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Bruno Mars, Future, Tamar & Trey Songz Among First List of Performers at 2017 BET Awards

By Teonny Spears / Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:01 PM / No Comments

After revealing that comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones would be hosting last week, the BET Awards are finally coming into full swing as the first list of performers have been announced.

Along with leading the men nominees with five nods, Bruno Mars will be taking the stage along with his backing band, The Hooligans, for the first time ever. Future, Migos, Trey Songz, and Tamar Braxton have also been announced as performers for the night.

Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Trevor Noah have been announced as the first list of presenters.

When speaking about hosting the BET Awards last week, Leslie stated that it was a full circle moment for her:

“I am so excited to be hosting the BET Awards this year. BET was the first network and place where I was on TV – I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming. “I went out in the world and did what I needed to do and now I can come home to my people and say, ‘Yo! Look what I did!’”

The 2017 BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. Beyonce leads this year’s list of nominees with a total of seven nods including R&B/Pop Artist and Album of The Year for LEMONADE, while Bruno Mars comes in second place with with five nods including Video of the Year. Solange, Migos and Chance the Rapper are also scored multiple nominations.

More presenters and performers, as well as the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Awards, will be revealed within the next few days.


About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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