Beyoncé is vying to win finest feminine R&B/pop artist for the 10th time.
In case you tune into the BET Awards on June 23, there are quite a few storylines that you could be wish to observe. Listed here are 9 of essentially the most intriguing ones.
Cardi B Defends Two Titles
Cardi B is defending two titles that she gained final yr — finest feminine hip-hip artist and the Coca-Cola viewers’ selection award. Her competitors for finest feminine hip-hop artist consists of two different previous winners within the class, Nicki Minaj (a seven-time class champ) and Remy Ma (a two-time winner), in addition to Kash Doll, Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion.
Cardi B gained the viewers’ selection award final yr for “Bodak Yellow,” which was her first No. 1 hit on the Sizzling 100. She’s nominated this yr for “I Like It,” a collabo with Unhealthy Bunny and J Balvin, which turned her second. If she wins once more, she’ll tie Beyoncé and Rihanna for many wins within the class by a feminine artist. Drake, who has gained twice on this class, has two nominees this yr, “In My Feelings” and Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” on which he’s featured. The opposite nominees are Infantile Gambino’s “This Is America,” Ella Mai’s “Trip” and J. Cole’s “Middle Child.”
Cardi B vs. Travis Scott, the Rematch
On the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privateness beat Scott’s Astroworld for finest rap album. The 2 albums are competing once more for album of the yr. Additionally nominated: The Carters’ Every thing Is Love (which gained a Grammy as finest city modern album) and two albums that have been launched after the Sept. 30, 2018 eligibility cut-off for final yr’s Grammys — Mai’s Ella Mai and Meek Mill’s Championships.
Infantile Gambino vs. The Carters, the Rematch
Additionally on the Grammys, Gambino’s video for the topical “This Is America” beat The Carters’ “Apeshit,” which they shot within the Louvre, for finest music video. They’re competing once more for video of the yr. Beyoncé is a six-time winner on this class; Jay-Z gained in 2012 for “Otis,” a collabo with Kanye West. They face two different previous winners on this class, Drake (for “Nice for What”) and Bruno Mars (for “Please Me,” a collabo with Cardi B). Drake gained final yr for “God’s Plan.” The opposite nominees are a second Cardi B video, “Money,” and 21 Savage’s “A Lot” (that includes J. Cole).
Drake Seeks to Surpass Kendrick Lamar
Drake is vying to turn out to be the primary artist to win finest male hip-hop artist 5 instances. He is at present tied with Kendrick Lamar with 4 wins every within the class. Drake faces two of this yr’s nominees for album of the yr, Scott and Meek Mill, in addition to 21 Savage, J. Cole and the late Nipsey Hussle. Word: Drake’s Scorpion was handed over for an album of the yr nom.
Beyoncé Goes For Her 10th Win in Her Class
Beyoncé is vying to win finest feminine R&B/pop artist for the 10th time; the sixth yr in a row. Her competitors consists of her sister, Solange; Mai, who’s the one feminine solo artist nominated for album of the yr; SZA, final yr’s winner for finest new artist; H.E.R., a nominee final yr for finest new artist; and Teyana Taylor, who’s signed to West’s GOOD Music label. Word: Beyoncé’s Homecoming: The Reside Album was launched after the March 31 shut of eligibility for this yr’s awards.
Will Bruno Mars’ Profitable Streak Finish?
Mars has gained finest male R&B/pop artist the final two years working. He is vying to turn out to be the primary artist to win on this class three years in a row. However Khalid, who landed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 together with his sophomore launch, Free Spirit, is a powerful challenger. So is Anderson .Paak, whose fourth album, Ventura, reached No. four on the Billboard 200. (Each albums have been launched too late to qualify for album of the yr noms.) The opposite nominees are Chris Brown, who has gained a document 4 instances on this class; John Legend, who accomplished his EGOT final September; and Gambino, who gained 4 Grammys in February.
Will The Carters Take Greatest Group?
As album of the yr nominees, The Carters have a good chance of profitable finest group. Each members of the duo have gained on this class up to now. Beyoncé gained twice as a part of Future’s Baby. Jay-Z gained seven years in the past for The Throne, his collaboration with West. However to win, they will must unseat Migos, which has gained on this class the final two years working. If the trio wins once more this yr, they will tie OutKast for essentially the most wins ever within the class. The opposite nominees are Chloe x Halle, Metropolis Women and a collab — Lil Child and Gunna.
Will the BETs Make Up For the Grammys’ Snub Of Juice Wrld?
Juice Wrld is nominated for finest new artist, six months after being neglected for a nom in that very same class within the Grammy Award course of. Juice Wrld topped the Billboard 200 in March for the primary time together with his sophomore album Demise Race for Love (which was handed over for an album of the yr nom). He faces Blueface, Metropolis Women, Lil Child and Queen Naija. Metropolis Women are hoping to make slightly historical past of their very own. The feminine rap duo would turn out to be the primary group or duo to win on this class.
Will Kirk Franklin Tie Yolanda Adams?
Kirk Franklin has two noms for the very best gospel/inspirational award (which is called in honor of gospel singer Dr. Bobby Jones). Franklin is nominated for “Love Theory” and as a featured artist on Tori Kelly’s “Never Alone.” If both wins, Franklin will tie Yolanda Adams for many wins within the class’s historical past (4). Kelly gained on this class final yr as a featured artist on Lecrae’s “I’ll Find You.” The opposite nominees are Snoop Dogg’s “Blessing Me Again” (that includes Rance Allen), Erica Campbell’s “All of My Life” (that includes her husband, Warryn Campbell) and Fred Hammond’s “Tell Me Where It Hurts.”