BET announces official nominations for the "BET Awards" 2020
CBS JOINS AS BROADCAST PARTNER TO SIMULCAST THE“BET AWARDS” 2020 SET TO AIR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28 FROM 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
DRAKE LEADS WITH SIX NOMINATIONS MEGAN THEE STALLION AND RODDY RICCH FOLLOW WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS
BEYONCÉ, NICKI MINAJ, CHRIS BROWN, LIZZO AND DABABY TIE WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH
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New York, NY (June 15, 2020) – Today, BET announces The “BET Awards” 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy.
The “BET AWARDS” 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-10:00 PM, CT).
Drake returns to the top spot securing six nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and two nods for both ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice’ for his features alongside Chris Brown( No Guidance) and Future (Life Is Good).
Newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch garnered the second most nods with five nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion nominations include ‘Best Female Hip Hop,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Roddy Ricch’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby are the third-highest with four nominations each.
In its twentieth year, the “BET AWARDS” continues its reign as the ultimate platform to showcase the best and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future, and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change. BET recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 21 categories with The “BET Awards” 2020 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is composed of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.
Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT on June 29th, followed by international broadcasts in the UK on June 29th at 9pm BST, France on June 30th at 9:45pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9pm KST.
The complete list of nominees for The “BET AWARDS” 2020 are:
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BEST NEW ARTIST
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
BET HER AWARD
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
VIEWERS’ CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET and Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serves as Executive Producers for The “BET Awards” 2020 broadcast special.
For the latest The “BET AWARDS” 2020 news and updates, please visit BET.com/Awards.
June 15, 2020 5:18pm ET by Pressparty