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ICYMI: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Rema Among Nominees For 2020 BET Awards

ICYMI: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Rema Among Nominees For 2020 BET Awards

While Rema Makes His Debut On The Award Platform, African Giant Burna Boy Return To The Category He’s The Current Holder, BET Best International Act, As Starboy Wizkid Contribution On Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” Get Him A Nod.

Stepping roughly a week back, BET announced The “BET Awards” 2020 nominees which found three of Nigerian raving music stars included. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. The award show is scheduled to broadcast, premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Rema were the three Nigerians that made the list and in three different categories. Burna Boy who won the Best International Act category at the 2019 BET Awards, was nominated again this year for the Best International Act Award category alongside South African singer Sho Madjozi, Stormzy, Dave from the UK, Ninho, and S.Pri Noir from France.

In the fan-voted category of Best New International Act is Rema, Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha, Celeste, Young T, and Bugsey from the UK and France’s Hatik and Stacy. This would be his first nomination for the award. Wizkid was also nominated for the HER award for his feature in the “Brown Skin Girl” with Beyonce. They were nominated alongside Alicia Keys, Ciara, Layton Greene, Lizzo, and Rhapsody.

See the full list below:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

  • BEYONCÉ
  • H.E.R.
  • JHENE AIKO
  • KEHLANI
  • LIZZO
  • SUMMER WALKER

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

  • ANDERSON .PAAK
  • CHRIS BROWN
  • JACQUEES
  • KHALID
  • THE WEEKND
  • USHER

BEST GROUP

  • CHLOE X HALLE
  • CITY GIRLS
  • EARTHGANG
  • GRISELDA
  • JACKBOYS
  • MIGOS

BEST COLLABORATION

  • CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE NO GUIDANCE
  • DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND HIGHER
  • FUTURE FT. DRAKE LIFE IS GOOD
  • H.E.R. FT. YG SLIDE
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN HOT GIRL SUMMER
  • WALE FT. JEREMIH ON CHILL

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

  • DABABY
  • DRAKE
  • FUTURE
  • LIL BABY
  • RODDY RICCH
  • TRAVIS SCOTT

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

  • CARDI B
  • DOJA CAT
  • LIZZO
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION
  • NICKI MINAJ
  • SAWEETIE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE NO GUIDANCE
  • DABABY BOP
  • DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND HIGHER
  • DOJA CAT SAY SO
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN HOT GIRL SUMMER
  • RODDY RICCH THE BOX

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • BENNY BOOM
  • COLE BENNETT
  • DAVE MEYERS
  • DIRECTOR X
  • EIF RIVERA
  • TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • DANILEIGH
  • LIL NAS X
  • POP SMOKE
  • RODDY RICCH
  • SUMMER WALKER
  • YBN CORDAE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • CUZ I LOVE YOU LIZZO
  • FEVER MEGAN THEE STALLION
  • HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM BEYONCÉ
  • I USED TO KNOW HER H.E.R.
  • KIRK DABABY
  • PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL RODDY RICCH

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

  • FRED HAMMOND ALRIGHT
  • JOHN P. KEE FT. ZACARDI CORTEZ I MADE IT OUT
  • KANYE WEST FOLLOW GOD
  • KIRK FRANKLIN JUST FOR ME
  • PJ MORTON FT. LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON & MARY MARY ALL IN HIS PLAN
  • THE CLARK SISTERS VICTORY

BEST ACTRESS

  • ANGELA BASSETT
  • CYNTHIA ERIVO
  • ISSA RAE
  • REGINA KING
  • TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
  • ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR

  • BILLY PORTER
  • EDDIE MURPHY
  • FOREST WHITAKER
  • JAMIE FOXX
  • MICHAEL B. JORDAN
  • OMARI HARDWICK

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

  • ALEX HIBBERT
  • ASANTE BLACKK
  • JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON
  • MARSAI MARTIN
  • MILES BROWN
  • STORM REID

BEST MOVIE

  • BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
  • HARRIET
  • HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ
  • JUST MERCY
  • QUEEN & SLIM

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • AJEÉ WILSON
  • CLARESSA SHIELDS
  • COCO GAUFF
  • NAOMI OSAKA
  • SERENA WILLIAMS
  • SIMONE BILES

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

  • GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
  • KAWHI LEONARD
  • LEBRON JAMES
  • ODELL BECKHAM JR.
  • PATRICK MAHOMES II
  • STEPHEN CURRY

BET HER AWARD

  • ALICIA KEYS UNDERDOG
  • BEYONCÉ FT. BLUE IVY CARTER, WIZKID & SAINT JHN BROWN SKIN GIRL
  • CIARA FT. LUPITA NYONG’O, ESTER DEAN, CITY GIRLS & LA LA MELANIN
  • LAYTON GREENE I CHOOSE
  • LIZZO FT. MISSY ELLIOT TEMPO
  • RAPSODY FT. PJ MORTON AFENI

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

  • CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE NO GUIDANCE
  • DABABY BOP
  • FUTURE FT. DRAKE LIFE IS GOOD
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN HOT GIRL SUMMER
  • RODDY RICCH THE BOX
  • THE WEEKND HEARTLESS

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  • BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
  • INNOSS’B (DRC)
  • SHO MADJOZI (S. AFRICA)
  • DAVE (U.K.)
  • STORMZY (U.K.)
  • NINHO (FRANCE)
  • S.PRI NOIR (FRANCE)

VIEWERS’ CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

  • REMA (NIGERIA)
  • SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)
  • CELESTE (U.K.)
  • YOUNG T & BUGSEY (U.K.)
  • HATIK (FRANCE)
  • STACY (FRANCE)
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