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

Posted June 26, 2017

The Leslie Jones-hosted event will air on BET with a live stream available on and YouTube.

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.

"Just get ready to seriously laugh", she said. What channel are the BET Awards 2017 on tonight, and how can you live stream the BET Awards 2017? 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 nominees for this year's awards were announced on May 15, 2017, and the two artists who are leading the nominations are Beyoncé Knowles with seven, and Bruno Mars with five. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

Throughout the course of their extensive musical career, New Edition, an R&B group consisting of members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill, released several chart-topping hits including "Candy Girl", "Cool It Now", and "Mr. Telephone Man" - for which they received multiple Soul Train Awards and American Music Award wins.

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

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

Other strong competition Sunday include best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head. New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award, while Chance the Rapper will earn the humanitarian award. Drake will go head to head with the likes of Future, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper and Big Sean for a chance to take home the coveted trophy.

Now that you are know the date, time, channel, and everything else there is to know about the BET Awards, tune into BET at 8:00 have an awesome star-studded end to your weekend.

Host Leslie Jones tweeted the big news on Friday (23Jun17).