Tonight (June 25), the annual BET Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Though R&B's hottest singers are in the lead with the most nominations, it's likely the dozen or so hip-hop artists vying for the wins will take home awards in several categories.

Big Sean, whose had an amazingly successful 2017 since the release of his I Decided. album in February, is up for two nominations, including Video of the Year for last year's "Bounce Back" visual. Sean Don competes against Drake and Kendrick Lamar for Best Male Hip-Hop artist, along with Future, Chance the Rapper and J. Cole.

The winner for Best New Artist shall be interesting, to say the least, seeing that this year's list is extremely competitive. This year finds ladies Young M.A. and Cardi B going up against former XXL Freshmen 21 Savage and Chance The Rapper, who is set to be honored at tonight's ceremony.

Newcomers Young M.A. and Cardi B are also up for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. They stand against Missy Elliott, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj, who have all had major hits within the past year.

Earlier this week a slew of performers were added to the bill, including A$AP Rocky, Swae Lee and French Montana, who all have been praised by fans in recent weeks for their new music. Other rappers who are due to hit the stage later on are Future, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and XXL's spring cover feature, DJ Khaled.

Check back for the updated winners as they are announced.

BET Awards Winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown Feat. Gucci Mane & Usher – "Party"
DJ Khaled Feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – Kehlani “Crzy”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes Feat. Desiigner”
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé “Sorry”

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance the Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A

Album of the Year
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
Lemonade – Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans – “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia Feat. Tye Tribbett –”I Made It”
Kirk Franklin Feat. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – “My World Needs You”
Lecrae – “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie
Fences
Get Out
Hidden Figures
Moonlight
The Birth of a Nation

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry

Centric Award
Fantasia – “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani – “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd – “All About Me”
Yuna – “Crush” Feat. Usher

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Drake – “Fake Love”
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – "Starboy"

Best International Act: Europe
Booba (France)
Mhd (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK)

Best International Act: Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Tekno (Nigeria)
WizKid (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

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