wnol.info January 19 2018

BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in

January 19 2018, 05:28 | Guillermo Bowen

Not having access to a television during the award show will not prove to be a problem as viewers have the option of live streaming the ceremony at Bet.Com.

Comedian-actress Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" will host the show, which is set to feature performances by Blige, Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Maxwell, New Edition, Future, Xscape, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane and El DeBarge. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

Among men, Bruno Mars leads with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his No. 1 disc "24K Magic" as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director and Viewers Choice. In April 2017, BET International launched The New Edition Story, a three-part miniseries that was also BET's first scripted music-focused program. 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.

This is the second straight year Wizkid will be winning the award.

Mars has been on an R&B adventure with his latest album, "24K Magic", which was inspired by '90s R&B.

Solange, Migos and Big Sean are also nominated for video of the year. How did our fave Cardi B. get nominated for BET's Nicki Minaj Award, aka "Best Female Hip Hop Artist" when you know they're just going to give it to Nicki!

The group is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and BET is sure to have something in store to delight fans.

Look for a nod the major loss that hit the hip hop community this week, when legendary rapper Prodigy died during a stop in Las Vegas for a performance.

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