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Skip Marley nominated for 2017 BET Viewer’s Choice Award

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 4:00 PM


Skip Marley, the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, has been nominated for the 2017 BET Viewer’s Choice Award for Best New International Act.

Skip Marley is known for singles like, Lions, Calm Down and We Are The Movement, and is featured on and co-wrote, Katy Perry's 2017 single, Chained to the Rhythm. The two performed the song at the 59th Grammy Awards in February.

The 2017 BET Awards will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theaterin Los Angeles and will include performances by Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition.

The network announced Tuesday that Post Malone and Roman GianArthur, would join previously announced performers Bruno Mars, Migos and Future on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Others set to hit the stage include Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Jessie Reyez.

'Saturday Night Live' comic, Leslie Jones, will be host.

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

Beyoncé, who is pregnant with twins, is nominated for seven awards, while Mars is up for five.

New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award. Chance the Rapper, will earn the humanitarian award.

The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in black entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.