Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

Mike Hodges | 26 June, 2017, 00:32

Bruno will join DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Future, Migos, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, Khalid and SZA, who are also billed to perform at the prizegiving to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The show will air live on BET.

Leslie Jones, comedian and host of the 2017 BET Awards, announced Friday morning (June 23) that her unrequited love affair with Bruno Mars is about to hit a new level. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

Fans hoping to get a peek at some of the action going on backstage can check out Twitter starting at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday for a livestream capturing behind the scenes moments.

Here's a few things to know about the BET Awards, taking place on Sunday, June 25th. Other notable nominations include Chance the Rapper and Migos, who are also up for four nominations. The 24-year-old rapper will join the likes of Jesse Williams, Al Sharpton, Muhammad Ali, John Legend and several others who have received the award in the past. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including "Album of the Year, ' "Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, ' and "Video of the Year" for "24K Magic".

Earlier this month BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 "BET Awards".

Mars has been on an R&B adventure with his latest album, "24K Magic", which was inspired by '90s R&B.

The most epic showdown will come when the victor of the best male hip hop artist award is revealed.

"Saturday Night Live!" star Leslie Jones, is slated to bring the big laughs as your hostesss with the mostess.

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