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How to stream the BET Awards

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Jun 29, 2020, 11:44 am*

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Jaime Carrillo 

Jaime Carrillo


The time has come once again to celebrate Black brilliance in culture, music with the 2020 BET Awards. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things, but the show must and will go on.

This year marks the 20th consecutive year of the awards, but will also celebrate the 40th year since BET went live. Hosted by Amanda Seales, the awards may be the biggest yet, despite the circumstances. Superstar Drake garnered the most nominations, with H.E.R, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Beyoncè, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lizzo vying for the coveted Album of the Year Award. Plus, there’s plenty of live performances including Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, Lil Wayne, Masego, and LONR.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the BET Awards.

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What are the BET Awards?

Established in 2001, the awards celebrate excellence by African Americans and other minorities in the past year in the realm of culture, sports, acting, and music. The awards are presented live on BET each year. This year, the awards will also be simulcast on CBS.

  • Launched: June 2001
  • Airtime: Sunday, June 28 at 8pm PST
  • Channel: BET and CBS
  • Genre: Award show
  • Starring: Hosted by Amanda Seales

How to stream BET Awards

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2020 BET Award Nominees

Album of the Year

  • Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
  • Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
  • Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
  • I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
  • Kirk – DaBaby
  • Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch

Video of the Year

  • Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
  • DaBaby – “Bop”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
  • Doja Cat – “Say So”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

  • Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
  • DaBaby – “Bop”
  • Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
  • The Weeknd – “Heartless”

Best Collaboration

  • Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
  • Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
  • H.E.R. featuring YG – “Slide”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
  • Wale featuring Jeremih – “On Chill”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • H.E.R.
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Lizzo
  • Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Anderson Paak
  • Chris Brown
  • Jacquees
  • Khalid
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Doja Cat
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Lil Baby
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Travis Scott

Best Group

  • Chloe x Halle
  • City Girls
  • EarthGang
  • Griselda
  • Jackboys
  • Migos

Best New Artist

  • DaniLeigh
  • Lil Nas X
  • Pop Smoke
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Summer Walker
  • YBN Cordae

Best Gospel Award

  • Fred Hammond – “Alright”
  • John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
  • Kanye West – “Follow God”
  • Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me”
  • PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
  • The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

BET Her Award

  • Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
  • Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl”
  • Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
  • Layton Greene – “I Choose”
  • Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott – “Tempo
  • Rapsody featuring PJ Morgan – “Afeni”

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Cole Bennett
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Eif Rivera
  • Teyana Taylor

Best Movie

  • Bad Boys for Life
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Harriet
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • Just Mercy
  • Queen & Slim
  • The Lion King

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Issa Rae
  • Regina King
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Zendaya
  • Jennifer Lopez

Best Actor

  • Billy Porter
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Will Smith

YoungStars Award

  • Alex Hibbert
  • Asante Blackk
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston
  • Marsai Martin
  • Miles Brown
  • Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year

  • Ajeé Wilson
  • Claressa Shields
  • Coco Gauff
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • LeBron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Patrick Mahomes II
  • Stephen Curry

Best International Act

  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Innoss’B (DRC)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
  • Dave (UK)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Ninho (France)
  • S.Pri Noir (France)

Best New International Act

  • Rema (Nigeria)
  • Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
  • Celeste (UK)
  • Young T & Bugsey (UK)
  • Hatik (France)
  • Stacy (France)

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*First Published: Jun 28, 2020, 7:00 am