Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

"BET was the first network and place where I was on TV". Host Leslie Jones confirmed the news a couple days ago on Twitter.

This year's show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

Jones has had plenty of posts leading up to the awards show, including one where she appeared to be enjoying herself at a BET Award pre-party event on Wednesday night. "I will not be announcing any of the winners, so let's hope I will not be in a situation" like Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty's La La Land/Moonlight mix-up", she said during the conference call. Plus, Beyoncé received seven nods, including one for best female R&B/pop artist. The 24-year-old rapper will join the likes of Jesse Williams, Al Sharpton, Muhammad Ali, John Legend and several others who have received the award in the past. In addition to his performance, the "That's What I Like" singer is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video Director of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year. Chance the Rapper and Migos are up for four nominations as wel, and a full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available here.

The BET website doesn't live stream the show, but it takes you backstage and on the red carpet. Familiar faces like Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside newer names like Trevor Noah, Algee Smith and Yara Shahidi to present the awards for the night.

The group is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and BET is sure to have something in store to delight fans.

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