The 2023 BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 25). Lil Uzi Vert and GloRilla will perform during the televised ceremony.
Lil Uzi Vert scored a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this year with the Jersey Club-inspired “Just Wanna Rock” single. That track became the unofficial anthem of the Philadelphia Eagles team’s NFL playoff run.
Last year, GloRilla burst onto the scene with her viral smash “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” featuring Hitkidd. Yo Gotti’s musical protégé followed up the Grammy-nominated track with the Top 10 hit “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B.
BET Award Viewers Will Get To See Legendary Hip Hop Stars
Additionally, the 2023 BET Awards will celebrate Hip-Hop culture’s 50th anniversary by presenting a star-studded list of legends. Acts such as Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Master P, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke and Warren G will hit the stage.
“We have an incredible lineup of performers who will take us on a musical journey, covering Hip-Hop spanning every decade, style, and region,” Connie Orlando, BET EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said. “From music to dance and fashion, we are digging through every crate as we celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop and its diversity, evolution, and global impact.”
Orlando added, “This wall-to-wall party will reverberate with the amazing energy and passion these artists bring to the stage and the culture. Prepare for an unforgettable night of reunions and surprises as we celebrate Hip-Hop’s rich history, enduring legacy, and promising future.”
Rising Stars Will Also Get To Shine In Los Angeles
BET Awards Best New Artist nominees Doechii and Coco Jones will also share their talents with the BET audience. GloRilla made it into the Best New Artist category as well, along with Ambré, FLO, Ice Spice and Lola Brooke.
Drake earned the most nominations (seven) for the 2023 BET Awards, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. GloRilla picked up the most nominations for a female artist with six nods. Lizzo was right behind Big Glo with five.