Get ready for the 2020 BET Awards


The star-studded show airs Monday, 29 June at 03:00 only on BET Africa (DStv 129).

Black Thought, Jay Rock, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Jahi, Nas, Public Enemy, Rapsody, Questlove, and YG will join the star-studded line-up of performers at the 2020 BET Awards, taking place Monday, 29 June at 03:00.

In addition, US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, along with leading entertainers Billy Porter, Courtney B. Vance, Debbie Allen, Deon Cole, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, La La Anthony, Lena Waithe, Lizzo, Michael B. Jordan, Misty Copeland, Naomi Campbell, Omari Hardwick, Quavo, Quincy Jones, Rapsody, Regina Hall, Samuel L. Jackson, Saweetie, Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg and more will make appearances at the annual show, which expanded its footprint to go beyond the confines of a traditional stage show in response to safety precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, marking a first for the network.

Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, the 2020 BET Awards will also feature performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, and Wayne Brady. BET Amplified Artists Masego and Lonr, are also set to take the BET Amplified Music Stage - a platform for emerging artists.


Dominating this year’s nominations is Drake with a total of 6, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year, and two nods for both Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice for his features alongside Chris Brown (No Guidance) and Future (Life Is Good).

Newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch follow closely behind with five nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion nominations include Best Female Hip Hop, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Album of the Year, and Viewer’s Choice Award. Roddy Ricch’s nods include Best Male Hip Hop, Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Viewer’s Choice Award.

Other leading nominees include BeyoncéNicki MinajChris BrownLizzo, and DaBaby, as each garnered four nominations. BET will also honour the Best International Ac in the main show, along with the fan-voted category Best New International Act in the pre-show.


Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will oversee The BET Awards 2020 and serve as Executive Producer along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

BET.com/betawards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year's show.

Watch the 2020 BET Awards Sunday, 29 June at 03:00 only on BET (DStv 129)


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