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

26 June 2017, 12:33 | Gerardo Harmon

The superstar singer is up for seven awards, followed by Bruno Mars who has five nominations.

"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show", the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today. "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV - I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming".

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

This year's show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

This is the second straight year Wizkid will be winning the award. Chance the Rapper and Migos are up for four nominations as wel, and a full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available here.


Beyonce's other bids for "Lemonade" are for Album of the Year, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

The BET website doesn't live stream the show, but it takes you backstage and on the red carpet.

Beyonce's "Sorry" and Mars' "24K Magic" are nominated for video of the year along with Solange's "Cranes In the Sky", Migos' "Bad and Boujee" and Big Sean's "Bounce Back". New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award, while Chance the Rapper will earn the humanitarian award.

Other strong competition Sunday include best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head. This year, the ceremony will be hosted by Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah and Yara Shahidi as trophy presenters.



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