BET Networks Announces Final Nominees for ‘The BET Social Awards’

With this day and age of social media being a catalyst in the careers of many of the talents you follow, it seems most fitting the BET would be hosting the Inaugural Social Awards show.With Mike Epps Executive Producing and Micheal Blackston hosting, The 2018 Social Awards is bound to be a gut-wrenching, side hurting great laugh. This being the first award show of its type, is set to air live in Atlanta, GA on February 11, 2018, at 10 P.M ET/ 7 P.M PT. The show will highlight and broadcast about the top trending topics, social influencers, viral moments, social media comedians, reality tv stars, and all around the best AND the worst of social media moments for 2017.

Categories to be highlighted for awards include some of the following: “Best Tea” which will be awarded to the best entertainment news outlet, “Issa Wave” which will be awarded to the best artist who has maximized their social media platform by way of views, likes, and streams, “LMAO!” which will be awarded to the most hilarious social media comics, “Baewatch” which is awarded to the couple that we are all watching and probably posting or thinking about as #RelationshipGoals.

Now whether it’s JessHilarious, Kash Doll, The Read-Podcast, Teyana and Iman, Keyshia Kaior and Gucci, KendallKyndall or Baller Alert, this is your chance as followers, supporters, fans and critics to cast your vote on who you think is HOT and scroll past what’s NOT. Be sure to tune in to the BET network on February 11, 2018, at 10 P.M ET/ 7 P.M PT to find out the results. Everybody will be watching, posting, tweeting and commenting so get RIGHT or you will be LEFT out of the conversation!

The final nominees for round two of “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” online voting are:


Gone are the days of record sales reigning supreme! To be the most influential social artist, you need streams, likes and views — these bubbling artists nabbed all 3. Now the question is, who’s wavy enough to take the crown?

  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • H.E.R
  • 21 Savage
  • Kash Doll
  • Logic



#BookedAndBusy! These influencers are the definition of “no days off.” From sliding onto our timeline and into our hearts, all while securing the bag, that’s a true hustler mentality. Vote now for your favorite!

  • FatboySSE
  • Kendallkyndall
  • Jess Hilarious
  • DC Young Fly
  • WatchJazzy


Social media is the new frontier of comedy and these nominees always keep us laughing 24/7. From their hilarious posts to their ability to pick us up when we’re down, these nominees take the cake for best social media comedians. Who served up the best kiki?

  • Blame It on Kway
  • Jess Hilarious
  • HaHa Davis
  • LaLaSizaHands89
  • Tami Roman


If you troll, they’re trolling back! Internet beef is nothing new, but when these nominees let loose, the whole world notices. From clever reads to snatching edges, these nominees are known to put people back in their place. Whose clapback game was the strongest?

  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Remy Ma
  • Maxine Waters
  • Angela Rye
  • Jess Hilarious



Pop in your headphones, you’re in for a treat. These podcasts are the voice of the people, and we want to know which one is your favorite!

  • The Drink Champs
  • The Bodega Boys
  • The Read
  • Two Dope Queens
  • Joe Budden Podcast



Let’s celebrate the memes and gifs that came out of nowhere, took over our timelines and showcased clever moods, shade and subs we didn’t even know we needed.

  • Roll Safe
  • Salt Bae
  • Issa Rae – “I’m Rooting for Everything Black”
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta – “Who Said That?”
  • Michael Jordan Crying


These power couples epitomize #relationshipgoals and we’re here for it! Rep your favorite couple and vote below!

  • Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’oir
  • Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert
  • Cardi B & Offset
  • Remy Ma & Papoose
  • Russell Wilson & Ciara


Social media has flipped entertainment news on its head; these new media outlets represent the best sources of all the tea to fill your cup.

  • Famelous
  • Bossip
  • The Shade Room
  • Baller Alert

Whitney J.

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