2020 BET Awards Is LIVE This Sunday

The 2020 BET Awards are set to go Sunday with a different twist thanks to the current pandemic.

The network announced in April that the annual awards program would take place but will air virtually “using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content.”

The show will mark the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and John Legend, among others.

Here’s what we know about the show:

When: The show is set for Sunday.

What time: The awards show will begin at 8 p.m. ET and end at 11 p.m. ET.

What channel: CBS and BET will be airing the ceremony, as will BET Her.

Livestream: You can stream the show at CBS All Access.

Host: Amanda Seales will serve as host for the ceremony.


Performers for the evening include:

Alicia Keys

Chloe X Halle

D Smoke



Jennifer Hudson

John Legend

Jonathan McReynolds

Kane Brown

Lil Wayne



Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch


Summer Walker


Wayne Brady


Here are the nominations for the 2020 BET Awards:

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

Best female R&B/pop artist



Jhene Aiko



Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Anderson Paak

Chris Brown



The Weeknd


Best group

Chloe x Halle

City Girls





Best collaboration

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, "Higher"

Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good"

H.E.R. ft. YG, "Slide"

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer"

Wale ft. Jeremih, "On Chill"

Best male hip-hop artist




Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj


Video of the year

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

DaBaby, "Bop"

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, "Higher"

Doja Cat, "Say So"

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer"

Roddy Ricch, "The Box"

Video director of the year

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Director X

Eif Rivera

Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor

Best new artist


Lil Nas X

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch

Summer Walker

YBN Cordae

Dr. Bobby Jones

Best gospel/inspirational

Fred Hammond, "Alright"

John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, "I Made It Out"

Kanye West, "Follow God"

Kirk Franklin, "Just for Me"

PJ Morton ft. Le'Andria Johnson and Mary Mary, "All In His Pain"

The Clark Sisters, "Victory"

Best movie

"Bad Boys for Life"

"Dolemite Is My Name"


"Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé"

"Just Mercy"

"Queen & Slim"

Best actress

Angela Bassett

Cynthia Erivo

Issa Rae

Regina King

Tracee Ellis Ross


Best actor

Billy Porter

Eddie Murphy

Forest Whitaker

Jamie Foxx

Michael B. Jordan

Omari Hardwick

Young stars 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

BET HER award

Alicia Keys, "Underdog"

Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid and Saint Jhn, "Brown Skin Girl"

Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls and La La, "Melanin"

Layton Greene, "I Choose"

Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, "Tempo"

Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, "Afeni"

Viewer's choice award

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

DaBaby, "Bop"

Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good"

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, "Hot Girl Summer"

Roddy Ricch, "The Box"

The Weeknd, "Heartless"

Best international act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Innoss'B (DRC)

Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

Dave (U.K.)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ninho (France)

S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer's choice: Best new international act

Rema (Nigeria)

SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)

Celeste (U.K.)

Young T and Bugsey (U.K.)

Hatik (France)

Stacy (France)

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