BET Awards 2023: Drake and GloRilla Lead the List of Nominations

Drake and GloRilla lead the nominations for the 2023 BET Awards. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

The nominations are out for the 2023 BET Awards, and Drake and GloRilla scored the most nods.

Drake claims the top spot with seven nominations, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist; Best Male R&B/Pop Artist; Best Group with 21 Savage; and Album of the Year for Her Loss with 21 Savage, BET announced Thursday.

GloRilla follows with six nods, including Best Female Hip Hop Artist; Best New Artist; Album of the Year for Anyways, Life’s Great; and Video Of The Year for “Tomorrow 2” with Cardi B.

21 Savage and Lizzo picked up five nominations each, while Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA all received four nods.

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The nominations were selected by the BET Voting Academy, comprised of entertainment professionals and influencers in the fields of music, media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.

Voting for the 2023 Viewer’s Choice Award begins June 8, and ends at 9:30 PM ET on June 25. Fans can vote here.

The BET Awards air live on Sunday, June 25 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on BET.

Below is the full list of nominations:

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
RENAISSANCE BEYONCÉ
SOS SZA

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
ARI LENNOX
BEYONCÉ
COCO JONES
H.E.R.
LIZZO
SZA
TEMS

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BLXST
BRENT FAIYAZ
BURNA BOY
CHRIS BROWN
DRAKE
THE WEEKND
USHER

Best Group
CITY GIRLS
DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE
DVSN
FLO
MAVERICK CITY MUSIC & KIRK FRANKLIN
QUAVO & TAKEOFF
WANMOR

Best Collaboration
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
TOMORROW 2 — GLORILLA & CARDI B
WAIT FOR U — FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
CARDI B
COI LERAY
GLORILLA
ICE SPICE
LATTO
MEGAN THEE STALLION
NICKI MINAJ

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 SAVAGE
DRAKE
FUTURE
J. COLE
JACK HARLOW
KENDRICK LAMAR
LIL BABY

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 JACK HARLOW
KILL BILL SZA
TOMORROW 2 — GLORILLA & CARDI B

Video Director of the Year
A$AP ROCKY FOR AWGE
BENNY BOOM
BURNA BOY
COLE BENNETT
DAVE FREE & KENDRICK LAMAR
DIRECTOR X
TEYANA “SPIKE TEY” TAYLOR

Best New Artist
AMBRÉ
COCO JONES
DOECHII
FLO
GLORILLA
ICE SPICE
LOLA BROOKE

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
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
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)
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
ABOUT DAMN TIME LIZZO
BOY’S A LIAR PT. 2 PINKPANTHERESS & ICE SPICE
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
SPECIAL LIZZO

Best Movie
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
CREED 3
EMANCIPATION
NOPE
THE WOMAN KING
TILL
WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

Best Actor
AMIN JOSEPH
BRIAN TYREE HENRY
DAMSON IDRIS
DANIEL KALUUYA
DEMETRIUS ‘LIL MEECH’ FLENORY JR.
DONALD GLOVER
MICHAEL B. JORDAN

Best Actress
ANGELA BASSETT
COCO JONES
JANELLE JAMES
JANELLE MONÁE
KEKE PALMER
VIOLA DAVIS
ZENDAYA

YoungStars Award
AKIRA AKBAR
ALAYA HIGH
DEMI SINGLETON
GENESIS DENISE
MARSAI MARTIN
THADDEUS J. MIXSON
YOUNG DYLAN

Sportswoman of the Year Award
ALEXIS MORRIS
ALLYSON FELIX
ANGEL REESE
CANDACE PARKER
NAOMI OSAKA
SERENA WILLIAMS
SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON

Sportsman of the Year Award
AARON JUDGE
BUBBA WALLACE
GERVONTA DAVIS
JALEN HURTS
LEBRON JAMES
PATRICK MAHOMES
STEPHEN CURRY