Drake and Nicki Minaj Dominate 2024 BET Awards Nominations

Published May 16, 2024

The 2024 BET Awards are gearing up to ignite the screens live from Los Angeles on June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, bringing excitement and recognizing the epitome of talent in the entertainment industry. Fans are abuzz as the full list of this year's nominations has just been released on May 16, revealing a star-studded lineup of artists contending for top honors.

Nomination Leaders

This year, Drake stands at the forefront with an impressive seven nominations, solidifying his hold on the hip-hop scene. Close on his heels, Nicki Minaj secures six nods, demonstrating her unwavering influence in the industry. The nomination list also shines light on J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét, each amassing five nominations. Other notable mentions include 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher, each with four nominations to their name.

Music and Film

The competition is fierce in major categories like Album Of The Year, with contenders like Chris Brown, Gunna, and Usher vying for the award alongside Drake and Nicki Minaj. The BET Awards also puts a spotlight on cinematic achievements with a Best Movie category, celebrating works ranging from 'Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé' to 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'.

Emerging Talents and Global Reach

Among the fresh faces, the Best New Artist category highlights up-and-coming talents that have made significant waves in the past year. The international community is also well-represented, with categories such as Best International Act and Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act, showcasing artists from across the globe.

Recognizing Excellence in Entertainment

Aside from music, the BET Awards honor exceptional performances in acting, with a roster of both seasoned and new talents nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress. Athletes are not left out, as the show also recognizes the Sportswoman Of The Year and Sportsman Of The Year, applauding individuals who have excelled in the world of sports.

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