WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 8PM ET (tentative) WHERE: Televised on BET live from Los Angeles
There will be another special presentation of the BET Awards this year, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2024 airing on BET live from Los Angeles at 8PM ET/PT.
Meanwhile, watch for 2024 BET nominations to be announced in early June, and keep it here for further updates including who will host, presenters and performers, plus the announcement of big winners on awards night!
2023 BET Awards rewind
The complete list of 2023 BET Award nominations (also see WINNERS, below) had Drake leading the pack with a total of seven nominations, followed closely behind by Memphis rapper Glorilla.
21 Savage and Lizzo earned the third-highest nominations with five nods each. Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA follow with four. Cardi B, Coco Jones, FLO, Future, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin, and Tems tied with three nominations each.
Drake, GloRilla, and Lizzo led the pack at the 2023 BET Awards airing on June 25.
Performers lined up for the big night included GloRilla, Lil Uzi Vert, Doechii and Coco Jones.
The night's big performance was a special set honoring 50 years of hip hop to include 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins and Yo-Yo.
Also appearing was Busta Rhymes who received the 2023 BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, and legend Patti LaBelle who performed a special tribute to Tina Turner.
Just up ahead, check out all the nominees and WINNERS at the annual 2023 BET Awards, along with related resources and fun facts about the biggest night in black entertainment ....
DID YOU KNOW? BET Awards fun facts
Record wins at the BET Awards.
• With an average 7 million viewers, the BET Awards remain the highest rated awards shows on cable television.
• The most nominated artist at the BET Awards is Beyoncé with 68 nominations (60 solo and 8 with Destiny's Child). She also leads in wins with a total of 32. Chris Brown follows with 40 nominations and 17 wins.
• Hip hop artists OutKast took home the first-ever BET award trophy during the first BET Awards ceremony on June 19, 2001. OutKast also won Video of the Year that night for "Ms Jackson".
• Following the passing of Michael Jackson, the BET Awards scrambled to revamp the ceremony. Within three days of its airing on June 28, 2009 the ceremony became a tribute to the fallen star as routines were hurriedly changed to include Jackson's greatest hits.
• The only BET Ultimate Icon Award to date was awarded to Janet Jackson in 2015, which recognized her as a game changer in the fields of music, dance and video performances.
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2023 BET Awards Nominees & WINNERS
Album of the Year Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla
Breezy, Chris Brown
God Did, DJ Khaled
Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar WINNER: Renaissance, Beyoncé
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Ari Lennox
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Blxst
Burna Boy WINNER: Chris Brown
Best Group City Girls WINNER: Drake & 21 Savage
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Quavo & Takeoff
“Big Energy (Remix),” Latto & Mariah Carey Feat. Dj Khaled
“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice
“Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown Feat. Wizkid
“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” King Combs Feat. Kodak Black
“Creepin’,” Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage
“F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla WINNER: “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B
“Wait For U,” Future Feat. Drake & Tems
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B
Ice Spice WINNER: Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist 21 Savage
Jack Harlow WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year “We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
“2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“First Class,” Harlow
“Kill Bill,” SZA WINNER: “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B
Video Director of the Year A$AP Rocky for AWGE
Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Director X WINNER: Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor
Best New Artist Ambré WINNER: Coco Jones
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
WINNER: “Bless Me,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
“Finished (Live),” Tamela Mann
“I’ve Got Joy,” CeCe Winans
“Kingdom,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore
“New,” Tye Tribbett
“One Moment From Glory,” Yolanda Adams
“The Better Benediction (Pt.2),” PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Viewer’s Choice Award “About Damn Time,” Lizzo WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
“First Class,” Jack Harlow
“Jimmy Cooks,” Drake Feat 21 Savage
“Kill Bill,” SZA
“Last Last,” Burna Boy
“Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj
“Wait For U,” Future Feat. Drake & Tems
Best International Act Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Nigeria) WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Central Cee (UK)
Ella Mai (UK)
Ko (South Africa)
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)
Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act Asake (Nigeria)
Flo (UK) WINNER: Libianca (Cameroon)
MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
BET Her “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
“Her,” Megan Thee Stallion
“Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson
“Players,” Coi Leray
WINNER: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The Woman King
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Best Actor Amin Joseph
Brian Tyree Henry WINNER Damson Idris
Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.
Michael B. Jordan
WINNER: Angela Bassett
YoungStars Award Akira Akbar
Genesis Denise WINNER: Marsai Martin
Thaddeus J. Mixson
Sportswoman of the Year Award Alexis Morris
Allyson Felix WINNER: Angel Reese
Sportsman of the Year Award Aaron Judge
Gervonta Davis WINNER: Jalen Hurts