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Burna Boy and Rema nominated for 2020 BET Awards, others top chart(Full list)



Nigerian music superstars, Burna Boy and Rema have continued to receive international recognition for their creative talents and this time has set the social buzzing with excitement following the release of the 2020 Awards nominations for Black Entertainment Television (BET) as they mark their 20th anniversary.

The nominations which is aimed at celebrating people of colour, had several African artistes on the list.

While Burna Boy has been nominated for Best International Act, Rema falls in the category of Viewer’s Chioce: Best New International Act.

The 2020 BET Awards will air live on June 28 across ViacomCBS networks, including CBS for the first time.

The show, which will be a virtual celebration because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will also air on BET and BET HER.

Below is the full list of nominated artistes:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyonce
Jhene Aiko
Lizzo Summer

Walker Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown .
The Weeknd

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls

Best Collaboration
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake
“Slide,” H.E.R. featuring YG “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
“On Chill,” Wale featuring Jeremih

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
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake
“Bop,” DaBaby
“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch

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 Luv You, Lizzo
Fever, Megan Thee Stallion Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyonce
I Used To Know Her, H.E.R. Kirk, DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award “Alright,” Fred Hammond
“I Made It Out,” John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez “Follow God,” Kanye West “All In His Plan,” PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary
“Victory,” The Clark Sisters

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

Youngstars 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 Harriet
Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce
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

BET Her Award
“Underdog,” Alicia Keys “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce featuring Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid and SAINt JHN “Melanin,” Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and LaLa
“I Choose,” Layton Greene “Tempo,” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliot
“Afeni,” Rapsody featuring PJ Morton

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”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
The Weeknd, “Heartless”

Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South 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)

Meanwhile, popular Nigerian singers Burna Boy, Davido and WIzkid have once again made their countrymen proud by showing how their music is significantly making waves beyond the shores of Africa. Just recently, top American entertainment media brand, Billboard, made a compilation of the most streamed artists in Sub-Saharan Africa. The list featured a host of top performing artists from different African countries, however, Nigerian music stars appeared to have clinched more spots on the list.

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