Drake scored a leading seven nominations for the music-heavy 2023 BET Awards today, and GloRilla was next with six. Both also are up for Album of the Year. Lizzo and 21 Savage follow with five nominations apiece.

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Celebrating creative expression and Black excellence across music, TV, film, and sports, the 23rd BET Awards will be handed out 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

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

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Ari Lennox      
Coco Jones    

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Brent Faiyaz   
Burna Boy      
Chris Brown   
The Weeknd  

Best Group

City Girls        
Drake & 21 Savage   
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Quavo & Takeoff        

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        
Ice Spice        
Megan Thee 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, 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

Coco Jones    
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, Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson
Players, Coi Leray
Special, Lizzo

Best Movie

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever     
Creed 3          
The Woman King       
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     

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

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