BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in

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The 2017 nominations are being led by Beyonce who has been named in seven categories.

"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show", the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today. "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV".

She also revealed that she was thrilled to take up hosting duties.

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.

(CNN) - The biggest stars in sports, film and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers. Other notable nominations include Chance the Rapper and Migos, who are also up for four nominations.

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This is the second straight year Wizkid will be winning the award.

The group is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and BET is sure to have something in store to delight fans. In addition to his performance, the "That's What I Like" singer is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video Director of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year.

Nicki Minaj who is a seven-time victor for best female hip hop artist will face off against Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma and Young M.A.

Look for a nod the major loss that hit the hip hop community this week, when legendary rapper Prodigy died during a stop in Las Vegas for a performance. Host Leslie Jones confirmed the news a couple days ago on Twitter.

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