BET Awards ‘20: Here’s How To Watch 2020 BET Awards Online

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 05: Rapper Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage,)

BET Awards ‘20: Here’s How To Watch 2020 BET Awards Online

The 20th annual ceremony airs virtually this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.

Published June 25th

Written by BET Staff

The BET Awards is set to return this Sunday (June 28) to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s award show will be going virtual. But, we’re still bringing you performances from some of music’s hottest stars and A-listers on Black entertainment’s biggest night. 

We wouldn’t want you to miss a single moment, so we put together a quick explainer of everything you need to know about this year’s BET Awards.

  1. How to watch the BET Awards

    What: The 20th annual BET Awards

    Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020

    Time: 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT

    Where: The virtual celebration will be broadcast live on BET, BET Her and CBS. All you gotta do is tune into these channels or log onto

  2. The nominees are stacked across categories this year, with Drake leading the pack with six nominations, including nods for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Viewer’s Choice of the Year. Following behind him in a close second are Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch who each garnered five nominations, while Beyoncé, Lizzo, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and DaBaby each scored four nominations. 

    Competition is fierce for Album of the Year, with Drake, Beyoncé, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, DaBaby and H.E.R. all up for the coveted win. 

    Additionally, there’s slated performances from Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Kane Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, YG, Masego and more. 

    The BET Awards will also honor late NBA legend Kobe Bryant with a special tribute from Lil Wayne, and Wayne Brady will salute Rock and Roll pioneer Little Richard

    To vote for your favorite artist, head over to where you can vote as many times as you'd like for each category. See the full list of nominees below. 

  3. Album of the Year

    "Cuz I Love You," Lizzo

    "Fever," Megan Thee Stallion

    "Homecoming: The Live Album," Beyoncé

    "I Used to Know Her," H.E.R.

    "Kirk, "DaBaby

    "Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial," Roddy Ricch


    Best Female R&B/Pop Artist



    Jhene Aiko



    Summer Walker


    Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

    Anderson .Paak

    Chris Brown



    The Weeknd



    Best Group

    Chloe x Halle

    City Girls






    Best Collaboration

    Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

    DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, "Higher"

    Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good"

    H.E.R. ft. YG, "Slide"

    Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer"

    Wale ft. Jeremih, "On Chill"


    Best Male Hip Hop Artist




    Lil Baby

    Roddy Ricch

    Travis Scott


    Best Female Hip Hop Artist

    Cardi B

    Doja Cat


    Megan Thee Stallion

    Nicki Minaj



    Video of the Year

    Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

    DaBaby, "Bop"

    DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, "Higher"

    Doja Cat, "Say So"

    Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, "Hot Girl Summer"

    Roddy Ricch, "The Box"


    Video Director of the Year

    Benny Boom

    Cole Bennett

    Dave Meyers

    Director X

    Eif Rivera

    Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor


    Best New Artist


    Lil Nas X

    Pop Smoke

    Roddy Ricch

    Summer Walker

    YBN Cordae

    Dr. Bobby Jones


    Best Gospel/Inspirational

    Fred Hammond, "Alright"

    John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, "I Made It Out"

    Kanye West, "Follow God"

    Kirk Franklin, "Just for Me"

    PJ Morton ft. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, "All In His Pain"

    The Clark Sisters, "Victory"


    Best Movie

    "Bad Boys for Life"

    "Dolemite Is My Name"


    "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé"

    "Just Mercy"

    "Queen & Slim"


    Best Actress

    Angela Bassett

    Cynthia Erivo

    Issa Rae

    Regina King

    Tracee Ellis Ross



    Best Actor

    Billy Porter

    Eddie Murphy

    Forest Whitaker

    Jamie Foxx

    Michael B. Jordan

    Omari Hardwick


    Young Stars Award

    Alex Hibbert

    Asante Blackk

    Jahi Di'Allo Winston

    Marsai Martin

    Miles Brown

    Storm Reid


    Sportswoman of the Year

    Ajeé Wilson

    Claressa Shields

    Coco Gauff

    Naomi Osaka

    Serena Williams

    Simone Biles


    Sportsman of the Year

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Kawhi Leonard

    LeBron James

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Stephen Curry


    BET HER Award

    Alicia Keys, "Underdog"

    Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, "Brown Skin Girl"

    Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, "Melanin"

    Layton Greene, "I Choose"

    Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, "Tempo"

    Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, "Afeni"


    Viewer's Choice Award

    Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

    DaBaby, "Bop"

    Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good"

    Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, "Hot Girl Summer"

    Roddy Ricch, "The Box"

    The Weeknd, "Heartless"


    Best International Act

    Burna Boy (Nigeria)

    Innoss'B (DRC)

    Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

    Dave (U.K.)

    Stormzy (U.K.)

    Ninho (France)

    S.Pri Noir (France)

    Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act

    Rema (Nigeria)

    SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)

    Celeste (U.K.)

    Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)

    Hatik (France)

    Stacy (France)

(Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage,)


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