Drake has experienced a tumultuous month, engaging in an increasingly personal diss battle with Kendrick Lamar that has seemingly ended in his defeat. However, on Thursday, May 16, he received some uplifting news: he leads the nominations for the 2024 BET Awards.

Drake has garnered seven nominations, closely followed by Nicki Minaj with six. J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét each received five nominations. Meanwhile, 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher each secured four nods.

The 2024 BET Awards, which proudly dubs itself as “Culture’s Biggest Night,” will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on BET on Sunday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This year’s theme, “Standing on Culture,” highlights the event’s commitment to celebrating and preserving cultural heritage.

BET has also announced the first wave of artists confirmed to perform at the event: GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét are set to light up the stage with their performances.

Among the nominees for Album of the Year are Monét’s “Jaguar II,” which won a Grammy in February for Best R&B Album, and Killer Mike’s “Michael,” which won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. They are joined by Chris Brown’s “11:11,” Gunna’s “A Gift & A Curse,” 21 Savage’s “American Dream,” Usher’s “Coming Home,” Drake’s “For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition),” and Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday 2.”

Monét’s “On My Mama,” which was Grammy-nominated for Record of the Year, is also nominated for the Viewer’s Choice Award. Other nominees in this category include Lil Durk featuring J. Cole’s “All My Life,” which won Best Melodic Rap Performance at the Grammys, and Tyla’s “Water,” which received the inaugural award for Best African Music Performance.

Both Drake and Burna Boy have earned nominations for BET Awards in the categories of Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, showcasing their broad appeal. Doja Cat is nominated in the equivalent categories for female artists, further underscoring her versatility and widespread popularity.

In the film categories, the musical biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” and the concert film “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” are among the nominees for Best Movie. Additionally, Blue Ivy Carter, the 12-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, is nominated for the YoungStars Award.

Representing Nigeria, Ayra Starr leads with three nominations for Best New Artist, Best African Act, and Best HER for her single ‘Comma’. Burna Boy earned two nominations for Best R&B/Pop Act and Best Hip-Hop Act, while Tems received two nods for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for ‘Me & U’. Davido and Lojay are nominated for the Viewers Choice Award for their collaboration on Chris Brown’s ‘Sensational’. Asake is nominated for Best International Act, and Seyi Vibez is up for the Viewers Choice Best International New Act.

Nominations were determined by the BET Voting Academy, a distinguished panel of entertainment professionals and influencers from the fields of music, media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

Voting for the BET Awards’ 2024 Viewer’s Choice Award begins on June 6 and concludes on June 30.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2024 BET Awards:

Album of the year

Chris Brown – ’11:11′

Gunna – ‘A Gift & A Curse’

21 Savage – ‘American Dream’

Usher – ‘Coming Home’

Drake – ‘For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)’

Victoria Monét – ‘Jaguar II’

Killer Mike – ‘Michael’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday 2’

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Coco Jones

Doja Cat


Muni Long



Victoria Monét

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Brent Faiyaz

Bryson Tiller

Burna Boy

Chris Brown



October London


Best Group

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne


Blxst & Bino Rideaux

City Girls


Maverick City Music


Best Collaboration

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole – ‘All My Life’

Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, – ‘America Has a Problem (Remix)’

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua) – ‘Barbie World’

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Bongos’

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti – ‘Carnival’

Lola Brooke feat. Latto & Yung Miami – ‘Don’t Play With It (Remix)’

Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Everybody’

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage – ‘Good Good’

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

Best Female Hiip-hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat


Ice Spice


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Sexyy Red

Best Male Hip-hop Artist

21 Savage

Burna Boy




J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Wayne

Best New Artist



Ayra Starr

Bossman Dlow


October London

Sexyy Red


Video of the year

Doja Cat – ‘Agora Hills’

Lil Durk feat J. Cole – ‘All My Life’

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua) – ‘Barbie World’

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Bongos’

Drake feat. J. Cole – ‘First Person Shooter’

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage – ‘Good Good’

Victoria Monét – ‘On My Mama’

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

Video Director of the year

Benny Boom


Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson



Tyler, The Creator

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Shirley Caesar – ‘Award All of the Glory’

Kirk Franklin – ‘All Things’

Halle Bailey – ‘Angel’

CeCe Winans – ‘Come Jesus Come’

Erica Campbell – ‘Do You Believe in Love?’

Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore – ‘God Problems’

Tems – ‘Me & U’

Kirk Franklin – ‘Try Love’

Viewer’s Choice Award

Doja Cat – ‘Agora Hills’

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole – ‘All My Life’

Gunna – ‘Fukumean’

Jack Harlow – ‘Lovin on Me’

Muni Long – ‘Made for Me’

Victoria Monét – ‘On My Mama’

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay – ‘Sensational’

Beyoncé – ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’

Tyla – ‘Water’                                 

Best International Act

Asake (Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Africa)

Bk’ (Brazil)

Cleo Sol (UK)

Focalistic (Africa)

Karol Conká (Brazil)

Raye (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Tyla (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best new international act

Bellah (UK)

Cristale (UK)

Duquesa (Brazil)

Holly G (France)

Jungeli (France)

Makhadzi (Africa)

Oruam (Brazil)

Seyi Vibez (Africa)

Tyler Icu (Africa)


Beyoncé – ’16 Carriages’

Nicki Minaj feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard – ‘Blessings’

Ayra Starr – ‘Commas’

Flo feat. Missy Elliott – ‘Fly Girl’

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Hiss’

Victoria Monét – ‘On My Mama’

SZA – ‘Saturn’

GloRilla – ‘Yeah Glo!’

Best Movie

American Fiction

Bob Marley: One Love

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Book of Clarence

The Color Purple

The Equalizer 3

The Little Mermaid

Best Actor

Anthony Mackie

Colman Domingo

Damson Idris

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Idris Elba

Jeffrey Wright

Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Ayo Edebiri

Coco Jones

Danielle Brooks


Halle Bailey

Issa Rae

Regina King

YoungStars Award

Akira Akbar

Blue Ivy Carter

Demi Singleton

Heiress Diana Harris

Jabria McCullum

Jalyn Hall

Leah Jeffries

Van Van

Sportswoman of the Year Award

A’ja Wilson

Angel Reese

Coco Gauff

Flau’jae Johnson

Juju Watkins

Naomi Osaka

Sha’carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award

Anthony Edwards

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Hurts

Kyrie Irving

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes





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