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

The 2017 BET Awards ceremony, taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles is set to be hosted by comedian Leslie Jones. You never know. It's the BET Awards.

What Time Do the BET Awards 2017 Start?

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today. What channel are the BET Awards 2017 on tonight? The night will be dedicated to honoring African Americans and other minorities for their work in music, film, television, music and a variety of other achievements in the entertainment industry. Beyoncé's seven nominations include nods for best female R&B/pop artist (up against sister Solange), best collaboration (with Kendrick Lamar on "Freedom"), album of the year and video of the year. She will be joining the ranks of former hosts like Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, and Kevin Hart.

"I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year", she said in a statement. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show". "I'm always writing material and putting it away and working on things".

This is the second straight year Wizkid will be winning the award.

Tonight will be fun for everybody, as many awesome artists will grace the stage with their outstanding performances.

Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Trey Songz, DJ Khaled, Future and Maxwell are some of the artistes scheduled to perform on the night.

Who Will be Presenting the Awards?

Other nominees include Missy Elliott, Young Ma and Cardi B. This Sunday is the 2017 BET awards, which celebrates a range of artists, actors, and athletes.