New York rap star Nicki Minaj is going to make the upcoming BET Awards a Young Money takeover by joining label mates Drake and Lil Wayne as the latest musician to perform at the annual event. #GottaBeThere
According to a press release, Nicki, John Legend and Jhené Aiko are now expected to hit the stage later this month.
More chart topping names have been added to the already stellar lineup of performances at the “BET Awards” which will now include Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip hop singer August Alsina. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate will also present at the awards show. (Press Release)
At few weeks ago, Drake, Lil Wayne and music hitmaker Pharrell Williams were announced to invade the show.
Pharrell Williams, Usher, Drake and Lil Wayne are among the first slate of performers announced for the 2014 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, will also perform during the ceremony, the network announced Tuesday. (Chicago Tribune)
Music super couple Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter lead the upcoming ceremony.
BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Drunk In Love”), and Video of the Year twice (“Partition,” “Drunk In Love”). Besides being nominated alongside Beyoncé for Video of the Year and twice for Best Collaboration, Jay is also nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. The nominations announcement comes two days after footage leaked of Solange attacking Jay Z in a The Standard Hotel elevator the night of the Met Gala. Drake, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina follow behind with three nominations each. (Billboard)
BET executive Stephen Hill issued a statement on the upcoming big celebration last month.
“This year’s nominees represent the best of the culture,” says Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials via a press release. “It’s great to see our talented new artist’s right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the nominees.” (Statement)