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BET Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Nominated As Blue Ivy Shares Category With Wizkid

BET Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Rema Nominated As Blue Ivy Shares Category With Wizkid


Nominations for the 2020 edition of the BET Awards are in and the competition is stiff if I do say so myself. The show itself is slated to air on the 28th of June at 8 p.m. on ViacomCBS’ networks including BET and BET HER.

The award show which holds annually celebrates creativity, especially black excellence expressed in the music, film, television, sports, and philanthropy industries. The winners of the 21 categories will be selected by BET’s Voting Academy which includes fans and a board of entertainment professionals. BET awards 2020 nominations

Leading Nominees

Drake has the highest nominations at the awards this year with six nominations. Following closely, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch each picked up five noms while Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby follow with four.


The BET Award show this year will be hosted by Comedian and Insecure actress Amanda Seales. The show will see performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, Wayne Brady and more. BET awards 2020 nominations

The Nigerian Nominees

Nigeria’s own Burna Boy was nominated in the Best International Act category, an award he took home the previous year. There are high hopes by Nigerian fans and most of the continent for this one as well as for Rema, an Afro-pop musician who has also been nominated in the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category.


In a plot twist of sorts, Beyoncé’s 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy,––who featured on the track, “BROWN SKIN GIRL” along with Wizkid, SAINt JHN and the Queen B herself,––has been nominated in the BET Her category for the same song. The BET Her channel was rebranded in 2014 to celebrate African American Women in Television and Blue Ivy would be the youngest nominee for this award. You go girl!

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter

From all of us at Style Rave, we’re wishing all our homeboys win in their categories and even without, it is certain that they are all winners.

To vote for your favorite artist in the Viewer’s Choice awards, head on to @bet_intl on Instagram, and like the artist’s image to cast your vote.

See the full nomination list here

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Jhene Aiko
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson Paak
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group
Chloe x Halle
City Girls

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
H.E.R. ft. YG, “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale ft. Jeremih, “On Chill”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
DaBaby, “Bop”
DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

Album of the Year
Cuz I Love You, Lizzo
Fever, Megan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé
I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.
Kirk, DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational
Fred Hammond, “Alright”
John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, “I Made It Out”
Kanye West, “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me”
PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, “All In His Pain”
The Clark Sisters, “Victory”

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross

Best Actor
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Young Stars Award
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

Best Movie
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year
Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry


Alicia Keys, “Underdog”
Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl”
Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, “Melanin”
Layton Greene, “I Choose”
Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, “Tempo”
Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, “Afeni”

Viewer’s Choice Award
Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
DaBaby, “Bop”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
The Weeknd, “Heartless”

Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (S. Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
Rema (Nigeria)
SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

Photo Credit: Instagram | BET

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