Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honours, to open BET Awards

She also revealed that she was thrilled to take up hosting duties.

The BET or Black Entertainment Television Awards are set to take place on 25 June to celebrate the African Americans and minorities and their contribution to music, sports, television and film.

The main event will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, United States of America, and will be hosted by comedian Leslie Jones. The network has two live streams planned for Sunday - a red carpet preshow starting at 6 p.m. and a ceremony stream starting at 8 p.m. In April 2017, BET International launched The New Edition Story, a three-part miniseries that was also BET's first scripted music-focused program. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

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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. Chance is also set to receive the Humanitarian Award. The 24-year-old rapper will join the likes of Jesse Williams, Al Sharpton, Muhammad Ali, John Legend and several others who have received the award in the past.

Beyonce's other bids for "Lemonade" are for Album of the Year, Video Director and Viewers Choice. How did our fave Cardi B. get nominated for BET's Nicki Minaj Award, aka "Best Female Hip Hop Artist" when you know they're just going to give it to Nicki! 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".

The most epic showdown will come when the victor of the best male hip hop artist award is revealed.

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