The 20th annual BET Awards will carry on amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual ceremony full of A-list remote performances.
Hosted by comedian Amanda Seales, the event will forgo the traditional red carpet affairs and offer up “innovative techniques” and “artist-generated content,” according to an official statement. It airs this Sunday, June 28th at 8 pm EST on BET.
BET BUZZ: BET Awards ‘20: 6 Reasons To Tune In For Black Music’s Biggest Night pic.twitter.com/HYddT3rZMe
— #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 23, 2020
Drake leads this year’s group with six nominations, including “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist,” “Video of the Year” and “Best Collaboration.” Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch also dominated with five nominations apiece. Each newcomer is up for “Album of the Year,” “Video of the Year” and “Best Hip-Hop Artist” in their respective gendered categories.
Most nominated artists at 2020 #BETAwards:
Drake – 6
Megan Thee Stallion – 5
Roddy Ricch – 5
Beyoncé – 4
Nicki Minaj – 4
Chris Brown – 4
Lizzo – 4
DaBaby – 4 pic.twitter.com/syN9qqtZDR
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 15, 2020
BET is continuing to update its performer list as the ceremony draws near. Check out the growing roster of artists set to perform at the event’s 40th anniversary this Sunday, June 25th:
Chloe X Halle
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch – with special guest
Check back here for a regularly updated list of performers at the 2020 BET Awards. Who are you most excited to see? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter at @PopCrave!