Nominations For The 2020 BET Awards Are HERE, Drake Takes The Lead! 

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The pandemic had caused the cancellation of many events or shifted them to a virtual celebration. The 2020 BET Awards will be held online this year and it will be hosted by Amanda Seals. 

The nominations are out, and Drake takes the lead with six nominations which include best male hip hop artist/video of the year, and two nominations for both best collaboration and viewer’s choice for his features in Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” and Future’s “Life Is Good.”

Next up is Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch. They both inked five nods each. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby all have four nominations.

For best new artist, the late Pop Smoke as well as, Summer Walker, Danileigh, Roddy Ricch, Lil Nas X, and YBN Cordae have been nominated for best new artist. Best Movies that are nominated include, Bad Boys for Life, Dolemite, Is My Name, Harriet, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, Just Mercy, plus Queen & Slim. 

Winners will reportedly be selected by BET’s Voting Academy, made up of fans, plus an “esteemed group of entertainment professionals,” Hollywood Reporter reports. 

Performances will be from Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, John Legend, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, Usher, SiR, and more. 

The ceremony this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Award show as well as the 40th anniversary of the network. The awards show will be broadcast live on June 28, marking its debut on CBS according to the report. You will also be able to stream it across BET’s different channels.

Will you be tuned in?

See complete list of nominees 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”

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)