in film, television, sports and international music acts across more than 19 categories. A complete list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available at the BET Awards' official website, but take a look at some of the categories below.
Best Female R&B/POP Artist For Bet Awards 2017
The BET Awards for Best R&B/Pop Artist is split between the overall best male and female contemporary R&B and soul singers who have released an album the previous or same year.
Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.The group changed their name to Destiny's Child in 1996, based upon a passage in the Book of Isaiah. On June 26, 2011, she became the first solo female artist to headline the main Pyramid stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in over twenty years. On February 6, 2016, Beyoncé released "Formation" and its accompanying music video exclusively on the music streaming platform Tidal; the song was made available to download for free.
Kehlani Ashley Parrish is an American singer, songwriter and dancer who is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California where she achieved initial fame as a member of the teen pop group Poplyfe, which was a finalist on America's Got Talent.Kehlani's singing career effectively began when she started out as a member and lead vocalist of the group called PopLyfe. In January 2016, it was confirmed that Kehlani was in a relationship with NBA point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving.
MARY J. BLIGE
Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. Starting her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, and also known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. Blige married her manager, Martin "Kendu" Isaacs, on December 7, 2003.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad and adopted a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music.Rihanna possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range of three octaves and two notes.
Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, model, and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints in Destiny's Child, before signing with her father Mathew Knowles's Music World Entertainment label. Knowles cites as her influences Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and The Marvelettes, and Martha Reeves, lead singer of Martha and the Vandellas.
Best Male R&B/POP Artist For Bet Awards 2017
Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, and was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Mars is known for his retro showmanship which is widely acclaimed by tour critics and reviewers.
Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. In 2009, Brown received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. In 2007, Brown founded the record label CBE , under Interscope Records. Chris Brown has cited a number of artists as his inspiration, predominantly Michael Jackson. Brown emphasizes "Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer."
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye , known professionally as The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. The Weeknd initially gained recognition after anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube in late 2010. This allowed him to release of his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, in early 2011. The Weeknd met Jeremy Rose in 2010, a producer who had an idea for a dark R&B musical project. Tesfaye cites Michael Jackson, Prince, and R. Kelly as his main musical inspirations.
Tremaine Aldon Neverson, better known as Trey Songz, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005 through Atlantic Records. Tremaine Aldon Neverson was born on November 28, 1984, in Petersburg, Virginia. While recording his debut album in 2004, Songz released multiple mixtapes under the alias Prince of Virginia. Songz’s music is generally R&B, and occasionally displays his ability to blend with Hip-hop while still maintaining a production of songs that evoke emotions and vary in subject matters that revolve around the appreciation of women, stimulation of club rave-ups, expression of lust and chronicling the highs and lows of love and relationships.
Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, Texas but raised and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Confessions (2004) established him as one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decade, selling 20 million copies worldwide. Usher's stage performances have been complimented by critics for being "packed with high-octane choreography held together by sleek, masterful showmanship", and his engaging skill with audiences being "enough to pull off a one-man show".
Best Group Nominees of Bet Awards 2017
2 CHAINZ AND LIL WAYNE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
FAT JOE AND REMY MA
Best Collaboration Nominees of Bet Awards 2017
BEYONCÉ FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR – 'FREEDOM '
CHANCE THE RAPPER FEATURING 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – 'NO PROBLEM'
DJ KHALED FEATURING BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – 'SHINING '
CHRIS BROWN FEATURING GUCCI MANE AND USHER – 'PARTY '
RAE SREMMURD FEATURING GUCCI MANE – 'BLACK BEATLES'
MIGOS FEATURING LIL UZI VERT – 'BAD AND BOUJEE'
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist of Bet Awards 2017
CHANCE THE RAPPER
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist of Bet Awards 2017
Video of the Year Nominees of Bet Awards 2017
BEYONCÉ – 'SORRY'
BIG SEAN – 'BOUNCE BACK'
BRUNO MARS – '24K MAGIC'
MIGOS FEATURING LIL UZI VERT – 'BAD AND BOUJEE'
SOLANGE – 'CRANES IN THE SKY'
Video Director of the Year For Bet Awards 2017
BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI, 'CRZY'
BRUNO MARS AND JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS, 'THAT’S WHAT I LIKE'
DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK, 'LIKE I WOULD'
HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA, 'GUCCI SNAKES' FEATURING DESIIGNER
KAHLIL JOSEPH AND BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ, 'SORRY'
Best New Artist of Bet Awards 2017
CHANCE THE RAPPER