Drake and Nicki Minaj Lead 2024 BET Awards Nominations List

The BET Awards return to celebrate Black excellence, and this year's nominations feature a stellar lineup of artists and performers such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and more.

AceShowbiz - The anticipation is building as the 2024 BET Awards draw near. The ceremony is set to honor Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports on June 30, airing live on BET at 8 P.M. ET/PT. This year's nominations are packed with talent, ensuring a night to remember.

Leading the pack is Drake with seven nominations, including Album of the Year for "For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)", Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Nicki Minaj follows closely with six nominations, featuring her latest work, "Pink Friday 2", in the Album of the Year category.

This year's nominated artists reflect a vibrant diversity of contributions to the entertainment industry. Victoria Monet, Sexyy Red, Muni Long, Latto, GloRilla, and Shaboozey are among the performers set to light up the stage. In the Album of the Year category, the competition includes noteworthy works from Chris Brown, Gunna, 21 Savage, Usher, Victoria Monet, and Killer Mike, alongside the headliners Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Female artists have a strong presence, with Beyonce Knowles, Coco Jones, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Muni Long, SZA, Tyla, and Victoria Monet vying for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. For Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, the nominees are Brent Faiyaz, Bryson Tiller, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Fridayy, October London, and Usher.

The Best Collaboration category features a blend of groundbreaking tracks, including "All My Life" by Lil Durk featuring J. Cole and "Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, to Drake's "Rich Baby Daddy" with Sexyy Red and SZA, amongst others.

Other key categories include Best Female and Male Hip Hop Artist, with heavyweights like Cardi B, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar competing. Video of the Year sees entries from Doja Cat's "Agora Hills" to Victoria Monet's "On My Mama."

The BET Awards also recognize achievements beyond music. The Best Movie category is stacked with contenders such as "American Fiction," "Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce," and "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse." Meanwhile, prominent actors and actresses like Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and Coco Jones are poised for recognition in their respective fields.

In sports, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James are among the nominees, highlighting the breadth of talent and impact across disciplines.

With such an impressive lineup of nominees and performers, the 2024 BET Awards promise to be a night that celebrates the rich tapestry of Black excellence across various realms of entertainment and sports.

Album of the Year

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Best Male R&B/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

  • 41
  • 4batz
  • Ayra Starr
  • Bossman Dlow
  • Fridayy
  • October London
  • Sexyy Red
  • Tyla

DR. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • "Award All of the Glory" - Shirley Caesar
  • "All Things" - Kirk Franklin
  • "Angel" - Halle Bailey
  • "Come Jesus Come" - Cece Winans
  • "Do You Believe In Love?" - Erica Campbell
  • "God Problems" - Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore
  • "Me & U" - Tems
  • "Try Love" - Kirk Franklin

Viewer's Choice Award

Best International Act

  • Asake (Africa)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Ayra Starr (Africa)
  • Bk' (Brazil)
  • Cleo Sol (UK)
  • Focalistic (Africa)
  • Karol Conka (Brazil)
  • Raye (UK)
  • Tiakola (France)
  • Tyla (Africa)

Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act

  • Bella (UK)
  • Cristale (UK)
  • Duquesa (Brazil)
  • Holly G (France)
  • Jungeli (France)
  • Makhadzi (Africa)
  • Oruam (Brazil)
  • Seyi Vibez (Africa)
  • Tyler Icu (Africa)


Best Movie

Best Actor

Best Actress

Youngstars Award

  • Akira Akbar
  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • Demi Singleton
  • Heiress Diana Harris
  • Jabria Mccullum
  • Jalyn Hall
  • Leah Jeffries
  • Van Van

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Sportsman of the Year Award

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