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2017 BET Awards Best International Act AfricaMultiple award-winning dancehall singer, Stonebwoy will lift the flag for Ghana at the BET Awards, as the only nominee from Ghana in the Best African Act category. Mr Eazi, who also traces the success of his music to Ghana is also shortlisted  in the category. The other nominees from the continent include Starboy frontman Wizkid, Tekno, Davido (Nigeria), as well as AKA, Nasty C, and Babes Wodumo (South Africa). Meanwhile, Beyoncé  leads all artists with seven nominations including one for the award show’s highest honor, video of the year, for “Sorry.”The 2017 edition of the awards is scheduled for the Microsoft Theatre on June 25. The complete list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards are: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist BEYONCÉ KEHLANI MARY J. BLIGE RIHANNA SOLANGE Best Male R&B/Pop Artist BRUNO MARS CHRIS BROWN THE WEEKND TREY SONGZ USHER Best Group 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FAT JOE & REMY MA MIGOS RAE SREMMURD Best Collaboration BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES Best Male Hip-Hop Artist BIG SEAN CHANCE THE RAPPER DRAKE FUTURE J. COLE KENDRICK LAMAR Best Female Hip-Hop Artist CARDI B MISSY ELLIOTT NICKI MINAJ REMY MA YOUNG M.A. Video of the Year BEYONCÉ – SORRY BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY Video Director of the Year BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY” BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE” DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD” HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER” KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY” Best New Artist 21 SAVAGE CARDI B CHANCE THE RAPPER KHALID YOUNG M.A. Album of the Year 24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION) TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES Best Actress GABRIELLE UNION ISSA RAE JANELLE MONÁE TARAJI P. HENSON VIOLA DAVIS Best Actor BRYSHERE Y. GRAY DENZEL WASHINGTON DONALD GLOVER MAHERSHALA ALI OMARI HARDWICK YoungStars Award ACE HUNTER CALEB MCLAUGHLIN JADEN SMITH MARSAI MARTIN YARA SHAHIDI Best Movie FENCES GET OUT HIDDEN FIGURES MOONLIGHT THE BIRTH OF A NATION Sportswoman of the Year Award GABBY DOUGLAS SERENA WILLIAMS SIMONE BILES SKYLAR DIGGINS VENUS WILLIAMS Sportsman of the Year Award CAM NEWTON LEBRON JAMES ODELL BECKHAM JR. RUSSELL WESTBROOK STEPHEN CURRY Centric Award FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE KEHLANI – DISTRACTION MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY SYD – ALL ABOUT ME YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award BEYONCÉ – SORRY BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC DRAKE – FAKE LOVE MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY Best International Act: Europe BOOBA (France) MHD (France) CRAIG DAVID (UK) EMELI SANDÉ (UK) GIGGS (UK) SKEPTA (UK) STORMZY (UK) WILEY (UK) Best International Act: Africa AKA (South Africa) BABES WODUMO (South Africa) DAVIDO (Nigeria) NASTY C (South Africa) STONEBWOY (Ghana) TEKNO (Nigeria) WIZKID (Nigeria) MR EAZI (Nigeria)]]>

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