2023 BET award: Burna Boy, Asake, Tems, Ayra Starr, earn nominations

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Burna Boy, Tems, Ayra Starr, and Asake have been announced as the four Nigerian artists nominated for the 2023 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

Burna Boy, who has already secured a Grammy win, received nominations in the categories of Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director of the Year, Viewer’s Choice, and Best International Act.

Tems, another Grammy winner, earned nominations for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration, and Viewers Choice.

Asake and Ayra Starr each received one nomination. Asake will compete in the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category, while Ayra Starr will go head-to-head with Burna Boy in the Best International Act category.

BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:

Album of the Year
Anyways, Life’s Great — GloRilla
Breezy — Chris Brown
God Did — DJ Khaled
Her Loss — Drake & 21 Savage
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — Kendrick Lamar
Renaissance, — Beyoncé
SOS — SZA

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Ari Lennox
Beyoncé
Coco Jones
H.E.R.
Lizzo
SZA
Tems

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Blxst
Brent Faiyaz
Burna Boy
Chris Brown
Drake
The Weeknd
Usher

Best Group
City Girls
Drake & 21 Savage
Dvsn
FLO
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Quavo & Takeoff
Wanmor

Best Collaboration
Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled — “Big Energy (Remix)”
Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice — “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2”
Chris Brown feat. Wizkid — “Call Me Every Day”
King Combs feat. Kodak Black — “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”
Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage — “Creepin’”
Hitkidd & GloRilla — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
GloRilla & Cardi B — “Tomorrow 2”
Future feat. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Video of the Year
“We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
“2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49
“About Damn Time,” Lizzo
“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
“First Class,” Harlow
“Kill Bill,” SZA
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Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky for AWGE
Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Director X
Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor

Best New Artist
Ambré
Coco Jones
Doechii
FLO
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Lola Brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin — “Bless Me”
Tamela Mann — “Finished (Live)”
CeCe Winans — “I’ve Got Joy”
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore — “I’ve Got Joy”
Tye Tribbett — “New”
Yolanda Adams — “One Moment From Glory”
PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard — “The Better Benediction (Pt.2)

Viewer’s Choice Award
Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
Jack Harlow — “First Class”
Drake feat 21 Savage — “Jimmy Cooks”
SZA — “Kill Bill”
Burna Boy — “Last Last”
Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl”
Future feat. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best International Act
Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Central Cee (UK)
Ella Mai (UK)
Ko (South Africa)
L7nnon (Brazil)
Stormzy (UK)
Tiakola (France)
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act
Asake (Nigeria)
Camidoh (Ghana)
Flo (UK)
Libianca (Cameroon)
Maureen (France)
MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
Raye (UK)
Werenoi (France)

BET Her
Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice — “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2”
Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
Megan Thee Stallion — “Her”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Music From And Inspired By Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson — “Lift Me Up”
Coi Leray — “Players”
Lizzo — “Special”

Best Movie
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Creed 3
Emancipation
Nope
The Woman King
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