Drake Leads BET Award Nominations

With a defeat against Kendrick Lamar this month, Drake has received seven nominations for the BET Awards, and it’s safe to assume he is going through an exceptionally trying period. Although it appears like he has lost the most significant rap feud since Jay-Z and Nas, he might divert his attention this month with some positive news. He has the record for the most nominations of any 2024 BET Awards contender with seven, followed closely by Young Money partner Nicki Minaj with six. Just five people each: J. Cole, Victoria Monét, Sexyy Red, and SZA; four people each: Usher, Beyoncé, 21 Savage, Doja Cat, Tyla, and Megan Thee Stallion. Live from Los Angeles, this year’s event will air on the BET network on Sunday, June 30, at 8 EST. Considering these and other stars, this should make for a pretty stellar event.

BET has announced the initial lineup of performers for the 2024 awards show, featuring GloRilla, Shaboozey, Muni Long, Latto, Sexy Red, and Victoria Monét. Moreover, the competition for “Album of the Year” promises to be compelling this year, with strong contenders such as Usher’s “Coming Home,” 21 Savage’s “American Dream,” Drake’s “For All The Dogs Deluxe,” Victoria Monét’s “Jaguar II,” Gunna’s “A Gift & A Curse,” Chris Brown’s “11:11,” Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday 2,” and Killer Mike’s “MICHAEL.”

At the BET Awards, many popular songs compete for the Viewer’s Choice category. Jack Harlow’s “Lovin On Me,” Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” Tyla’s “Water,” Drake’s “Rich Baby Daddy” featuring SZA and Sexyy Red, Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama,” Doja Cat’s “Agora Hills,” Lil Durk and J. Cole’s “All My Life,” Gunna’s “Fukumean,” Chris Brown’s “Sensational,” featuring Davido and Lojay, and Muni Long’s “Made for Me.” Moreover, in their respective gendered categories, Drake, Burna Boy, and Doja Cat have been nominated for best R&B/pop artist and best hip-hop artist. The competition is fierce as fans eagerly await the Viewer’s Choice category results at the BET Awards. With such a diverse range of talented artists and songs, seeing who comes out on top in each category will be interesting.

For the uninitiated, these nominees are a compilation of celebrities from various entertainment industries that these awards highlight, as the BET Voting Academy chose. The voting period runs from June 6 until June 8, the day of the event.

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