The stage is set for the highly anticipated 2023 BET Awards, and leading the pack with an impressive seven nominations is none other than the chart-topping rap superstar Drake. This year’s ceremony, airing live from Los Angeles on June 25, promises to be a star-studded celebration of music and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Joining Drake in the race for top honors are rising talents GloRilla, Lizzo, and 21 Savage, all with multiple nods to their names.
Drake: The Reigning Champion
Drake’s dominance in music continues as he secures seven nominations, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. His collaboration with 21 Savage, the album ‘Her Loss,’ also earned nods for Album of the Year and Best Group. Additionally, his captivating song “Wait for U” featuring Future, and Tems is up for Best Collaboration and the Viewer’s Choice award.
GloRilla’s Breakthrough Success
Emerging as a breakthrough artist, GloRilla proves her mettle with six impressive nominations. She will be contending for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year with her E.P. ‘Anyways, Life’s Great.’ Her music videos for “Tomorrow 2” with Cardi B and “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd also secured nominations for Video of the Year.
Album Of The Year
- Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla
- Breezy, Chris Brown
- God Dig, DJ Khaled
- Her Loss, Drake, and 21 Savage
- Renaissance, Beyonce
- S.O.S., S.Z.A.
Best New Artists
- Coco Jones
- Ice Spice
- Lola Brooke
- Akira Akbar
- Alaya High
- Demi Singleton
- Genesis Denise
- Marsai Martin
- Young Dylan
Rivalries And Celebrations
The Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category will witness fierce competition between GloRilla and industry powerhouses like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award will be a battle among 21 Savage, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and other talented contenders. The BET Awards will feature breathtaking performances from renowned artists, although the lineup is yet to be announced. Moreover, this year’s show aims to commemorate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.
Beyond Music: Film And Sports Recognition
While primarily honoring achievements in music, the BET Awards also recognize notable contributions from the film and sports industries. Categories like Best Movie, Best Actress, and Best Actor will showcase exceptional talent, with films like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “The Woman King” vying for the top spot. The YoungStars award category highlights promising young talents, with nominees including Alaya High (That Girl Lay Lay), Marsai Martin, and Dylan Gilmer, among others. This category showcases the incredible potential of these rising stars.
The stage is set for the 2023 BET Awards, where Drake leads the nominations with an impressive seven nods. Alongside him, GloRilla, Lizzo, and 21 Savage are poised to make their mark on the music industry’s most celebrated event, with electrifying performances and recognition across various entertainment fields. The B.E.T. Awards promises an unforgettable night of glitz, glamour, and groundbreaking talent.