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

Who better to host than Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones?

The BET Awards are nearly here, and here's the question of the hour: How can you stream the 2017 BET Awards red carpet?

"I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year", she said in a statement. "I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming". Check out who else is performing at #BETAwards '17: @therealmaryjblige, @asaprocky, @officialxscape, @sza, @maxwell, @thegr8khalid, @kamasiwashington, @laflare1017, @iameldebarge, and @frenchmontana!

The "One Dance" crooner who is now having the time of his life with the traction he has been gaining in the global music scene, also bagged seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards, won three Billboard awards and won an award for writing Drake's "One Dance". "Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.' Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for 'Best Male Hip-Hop Artist" and 'Best New Artist" and Migos for 'Best Group" and 'Best Collaboration" for their #1 hit "Bad and Boujee" with Lil Uzi Vert Award. 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.

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.

The BET Awards will air June 25 at 8 p.m. EST on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Fans hoping to get a peek at some of the action going on backstage can check out Twitter starting at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday for a livestream capturing behind the scenes moments.

  • Carolyn Briggs