Stevie Wonder Added to Prince Tribute Lineup at #BETAwards


The 2016 BET Awards airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on BET.
The 2016 BET Awards airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

What better way to end Black Music Month than with the 2016 “BET Awards”?

And like its predecessors, this year’s show — which includes a star studded tribute to Prince — will to be one we’ll talk about for years to come.

Stevie Wonder, Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae are among those who’ll perform in the Prince tribute (BET famously shaded Madonna’s Prince tribute at the Billboard Awards). “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will co-host the show, which will also honor Muhammad Ali.

Drake leads the list of entertainers with an impressive nine nominations including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, ‘Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip-hop artist Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Bey and Nicki Minaj are up for Best Collaboration for “Feeling Myself” but face tough competion from RiRi and Drake’s “Work”?

Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Video Director of the Year. Future could also walk away with four awards including Best Male Hip Hop Artist and the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.

Take a look at the full list of nominees below. The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles this weekend. It will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

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Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Andra Day
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet

Best Collaboration
Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign – “Play No Games”
Big Sean Ft. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World “
Future Ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Rihanna Ft. Drake – “Work”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Fetty Wap
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Dej Loaf
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t “
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Rihanna Ft. Drake – “Work”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
O’shea Jackson Jr.

YoungStars Award
Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhané Wallis
Willow Smith
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
“Beasts of No Nation”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Sportswoman of the Year
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Cam Newton
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Future Ft. Drake – “Where Ya At”
Rihanna Ft. Drake – “Work”

Centric Award
Andra Day – “Rise Up”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”
Rihanna – “Bbhmm”
The Internet – “Under Control”

Best International Act Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act UK
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Tinie Tempah

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