The stage is set for a night of celebration and recognition as Megan Thee Stallion is slated to open the 2024 BET Awards with a highly anticipated performance. The ceremony, known as “Culture’s Biggest Night,” will take place on Sunday, June 30, starting at 8 p.m. ET.


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Returning as host for the evening is the dynamic Taraji P. Henson, who will guide viewers through a star-studded lineup. The night promises to be memorable, particularly as Usher will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement BET Award, acknowledging his significant contributions to the music industry.

The announcement of Megan Thee Stallion’s performance is just one highlight in a series of exciting news leading up to the event. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Will Smith will also take the stage to debut a new song, adding to the anticipation.

The list of performers includes a mix of seasoned and rising stars, ensuring a diverse and entertaining show. Confirmed acts include GloRilla, Ice Spice, Latto, Ms. Lauryn Hill & YG Marley, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, Tyla, and Victoria Monét. Tanner Adell will bring her talent to the BET Amplified stage, showcasing emerging artists.


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The 2024 BET Awards nominations are led by Drake, who has secured seven nods. His nominations include Album of the Year, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Notably, Drake has double nominations in the Video of the Year category for “First Person Shooter” featuring J. Cole and “Rich Baby Daddy” featuring Sexyy Red and SZA.

Following closely is Nicki Minaj with multiple nominations, including Album of the Year for “Pink Friday 2” and Best Female Hip Hop Artist. The Album of the Year category features fierce competition, with nominees such as Chris Brown, Gunna, 21 Savage, Usher, Victoria Monét, and Killer Mike joining Drake and Minaj.

The Video of the Year category is equally competitive, with nominees including Doja Cat (“Agora Hills”), Lil Durk ft. J. Cole (“All My Life”), Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (with Aqua) (“Barbie World”), Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (“Bongos”), Drake feat. J. Cole (“First Person Shooter”), Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage (“Good Good”), Victoria Monét (“On My Mama”), and Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA (“Rich Baby Daddy”).

As the countdown to the 2024 BET Awards continues, excitement is building for what promises to be an unforgettable night celebrating the best in music, culture, and entertainment.

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