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

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"I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming". Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage.

Not having access to a television during the award show will not prove to be a problem as viewers have the option of live streaming the ceremony at Bet.Com.

The 2017 BET Awards will kick off Sunday night (June 25) at 5 p.m. PST at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and here's how you watch it live. Our outfit selections are at the ready and we assume BET is ready to kick off its biggest and best party, hosted by comedian Leslie Jones.

At last year's edition of the BET Awards, Beyonce won Video of the Year for "Formation", the first track from her hit album "Lemonade". As well, a backstage live stream will take place on Twitter around 5:30 p.m. PST.

Presenters include Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi.

Beyonce, who reportedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn't commented on the topic, is also nominated for best female R&B/pop artist, pitting her against her sister Solange, Mary J. Blige and Kehlani.

Among men, Bruno Mars leads with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his No. 1 disc "24K Magic" as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

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.

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