Burna Boy, Asake, Davido, Ayra Starr, Others Bag BET Awards 2024 Nominations

Posted on May 17, 2024

BET on Friday 17 May announced the “BET Awards 2024” nominees, with African global stars making a significant impact. 

Tyla, Burna Boy, Tems, Ayra Starr, Focalistic, Davido, Lojay, Asake, Tyler ICU, and Seyi Vibzs have all received nominations across various music categories.

Some of the global stars have also secured major slots in the ‘Best International Act’ category, with Asake, Tyla, Ayra Starr, and Focalistic earning four nominations in this prestigious category.

Africa’s young queens, Tyla and Ayra Starr, shine bright with three nods each. Both artists have secured nominations in the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best International Act’ categories. Additionally, Ayra Starr received her third nomination in the ‘BET Her’ category for her global hit song “Commas”, while Tyla earned her third nomination in the ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’ category with her worldwide chart-topper “Water”.

In the film and television categories, Damson Idris and Ayo Edebiri have also emerged as nominees for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’, respectively.

The “BET Awards” 2024 will air live on Monday, 1 July 2024, at 2:00 am WAT/3:00am CAT on BET Africa DStv Channel 129 and GOtv Channel 21.

The awards’ pre-show will air at 1:00am WAT/2:00am CAT, with a repeat of the awards ceremony at 18:00 WAT/19:00 CAT.

Drake leads the nominations, scoring seven, and Nicki Minaj with six.

BET also announced “BET Awards” 2024 powerhouse performance lineup, including GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét.

Culture’s Biggest Night, “BET Awards” 2024, will air LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 8 PM ET/ PT.

This year’s “BET Awards” 2024 nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports.

Nominations were selected by the BET Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals and influencers in the fields of music, media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.

Drake holds the top spot with seven “BET Awards” 2024 nominations.

Drake’s nominations include ‘Album of the Year’ for For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition), ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Sexyy Red and SZA “Rich Baby Daddy,” ‘Viewer’s Choice’ with Sexyy Red and SZA “Rich Baby Daddy,” and twice for ‘Video of the Year’ for “First Person Shooter” with J. Cole and “Rich Baby Daddy” with Sexyy Red and SZA.

Nicki Minaj’s sixnominations include ‘Album of the Year’ for Pink Friday 2, ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ Video of The Year for “Barbie World” with Ice Spice and Aqua, ‘BET Her’ with Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Blessings” and twice for ‘Best Collaboration’ with Lil Uzi Vert “Everybody” and “Barbie World” with Ice Spice and Aqua.

J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét each have five nominations. 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher are tied with four nominations each.

Speaking on the International nominees, Senior Vice President & Co-General Manager Paramount Africa & Lead BET International, “Every year, the BET Awards recognizes not only the exceptional musical talent from the Black community, but also celebrates the diverse cultural contributions across various creative disciplines. From music to film, sports, and beyond, the African nominees showcase the creative excellence of the continent. We are always excited to spotlight and support these individuals who are shaping and influencing the global entertainment landscape.”

Voting for “BET Awards” 2024 Viewer’s Choice Award begins 6 June, and ends 30 June, at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET.

Culture’s biggest night, BET Awards, has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year (CY02-CY23).

BET Awards is the ultimate tentpole event showcasing the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change, all anchored by this year’s theme: Standing On Culture.

BET.com/bet-awards is the official site for BET Awards 2024 and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. Follow us @ BET and @BETAWARDS.

Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, will oversee and Executive Produce the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, SVP, Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement to Co-Executive Produce for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.

BETis transforming Culture’s Biggest Night into Culture’s Biggest Week with BET Experience 2024,delivering the ultimate in Black culture and entertainment.

With two live concert lineups featuring music superstars Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, Sexyy Red, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and many more electrifying performers, experts, and influencers, attendees will enjoy unforgettable live performances, comedy shows, 106 & Park Stage, Black-owned culinary and vending areas, a roller-skating rink curated by DJ Mustard, and much more!

Anchoring this year’s experience is fan-favorite BETX 2024 FanFest, a free, two-day event taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, 28 June, and Saturday, 29 June.

For more information, registration, and VIP packages, visit BETExperience.com.

The complete list of nominees for BET Awards 2024:

Best International Act

ASAKE (Africa)

AYRA STARR (Africa)

FOCALISTIC (Africa)

AYA NAKAMURA (France)

BK’ (Brazil)

CLEO SOL (UK)

KAROL CONKÁ (Brazil)

RAYE (UK)

TIAKOLA (France)

TYLA (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

SEYI VIBEZ (Africa)

TYLER ICU (Africa)

MAKHADZI (Africa)

BELLAH (UK)

CRISTALE (UK)

DUQUESA (Brazil)

HOLLY G (France)

JUNGELI (France)

ORUAM (Brazil)

 

Best New Artist

AYRA STARR

TYLA

41

4BATZ

BOSSMAN DLOW

FRIDAYY

OCTOBER LONDON

SEXYY RED

 

Album of the Year

11:11                                                                           CHRIS BROWN

A GIFT & A CURSE                                                     GUNNA

AMERICAN DREAM                                                  21 SAVAGE

COMING HOME                                                        USHER

FOR ALL THE DOGS (SCARY HOURS EDITION)       DRAKE

JAGUAR II                                                                  VICTORIA MONÉT

MICHAEL                                                                    KILLER MIKE

PINK FRIDAY 2                                                            NICKI MINAJ

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

TYLA

BEYONCÉ

COCO JONES

DOJA CAT

H.E.R.

MUNI LONG

SZA

VICTORIA MONÉT

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BURNA BOY

BRENT FAIYAZ

BRYSON TILLER

CHRIS BROWN

DRAKE

FRIDAYY

OCTOBER LONDON

USHER

 

Best Group

¥$, YE, TY DOLLA $IGN

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

41

BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX

CITY GIRLS

FLO

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

WANMOR

 

Best Collaboration

ALL MY LIFE                                                    LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE

AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM (REMIX)           BEYONCÉ FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR

BARBIE WORLD                                              NICKI MINAJ & ICE SPICE (WITH AQUA)

BONGOS                                                        CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION

CARNIVAL                                                     ¥$, YE, TY DOLLA $IGN FEAT. RICH THE KID, PLAYBOI CARTI

DON’T PLAY WITH IT (REMIX)                        LOLA BROOKE FEAT. LATTO & YUNG MIAMI

EVERYBODY                                                   NICKI MINAJ FEAT. LIL UZI VERT

GOOD GOOD                                              USHER, SUMMER WALKER & 21 SAVAGE

RICH BABY DADDY                                       DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

GLORILLA

ICE SPICE

LATTO

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NICKI MINAJ

SEXYY RED

 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

BURNA BOY

21 SAVAGE

DRAKE

FUTURE

GUNNA

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

LIL WAYNE

 

Video of the Year

AGORA HILLS                                    DOJA CAT

ALL MY LIFE                                        LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE

BARBIE WORLD                                  NICKI MINAJ & ICE SPICE (WITH AQUA)

BONGOS                                            CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION

FIRST PERSON SHOOTER                   DRAKE FEAT. J. COLE

GOOD GOOD                                  USHER, SUMMER WALKER & 21 SAVAGE

ON MY MAMA                                  VICTORIA MONÉT

RICH BABY DADDY                           DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA

 

Video Director of the Year

TEMS

BENNY BOOM

CHILD.

COLE BENNETT

DAVE MEYERS

JANELLE MONÁE & ALAN FERGUSON

OFFSET

TYLER, THE CREATOR

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ME & U                                              TEMS

AWARD ALL OF THE GLORY            SHIRLEY CAESAR

ALL THINGS                                        KIRK FRANKLIN

ANGEL                                               HALLE BAILEY

COME JESUS COME                         CECE WINANS

DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?               ERICA CAMPBELL

GOD PROBLEMS                                MAVERICK CITY MUSIC, NAOMI RAINE & CHANDLER MOORE

TRY LOVE                                            KIRK FRANKLIN

 

Viewer’s Choice Award

WATER                                                   TYLA

SENSATIONAL                                       CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DAVIDO & LOJAY

AGORA HILLS                                        DOJA CAT

ALL MY LIFE                                            LIL DURK FEAT. J. COLE

GUNNA                                                  FUKUMEAN                      

LOVIN ON ME                                        JACK HARLOW

MADE FOR ME                                       MUNI LONG                          

ON MY MAMA                                      VICTORIA MONÉT                               

RICH BABY DADDY                                DRAKE FEAT. SEXYY RED & SZA

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM                                    BEYONCÉ                                                    

                              

BET Her

COMMAS                              AYRA STARR

16 CARRIAGES                      BEYONCÉ

BLESSINGS                              NICKI MINAJ FEAT. TASHA COBBS LEONARD

FLY GIRL                                 FLO FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT

HISS                                         MEGAN THEE STALLION

ON MY MAMA                      VICTORIA MONÉT

SATURN                                  SZA

YEAH GLO!                             GLORILLA

 

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

DAMSON IDRIS

ANTHONY MACKIE

COLMAN DOMINGO

DENZEL WASHINGTON

DONALD GLOVER

IDRIS ELBA

JEFFREY WRIGHT

LAKEITH STANFIELD

 

Best Actress

AYO EDEBIRI

ANGELA BASSETT

COCO JONES

DANIELLE BROOKS

FANTASIA

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

STEPHEN CURRY

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