BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in


Here's a few things to know about the BET Awards, taking place on Sunday, June 25th.

Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Trey Songz, DJ Khaled, Future and Maxwell are some of the artistes scheduled to perform on the night. Host Leslie Jones confirmed the news a couple days ago on Twitter.

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today.

Jones has had plenty of posts leading up to the awards show, including one where she appeared to be enjoying herself at a BET Award pre-party event on Wednesday night. "I want to represent since they've given me the opportunity to do this", she said.

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Among men, Bruno Mars leads with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his No. 1 disc "24K Magic" as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director and Viewers Choice. The show will also be available to view on YouTube, and fans with cable provider logins can live stream the show on the BET Now app.

The BET Awards will air June 25 at 8 p.m. EST on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The One Dance sensation also bagged seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards, won three Billboard awards and won an award for writing Drake's "One Dance".

BET Networks also revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award while multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening's Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.