Bruno Mars to open BET Awards

A special backstage livestream will take place on Twitter starting around June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The superstar singer is up for seven awards, followed by Bruno Mars who has five nominations. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show".

Comedian Leslie Jones, known for her work on "Saturday Night Live" will be hosting the star-studded night.

And aside from Bruno, some of music's biggest names are set to take the stage and get the crowd pumped up, including A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, El Debarge, French Montana, Future, Gucci Mane, Kamasi Washington, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Migos, New Edition, Post Malone, Roman Gianarthur, Swae Lee, Tamar Braxton, SZA, Trey Songz and Xscape. Other notable nominations include Chance the Rapper and Migos, who are also up for four nominations.

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The officers get her name then she invites them into her house to show them that some of her possessions were missing. SPD officers are given the option of carrying a Taser, pepper spray or a baton as a less-than-lethal option.

Leslie Jones will host the BET Awards ceremony Sunday.

Awards season is a wonderful time of the year. Also, "Amazulu" hitmaker Amanda Black and Tanzanian performer Ray Vanny are nominated for Viewer's Choice Award "Best International Act", in conjunction with performers from the UK, South Korea, Canada, Australia and Jamaica.

Mars has been on an R&B adventure with his latest album, "24K Magic", which was inspired by '90s R&B. Familiar faces like Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside newer names like Trevor Noah, Algee Smith and Yara Shahidi to present the awards for the night.

Earlier this month BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 "BET Awards".

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