BET Award Nominees Announced

BET Award Nominees Announced

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the crowded field, with six nominations each

by BET, May 18, 2015

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BET Award Nominees Announced

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BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the nominations for the "BET Awards" 2015. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead with an impressive six nominations. Chris Brown is nominated for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ two separate nods in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category, two nominations in the ‘Video of the Year’ category and the ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Nicki Minaj is nominated ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ two nominations for ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B / Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ and the coveted ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Lil Wayne is nominated for ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Coca-Cola® Viewers’ Choice Award,’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. This year also marks a special milestone for the "BET Awards" as it celebrates its 15th anniversary live from the Nokia Theatre, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the "BET Awards" 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.



“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards.”

The complete list of nominees for the "BET Awards” 2015 are:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

CIARA

JANELLE MONÁE

JHENÉ AIKO

K. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

AUGUST ALSINA

CHRIS BROWN

JOHN LEGEND

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

BEST GROUP

A$AP MOB

JODECI

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

RICH GANG

YOUNG MONEY

BEST COLLABORATION

AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX)

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE "SELMA")

MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

BIG SEAN

COMMON

DRAKE

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

WALE 

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

AZEALIA BANKS

DEJ LOAF

IGGY AZALEA

NICKI MINAJ

TINK

TRINA

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ – 7/11

BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU

CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL

CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME

COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE "SELMA")

NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA





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