Wizkid : Pop star wins 'Best International Act' at BET Awards 2017

The BET Awards - honoring African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year - were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network.

This year's show will be hosted by Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones.

Among men, Bruno Mars leads with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his No. 1 disc "24K Magic" as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

As announced by Jones on Friday, Bruno Mars is set to open the show.

Bruno will join DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Future, Migos, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, Khalid and SZA, who are also billed to perform at the prizegiving to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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"I am so excited to be hosting the BET Awards this year", Jones said in an earlier statement.

Who run the world, especially during award season? Last year's energy-filled performances included tributes to the late Prince and a memorable collaboration between Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar; no word yet on whether or not new mom-of-three Beyonce will make an appearance, but if so, it'll most likely be as an audience member rather than performer (though she would be a showstopper nonetheless!).

If you want to know the BET Awards 2017 time schedule, then you should know that it will air on June 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Presenters include Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi.

Online viewers can log in to the BET Awards Twitter page for a special backstage live stream at 8:30 pm ET along with updates of the night's big winners.

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