The exhibit will go on Sunday at eight p.m. on BET and CBS with its first-ever digital ceremony hosted with the aid of comic Amanda Seales. And there are nonetheless lots of A-list acts on the musical lineup, together with Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Lil Wayne.
The match will additionally exhibit performances through some of the freshest inexperienced persons in the game, from DaBaby and Roddy Ricch to Megan Thee Stallion. The latter two artists each have 5 nominations this 12 months — they’re every up for Video of the Year, Album of the Year and Viewers’ Choice Award.
Also up for Video of the Year is Drake, who leads all nominees with six nods. Meanwhile, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby every have 4 nominations.
There may also no longer be a crimson carpet this year, however a who’s who of stars will nevertheless be upping the glamour quotient at the festivities, which consist of a pre-show at 7 p.m. on BET hosted by means of Terrence J. and Erica Ash.
Billy Porter, Naomi Campbell, Misty Copeland, Samuel L. Jackson, Viola Davis, Regina Hall, Michael B. Jordan and Lena Waithe are amongst the celebs who are scheduled to show up at some point of the show.
The awards exhibit this 12 months will possibly take on a extra political note, given latest Black Lives Matter activism. Legendary rap crew Public Enemy will function their new anti-Trump tirade, “State of the Union (STFU),” and Congresswoman Maxine Waters is anticipated to be in attendance.