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#BET2019: Burna Boy, Teni & Mr Eazi Nominated In 2019 BET Awards + See Full Nomination List

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#BET2019: Burna Boy, Teni & Mr Eazi Nominated In 2019 BET Awards + See Full Nomination List

Overview: #BET2019: Burna Boy, Teni & Mr Eazi Nominated In 2019 BET Awards + See Full Nomination List

As BET awards releases the nominees for the 2019 award scheduled for
June, Our Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy, Teni and Mr Eazi have been
nominated in the upcoming BET Awards scheduled to take place on June 24,
2019

Teni has been nominated in the Best new international act while Burna
Boy and Mr Eazi have been nominated in the Best International Act
category.

See the full list below

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

BEST GROUP
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby and Gunna
Migos
The Carters

BEST COLLABORATION
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny – “I Like It”
H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott featuring Drake – “Sicko Mode”
Tyga featuring Offset – “Taste”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B – “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “Nice for What”
The Carters – “Apes**t”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

BEST NEW ARTIST
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL
Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell – “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond – “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen – “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YOUNG STARS
Caleb McLaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
Blackkklansman
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Championships – Meek Mill
Everything Is Love – The Carters
Astroworld – Travis Scott

BET HER
Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”
Ciara – “Level Up”
H.E.R. – “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae – “PYNK”
Queen Naija – “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor – “Rose in Harlem”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE
Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny – “I Like It”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
J. Cole – “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake – “Sicko Mode”

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