BET Awards Nominations: Drake and Glorilla Lead Field – Deadline

Drake today garnered seven nominations for the music-heavy 2023 BET Awards, and Glorilla was second with six. Both are also up for Album of the Year. Lizzo and 21 Savage lead with five nominations.

vying for best picture Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Creed 3, Emancipation, Nope, The Woman King, Til And whitney houston: i wanna dance with somebody, The nominees for Best Actress are Angela Bassett, Coco Jones, Janelle James, Janelle Monae, Keke Palmer, Viola Davis and Zendaya. The Best Actor race will include Amin Joseph, Brian Tyree Henry, Damson Idris, Daniel Kaluuya, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flannery Jr., Donald Glover and Michael B. Jordan.

Celebrating creative expression and Black excellence in music, TV, film and sports, the 23rd BET Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 25. Last year’s winners included Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion and Jazmine Sullivan.

Here are the nominees for the 2023 BET Awards:

album of the year

Anyway, Life’s Great, Glorilla

Breezy, Chris Brown

God Did, Dj Khaled

her loss, drake and 21 savage

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar

renaissance, beyoncé


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

ari lennox


coco jones





Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Brent Faiyaz

burna boy

Chris Brown



assistant teacher

best group

city ​​girls

drake and 21 savage



Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

quavo and takeoff


best cooperation

Big Energy (Remix), Latto & Mariah Carey feat. Dj Khaled

Boyz A Liar Pt. 2, Pinkpants & 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 and 21 Savage

FNF (Let’s Go), Hitkidd and GloRilla

Tomorrow 2, Glorilla & Cardi B

Wait For You, Future ft. drake and thames

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

cardi b

someone take


ice spice


megan the stallion

nicki minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage



J Cole

jack harlow

Kendrick Lamar

lil baby

video of the year

we (warm embrace) chris brown

2 Million Up Pizzy, Jeezy & The Real Boston Richie feat. Rob49

About Damon 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 Aways

benny boom

burna boy

Cole Bennett

dave free and kendrick lamar

director x

Teyana “Spike T” Taylor

Best New Artist


coco jones




ice spice

lola brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Bless Me, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

The End (Live), Tamela Mann

I’ve Got Joy, Cece Winans

Kingdom, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Rhine and Chandler Moore

New, Ty Tribbett

One Moment From Glory, Yolanda Adams

The Better Benediction (Pt. 2), PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Leandrea Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kiera Sheard and Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Viewers Choice Award

about damn time lizzo

break my soul, beyoncé

First Class Jack Harlow

Jimmy Cook, Drake feat. 21 Savage

kill bill, sza

last last burna boy

super freaky girl, nicki minaj

Wait For You, Future ft. drake and thames

Best International Act

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Star (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Central CE (UK)

Ella Mai (UK)

Ko (South Africa)

L7nnon (Brazil)

Stormzy (UK)

Tiacola (France)

Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act

Acek (Nigeria)

Kamidoh (Ghana)

Flo (UK)

Libya (Cameroon)

Maureen (France)

Mc Ryan SP (Brazil)

Pabby Cooper (South Africa)

Ray (UK)

Verenoi (France)

bet you

about damn time lizzo

Boyz A Liar Pt. 2, Pinkpants & Ice Spice

break my soul, beyoncé

Her, Megan Thee Stallion

Lift Me Up, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music Inspired by and Inspired by – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson

player, no lere

special, lizzo

best movie

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

creed 3



lady king

As far as

whitney houston: i wanna dance with somebody

best Actor

Amin Joseph

Brian Tyree Henry

Damson Idris

daniel kaluya

Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flannery Jr.

Donald Glover

Michael B. Jordan

best Actress

Angela Bassett

coco jones

Janelle James

Janelle Monae

keke palmer

viola davis


youngstar award

Akira Akbar

Alaya High

demi singleton

genesis dennis

marsai martin

thaddeus j mixson

young dylan

Sportswoman of the Year Award

alexis morris

Allyson Felix

angel reese

candace parker

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Shaqari Richardson

Sportsman of the Year Award

aaron judge

bubba wallace

gervonta davis

Jalan Hearts

Lebron James

patrick mahomes

Stephen Curry