Drake Dominates With 7 Nominations at 2023 BET Awards

Hot on the 'Nonstop' rapper's tail as top contender is GloRilla, who nabs six nominations including for Album of the Year and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, while Lizzo and 21 Savage collect five each.

AceShowbiz - Drake leads the list of nominees for the 2023 BET Awards. The 36-year-old rap star, who released the album "Her Loss" with 21 Savage in November 2022, has been nominated for seven gongs at the upcoming awards ceremony, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Male R'n'B/Pop Artist.

The chart-topping star, who won Best Collaboration for "No Guidance", his joint effort with Chris Brown, is also nominated for the Best Group, Best Collaboration, Album of the Year and Viewer's Choice awards.

Elsewhere, GloRilla has been nominated for six gongs. The 23-year-old star, who was named a BET Amplified Artist on 2022, is among the contenders for Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and Best New Artist.

However, GloRilla will face stiff competition for the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award from the likes of Cardi B, Coi Leray, Ice Spice, Latto (formerly Mulatto), Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj.

On the other hand, the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist prize will be won by one of 21 Savage, Drake, Future, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar or Lil Baby. Meanwhile, Lizzo and 21 Savage have received five nominations each.

35-year-old Lizzo is among the nominees for the Best Female RnB/Pop Artist award, alongside Ari Lennox, Beyonce Knowles, Coco Jones, H.E.R. and SZA, whereas 41-year-old Beyonce has been nominated for three other gongs, including Album of the Year, BET Her and the Viewer's Choice award.

What's more, the likes of Cardi, Future, Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar have all received three nominations each.

The BET Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25. The ceremony, which will be aired live at 8 P.M. ET/ 5 P.M. PT, will also celebrate 50 years of hip-hop.

BET Award nominations:

Album of the Year:

Best Female RnB/Pop Artist:

Best Male RnB/Pop Artist:

Best Group:

Best Collaboration:

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:

Video of the Year:

Video Director of the Year:

Best New Artist:

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

  • "Bless Me", Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin
  • "Finished (Live)", Tamela Mann
  • "I've Got Joy", CeCe Winans
  • "Kingdom", Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin Feat. Naomi Raine and 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 and Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Viewer's Choice Award:

Best International Act:

  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Central Cee (UK)
  • Ella Mai (UK)
  • Ko (South Africa)
  • L7nnon (Brazil)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Tiakola (France)
  • Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act:

  • Asake (Nigeria)
  • Camidoh (Ghana)
  • Flo (UK)
  • Libianca (Cameroon)
  • Maureen (France)
  • MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
  • Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
  • Raye (UK)
  • Werenoi (France)

BET Her:

Best Movie:

Best Actor:

Best Actress:

Youngstars Award:

  • Akira Akbar
  • Alaya High
  • Demi Singleton
  • Genesis Denise
  • Marsai Martin
  • Thaddeus J. Mixson
  • Young Dylan

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Sportsman of the Year Award:

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