THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS RETURNS LIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019, AT 8/7c.
THE SECOND ANNUAL LIVE EVENT WILL CELEBRATE SOCIAL MEDIA'S BRIGHTEST STARS.
THE 2019 CATEGORIES INCLUDE "ISSA WAVE," "LMAO!," "STAN LOVE," "SOCIAL HUSTLE" AND "BEST CELEB FOLLOW." NOMINEES INCLUDE @THEBSIMONE2, @BLAMEITONKWAY, @SNOOPDOGG, @THESHIGGYSHOW, @IAMZOIE, @IAMCARDIB, @CHICKLET.HF, @ELLAMAI, @CITYGIRLS, @JAYVERSACE, @WILLSMITH, @PLIES, @HAHADAVIS, @KINGJAMES AND MANY MORE.
THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS WILL AIR LIVE FROM ATLANTA.
VOTING IS NOW OPEN AT BET.COM/BETSOCIALAWARDS
NEW YORK -- January 17, 2019 -- For the second consecutive year, THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS will celebrate the best viral social media moments over the past year across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and more. This live one-hour event will feature social media stars, celebrities, social-inspired performances, unexpected award moments and tons of surprises. Keeping with BET's tradition of celebrating the best in entertainment, the network will once again host an electrifying night of television that is bound to have social media buzzing. THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS airs live Sunday, March 3 at 8/7c from Atlanta.
Slated across five categories -- "Issa Wave," "LMAO!," "Social Hustle," "Stan Love" and "Best Celeb Follow" -- the 2019 nominees include Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cardi B, LeBron James, Queen Naija, Jay Versace, Kwaylon Rogers, LaLa Milan, The Shiggy Show and many more.
Additionally, the show will honor a social activist who uses social media as a tool to keep us informed, mobilized and hopeful for change with the "Social Movement" award and an individual(s) who continuously elevates the social media landscape with the "Social Verified" award.
THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS is a BET Production, with Mike Epps and Kyra Robinson serving as executive producers.
See below for the complete list of THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2019 Official Nominees:
"Issa Wave" highlights newer music artists who have made some of the biggest waves in music over the past year via social media, word of mouth or by bubbling via streaming sites and underground radio shows.
This category highlights some of the funniest, most innovative and popular social media comedians of the year. From skits to roasting to all-out transformation into characters we love, these entertainers have expanded the landscape of comedy.
"Social Hustle" highlights individuals who have taken their social media savvy and flipped it into big success, proving it's not how you start, it's how you finish.
Oh, they fan fans! The "Stan Love" category salutes the die-hard fan clubs that ride with their favorite celebrity through thick and thin. These celebrities have true stan love.
1. BEYHIVE (BEYONCE)
2. BARBZ (NICKI MINAJ)
3. BARDIGANG (CARDI B)
4. RIHANNA NAVY (RIHANNA)
5. TEAMBREEZY (CHRIS BROWN)
6. TEAMDRIZZY (DRAKE)
7. LAMBS (MARIAH CAREY)
8. CICI ARMY (CIARA)
9. FUTUREHIVE (FUTURE)
BEST CELEB FOLLOW
Living their best lives and inviting us to experience them with a front-row seat, these celebrities leave the big screen to hang out with us on our social screens. They inspire us, make us laugh and even sip tea with us as social media drama unfolds -- even if they're the ones in the middle of it.
1. KEVIN HART (@kevinhart4real)
2. SNOOP DOGG (@snoopdogg)
3. DIDDY (@diddy)
4. SERENA WILLIAMS (@serenawilliams)
5. CARDI B (@iamcardib)
6. NICKI MINAJ (@nickiminaj)
7. WILL SMITH (@willsmith)
8. PLIES (@plies)
9. LEBRON JAMES (@kingjames)
10. LIL DUVAL (@lilduval)
11. AMANDA SEALES (@amandaseales)
12. KEKE PALMER (@keke)
13. JADA PINKETT SMITH (@jadapinkettsmith)
For updates and more information about THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS, please visit BET.com/SocialAwards. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #BETSocialAwards.
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