BET Awards 2023: Everything You Need To Know About The Show

For the very first time, an African artists is nominated for a category other than the Best International Act.

Tems BET Awards 2023
Tems at the 2022 BET Awards

The BET Awards 2023 are approaching, promising an unforgettable celebration of Black culture. This annual event, known as the “ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience,” will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

When is the Show and What Time Does It Start?

Make sure to mark your calendars for Sunday’s live broadcast of the 2023 BET Awards, starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This electrifying event will immerse viewers in a non-stop hip-hop party, honouring 50 years of the genre throughout the telecast. From West Coast to East Coast, Trap to Bounce, Afro Beats, and Dance Hall, the culture’s finest will deliver a full range of hip-hop favourites.

How Can You Watch the Show?

To catch the action-packed BET Awards 2023, tune in to BET, BET+, or Paramount+. These platforms provide multiple options to enjoy the show and experience the excitement firsthand.

Where Can You Stream the Show?

Stream the much-anticipated Culture’s Biggest Night on BET+! BET+ offers a new ad-free Essential plan for $6 per month or a premium ad-free tier for $10 a month. With your subscription, you’ll not only have access to the BET Awards but also enjoy over 2,000 hours of original BET+ shows, Tyler Perry films, and more. Dive into a world of entertainment with offerings like “Gabrielle Union: My Journey to 50,” “Average Joe,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” and much more.

Is There a Red Carpet Pre-Show This Year?

No BET Awards is complete without a fabulous Red Carpet Pre-Show. Tune in at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT to catch all the dazzling fashion and exciting interviews. This year’s Red Carpet Pre-Show will be hosted by the esteemed BET legend, Terrence J.

Who Is Nominated This Year?

The nominations for the BET Awards 2023 are filled with exceptional talent. Leading the pack with an impressive seven nominations is none other than Drake. His nominations include Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration for his song “Wait for U” with Future and Tems, Album of the Year for his collaborative release “Her Loss” with 21 Savage, and more.

GloRilla follows closely with six nominations, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best New Artist, Album of the Year for her EP “Anyways, Life’s Great,” and Video of the Year for “Tomorrow 2” with Cardi B. She also secures double nominations for Best Collaboration with “Tomorrow 2” and “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd.

21 Savage and Lizzo both earned five nominations, while Beyoncé, SZA, Ice Spice, Chris Brown, and Burna Boy each scored four nominations. Additionally, the iconic Busta Rhymes is set to receive the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award.

Who Is Performing This Year?

Prepare to be blown away by an incredible lineup of performances by legendary artists. In honour of #HipHop50, BET is bringing you performances by 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo.

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