Everything We Know About Tonights BET Awards!

From iconic performances to red carpet glamour the 2023 BET Awards need to be on your watch list. Here is everything you need to know!

The highly anticipated BET Awards are back, promising an unforgettable night filled with non-stop star-studded performances. With the 2023 edition set to mark 50 years of the genre, this year’s show is bound to be an extraordinary tribute to the cultural phenomenon that is hip-hop. From the date and time to the nominees, performers, and special awards, here’s everything we know about the upcoming BET Awards 2023.

Date and Time

The Awards will take place on Sunday, June 25th, airing live from Los Angeles. The show is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET, ensuring viewers across the country can tune in for this spectacular event.

Non-Stop Hip-Hop Party

In celebration of 50 years of hip-hop, the BET Awards promise to deliver a full range of hip-hop favorites, encompassing various subgenres and regional styles. From West Coast to East Coast, Trap to Bounce, Afro Beats, and Dance Hall, the show will be a testament to the genre’s rich and diverse history.

Where to Watch

Viewers can watch on multiple platforms. The show will be broadcasted on BET, ensuring it reaches a wide audience. Additionally, fans can stream the show on BET+ and Paramount+ for a more convenient viewing experience.

Red Carpet Pre-Show

Get ready to be blown away by the glitz and glamour of the Red Carpet Pre-Show. It’s a star-studded affair that promises jaw-dropping fashion moments and exclusive interviews that will leave you craving for more. Hosted by BET legend Terrence J, the pre-show will commence at 6:00 ET/PT. Fans can expect to witness dazzling fashion moments and exciting interviews with their favorite artists before the main event begins.

Nominations and Special Awards

Setting the stage ablaze, Drake dominates the BET Awards 2023 nominations, securing an incredible seven nods and solidifying his reign as a true music icon. He’s recognized in categories such as Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, and Album of the Year, among others. GloRilla follows closely behind with six nominations, while artists like 21 Savage, Lizzo, Beyoncé, SZA, Ice Spice, Chris Brown, and Burna Boy have also received multiple nods. In addition, the legendary Busta Rhymes is set to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Powerhouse Performances

This year’s BET Awards will showcase an incredible lineup of legendary artists. The stage will come alive with performances by 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo. Alongside these icons, nominees Coco Jones and GloRilla, as well as hitmakers Doechii and Lil Uzi Vert, are set to take the stage and deliver memorable moments.


As the BET Awards approach, the excitement continues to build for what promises to be an incredible celebration of hip-hop’s 50-year legacy. From the star-studded performances to the recognition of talented artists and the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, this year’s show is poised to leave a lasting impression. Make sure to gather your friends, and tune in to witness the unforgettable moments that the BET Awards have in store.

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Gabriella Medina

Gabriella is a journalism major at the University of Southern California interested in reporting on music and dance. She is also pursuing a minor in Culture, Media and Entertainment and is an anchor for Annenberg Media’s Latinx outlet, Dímelo.