Tonight is the 2017 BET Awards, and you’re probably wondering who’s performing at the show.
Hosted by SNL fan-favorite Leslie Jones, the 17th annual BET Awards, dubbed the “Family Reunion for the Culture” on Twitter, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
— MTV (@MTV) June 24, 2017
As far as nominations are concerned, Beyoncé has the most, with seven total. Bruno Mars has five nods, followed by Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos, who all have four.
In addition to being nominated for several awards, Chance the Rapper will also be honored as a recipient of the Humanitarian Award, and New Edition will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and will also perform during the show.
Other performers for the night include Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Future, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Maxwell, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, Xscape and many more.
Take a look at the full list of 2017 BET Awards performers below!
Bruno Mars — who is nominated for five BET Awards — has been on tour for most the summer. However, he is currently on break until July 15th when his “24K Magic World Tour” resumes in Las Vegas, which means that he will definitely be present and accounted for Sunday night (Jun. 25) at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles.
Because of his tour schedule, earlier this year for the Billboard Awards, Mars was forced to pre-record his “Versace on the Floor” performance from one of his many tour stops, but since he doesn’t have a show scheduled tonight, he’ll definitely be able to hit the stage tonight for the BET Awards. In fact, he’s scheduled to open the show!
Though it hasn’t been revealed what he’ll be performing (he probably wants us to be surprised), we expect him to either do a medley or hits, or maybe he’ll possibly debut what should be his next single, “Chunky.”
Mars is nominated for five BET Awards — Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director of the Year for “That’s What I Like,” Video of the Year for “24K Magic” and Album of the Year for 24K Magic.
Full disclosure: Beyoncé opened the show last year with a surprise performance of “Freedom” from Lemonade, and she brought Kendrick Lamar and a whole pool of water with her, so Bruno has some pretty big shoes to fill if he’s going to even attempt to top that.
New Edition’s popularity has had a recent resurgence, thanks to their critically acclaimed three-part BET biopic, “The New Edition Story.”
During tonight’s BET Awards, the R&B sextet will be honored as Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and they are also expected to hit the stage for an unforgettable performance.
The last time the group performed for BET was in 2005 for the network’s 25th anniversary special, which was reenacted in their biopic. The last time New Edition has taken the stage together at all was during their tour in 2012.
Lil Wayne, who is nominated for two awards (Best Group with 2 Chainz and Best Collaboration with Chance the Rapper & 2 Chainz for “No Problem”), is scheduled to take the stage along with DJ Khaled tonight for a performance of their hit single “I’m the One.”