BET Awards 2019: When Is the Show and Who’s Performing?

BET Awards 2017 DJ Khaled Performs (Credit: Shutterstock)

The BET Awards are this weekend.

But before you sit down to watch BET’s 19th annual celebration of African-American achievement in music, movies and sports, there are a few things you need to know.

When and Where Are the Awards?
The awards take place Sunday, June 23, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will air live at 8 p.m. ET/PT across seven Viacom-owned channels, including BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1, and Logo.

You can also stream the awards on bet.com, but you’ll need a cable/satellite provider login. In the off chance you don’t have access to cable/satellite, you can follow the action on Twitter as the @BETAwards account posts live updates.

Who’s Hosting?
Actress and comedian Regina Hall will serve as this year’s host. Fans know Hall for her roles in Girls Trip, The Hate U Give and the new installment of Shaft. She also has a role in Showtime’s Black Monday. Hall is a frequent presenter at the BET Awards, but this is her first time hosting.

Who’s Performing?
Whether you prefer hip-hop, R&B or gospel, there’s something for everyone. Over the past few days, BET Networks announced the addition of Meek Mill, Fantasia, DaBaby, Jeremih, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds and James Funk of Rare Essence to the lineup of performers.

They join previously announced performers, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, City Girls, Lucky Daye and Kiana Ledé will also be taking the stage.

In addition to these performances, there will be a musical tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, featuring DJ Khaled, YG, and John Legend.

Who’s Being Honored?
Along with the musical tribute, BET will honor Nipsey Hussle with a posthumous Humanitarian Award. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige will receive BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Tyler Perry will pick up the Ultimate Icon Award. Instagram activist and Pan-African developer, Chakabars, is set to receive the International Global Good Award.

Who’s Nominated?
Cardi B leads with seven nods, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Album of the Year. She’s followed by Drake with five noms. Below is the full list of nominations. Enjoy the show!

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
Migos
The Carters

BEST COLLABORATION
21 Savage Feat. J. Cole, “A Lot ”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset, “Taste”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot”
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “Nice For What”
The Carters, “Apes–t”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

BEST NEW ARTIST
Blueface
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Astroworld, Travis Scott
Championships, Meek Mill
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Everything Is Love, The Carters
Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
Blackkklansman
Creed II
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys, “Raise A Man”
Ciara,”Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe, “Pynk”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose In Harlem”

BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell, “All Of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY)
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (Africa)
Teniola Apata (Africa)

2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”

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