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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. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

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

Who run the world, especially during award season? 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.

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.

Beyonce's other bids for "Lemonade" are for Album of the Year, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

Beyonce's "Sorry" and Mars' "24K Magic" are nominated for video of the year along with Solange's "Cranes In the Sky", Migos' "Bad and Boujee" and Big Sean's "Bounce Back".

Other strong competition Sunday include best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head.

BET Networks also revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award while multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening's Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.

The most epic showdown will come when the victor of the best male hip hop artist award is revealed.

The 2017 BET Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on BET.

Host Leslie Jones tweeted the big news on Friday (23Jun17). The comedian is pictured attending the Time 100 Gala on April 25, 2017 in New York City.

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