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

Beyonce 2016 BET Awards

The main event will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, United States of America, and will be hosted by comedian Leslie Jones.

Previous year the two became the latest siblings to both have No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.

Stonebwoy who won the 2015 BET Award for Best International Act: Africa, has been nominated again this year in the same category.

The first group of performers and presenters set to take the stage at the 2017 show was announced last month with acts such as Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton ready to set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts.

His sophomore album, "Sounds from the Other Side" is slated to drop this year with impressive collaborations making the features list.

Mars has been on an R&B adventure with his latest album, "24K Magic", which was inspired by '90s R&B. There will also be sibling rivalry in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category, which also includes Mary J. Blige, Kehlani and Rihanna. Following her lead is show-opener Bruno Mars with five nods, and Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos, who each have four.

Basically, it's a must-watch if you're into seeing your favorite hip-hop artists perform live. Other nominees include Missy Elliott, Young Ma and Cardi B.

Don't miss out on hip-hop's big night because you don't want to be tied down to the TV.

"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show", the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today.

New Edition will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the big bash, while Chance the Rapper will be handed the Humanitarian Award.

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