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Drake And Nicki Minaj Top 2024 BET Awards Nominees

  • Drake is the top contender for the 2024 BET Awards with seven nominations, closely followed by Nicki Minaj with six nominations.
  • Both Drake and Minaj are nominated for Album of the Year, with Drake for “For All the Dogs” and Minaj for “Pink Friday 2”.
  • Drake’s music video for “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole is recognized, potentially tied to his recent public feud with Kendrick Lamar.
  • Minaj’s nomination includes her song “Barbie World” with Ice Spice, part of the “Barbie” soundtrack, highlighting her continued relevance and impact in the music scene.

Newsypeople- The BET Awards, established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network, celebrate black entertainers and other minorities in music, film, sports, and philanthropy.

The annual awards show honors outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry and features performances by artists. The nomination process involves a voting academy of about 500 individuals from the music industry, media, and bloggers who nominate deserving works and artists in various categories.

Drake And Nicki Minaj Top 2024 BET Awards Nominees
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Special awards like the BET Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian, and Ultimate Icon Award recognize veteran artists and philanthropists for their notable contributions to the industry and charitable causes. The BET Awards have become a significant platform for celebrating black excellence and talent in the entertainment world.

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Drake And Nicki Minaj Top 2024 BET Awards Nominees

Drake and Nicki Minaj are the top contenders for the 2024 BET Awards, with Drake leading the nominations with seven and Nicki Minaj following closely with six. These nominations span various categories, highlighting their significant contributions to music over the past year.

Drake’s Nominations:

  • Album of the Year: “For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)”
  • Best Male Hip Hop Artist
  • Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
  • Video of the Year: “First Person Shooter” (with J. Cole)
  • Best Collaboration: “Rich Baby Daddy” (featuring SZA and Sexyy Red)
  • Additional nominations for his work in music videos and collaborations.

Nicki Minaj’s Nominations:

  • Album of the Year: “Pink Friday 2”
  • Best Female Hip Hop Artist
  • Best Collaboration: “Barbie World” (with Ice Spice)
  • Video of the Year: “Barbie World” (with Ice Spice)
  • Additional nominations for her contributions to music and collaborations.

Other notable nominees include Victoria Monét, who is scheduled to perform at the event and has received five nominations, and Beyoncé, who has garnered four nominations across different categories. The BET Awards 2024 will feature performances from GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét, among others, and will air live on BET on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 8 pm ET/PT.

This year’s BET Awards extend beyond music, honoring achievements in film, acting, and sports, showcasing the diversity and breadth of talent recognized by the award ceremony.

2024 BET Awards Nominees Explored

The 2024 BET Awards nominations are led by Drake with seven nods, followed by Nicki Minaj with six. These two artists are highly followed with nods across multiple categories, which just point to the diversity and depth of talent to be recognized by the BET Awards. Other than music, the BETs recognize achievement in film, acting, and sports, celebrating the multifaceted contributions of black creatives and athletes. 

Drake is nominated for “Album of the Year” with “For All the Dogs,” “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” and “Best Collaboration” with SZA and Sexyy Red for “Rich Baby Daddy.” He and J. Cole are recognized for “Video of the Year” with “First Person Shooter.”

Drake And Nicki Minaj Top 2024 BET Awards Nominees
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Nicki Minaj has been nominated in the “Album of the Year” category for “Pink Friday 2,” “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” and “Video of the Year” with Ice Spice for “Barbie World.” She also received nods for “BET Her” with Tasha Cobbs Leonard on “Blessings” and “Best Collaboration” for tracks featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Ice Spice. 

Other notable nominees include J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét, each with five nods. Artists such as 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher tie with four nods each, reflecting the depth of talent across genres and disciplines. 

Also in contention in the film category are “American Fiction,” “Bob Marley: One Love,” “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Book of Clarence,” “The Color Purple,” “The Equalizer 3,” and “The Little Mermaid.” Sports figures Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Steph Curry, LeBron James, and Patrick Mahomes are also recognized.

Also, performances from GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét will make the event very memorable. The BET Awards premiere Sunday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET—a celebration of black excellence in many ways.

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