Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

Jun 26, 2017, 00:29

Between her comedic chops, a list of famous faces being honored, fashion trendsetters and musical talent, the 2017 BET awards will be must watch TV.

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today.

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The Best International Act category awards have over the years been filmed a day prior to the main awards show, something many have complain about as being unfair and described it as backstage awards. "I want to represent since they've given me the opportunity to do this", she said.

Awards season is a wonderful time of the year. Beyoncé's seven nominations include nods for best female R&B/pop artist (up against sister Solange), best collaboration (with Kendrick Lamar on "Freedom"), album of the year and video of the year. Watching artists like Bruno Mars, Big Sean and Little Wayne is just a few easy clicks away.

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Mars and Beyonce will also compete for album of the year, video director of the year and the viewer's choice award.

The event, which is being hosted by Leslie Jones, will be live streamed on and it will also be available on YouTube.

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Handing out prizes at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will be Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr. The network has two live streams planned for Sunday - a red carpet preshow starting at 6 p.m. and a ceremony stream starting at 8 p.m.

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