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BET Awards Nominees: Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Rihanna and More

May 18, 2011, 2:00 am GMT

Breezy gets six nods, Weezy trails behind him with five, and RiRi follows along with Kanye West and Drake with four.



Nomination list of this year's BET Awards has just been announced on "106 & Park" with Chris Brown leading the pack. The R&B artist, who sparked controversy with his emotional tribute to Michael Jackson when performing at the BET stage last year, scores a total of six nods.

Breezy is vying for Best Male R&B Artist against the likes of Cee-Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher. He is also up for Best Actor, going head-to-head against Laz Alonso, Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Jamie Foxx.

His song "Look at Me Now", which features Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, is additionally nominated for Best Collaboration and Viewer's Choice Award. In the former category, the "Yeah 3x" singer gets a double nomination as his other track "Deuces" is also up for the battle.

"Look at Me Now" music video, meanwhile, is one of the Video of the Year contenders along with Marsha Ambrosius's "Far Away", B.o.B's "Airplanes", Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock", Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" and Kanye West's "Runaway".

Following Breezy's domination on the list is Lil Wayne who receives five nominations. The Young Money rap mogul gets three of the nods from his guest appearance on Breezy's "Look at me Now". He is additionaly listed as a nominee for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and his first post-prison single "6 Foot 7 Foot" is up for Viewer's Choice Award.

Rihanna, along with Kanye and Drake, trails behind Weezy with four nominations. The other nominees include Beyonce Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Jennifer Hudson, Cali Swag District, Diddy-Dirty Money and Marsha Ambrosius.

Beside honoring those working on music, the BET Awards also recognizes the best in movie. "Death at a Funeral (2010)", "For Colored Girls", "Takers", "The Book of Eli" and Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?" are competing for Best Movie. As for Best Actress battle, there are Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Regina King, Zoe Saldana and Kerry Washington.

Winners will be announced at the 2011 BET Awards airing live June 26 from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Kevin Hart is going to host the event, and Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the upcoming star-studded ceremony.

Female R&B Artist:

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Best Male R&B Artist: Best Group: Best Collaboration: Video of the Year: Video Director of the Year:
  • Benny Boom
  • Mr. Boomtown
  • Chris Robinson
  • Kanye West
  • Hype Williams
Best New Artist: Best Gospel:
  • Byron Cage
  • Deitrick Haddon
  • Mary Mary
  • Karen Clark Sheard
  • BeBe and CeCe Winans
Best Actress: Best Actor: YoungStars Award: Best Movie: Sportswoman of the Year: Sportsman of the Year: Viewer's Choice Award: Centric Award: Best International Act: U.K. Best International Act: Africa
  • 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
  • D'Banj (Nigeria)
  • D-Black (Ghana)
  • Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
  • Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
  • Teargas (South Africa)


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