This year’s BET Awards looks like it’s going to end in a showdown between Beyonce and Solange. May the best Knowles win. The sisters have both been nominated to receive the award for best female R&B/pop artist, along with Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Kehlani.
Beyonce is actually up for the most awards total at the ceremony set to take place on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She’s been nominated in a staggering seven different categories. It seems like the BET voters really loved her most recent “visual” album Lemonade. After taking home the top prize last year for “Formation,” last year,Beyonce has been nominated in that category once again for her visual “Sorry,” where she’ll again face down Solange and the latter’s video “Cranes In the Sky.”
After Beyonce, the person up for the most awards is Bruno Mars with five. From there, there’s a lengthy list of artists with four nominations, including Solange, but also Migos and Chance The Rapper who will go up against Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Future and Big Sean for best male hip-hop artist. In another interesting twist, Nicki Minaj is facing her nemesis Remy Ma to take best female hip-hop artist. Minaj has won the award every single year going all the way back to 2010.
Keeping it 100, the real winner, no matter who takes home the statue at the end of the night remains the Knowles’s mother Tina.