Beyoncé tops 2017 BET Awards nominations

Beyoncé is the leading nominee for this year’s BET Awards, the network announced Monday morning.

The pop star, who is the most nominated and winning artist in the show’s 17-year-history, scored seven nods for her “Lemonade” — including album of the year.

The ceremony celebrates black excellence in music, film, TV, sports and philanthropy and will air live June 25 from the Microsoft Theater at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Last year, Beyoncé’s polarizing “Formation” video took one of the night’s biggest honors, video of the year; this year, her bawdy anthem “Sorry” is up against hits from Big Sean, Migos, Bruno Mars and her sister, Solange.

She’s also nominated for collaboration (with two different songs), female R&B/pop artist and video director.

Bruno Mars follows with five nods, including album of the year and male R&B/pop artist.

Solange’s breakout “A Seat at the Table” scored the singer her first BET nods since 2009. She collected four, including album of the year.

Migos and Chance the Rapper also landed four nods, with Chance leading the pack for new artist (the Grammy winner is up against 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A.) and album of the year.

BET anchors its awards spectacle with a multi-day festival across multiple venues at downtown’s L.A. Live, including Staples Center and the Novo (formerly Club Nokia).

Tickets are on sale now through Axs. Single-day Staples Center show tickets start at $49.50, with three-day packages starting at $148.50.

VIP packages, which include a ticket to the awards show, are currently on sale. Packages range from $1,095 to $4,500.

A complete list of nominees can be seen here.



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