Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Lead BET Award Nominations

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Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are leading the pack with six nominations each for the upcoming BET Awards.

Brown’s nominations include best male R&B/pop artist and viewers’ choice award. He’s nominated twice in both categories for best collaboration and video of the year thanks to “Loyal,” which features Lil Wayne and Tyga, and “New Flame,” which co-stars Usher and Rick Ross.

Minaj is nominated for best female hip-hop artist, best group as a member of Young Money, best collaboration for the remix of “No Love” with August Alsina and video of the year for “Anaconda.” She’s nominated twice for the viewer’s choice award with her hit “Only” and as a guest on Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Some Mo.”

Beyonce and Lil Wayne follow with four nominations each. Beyonce’s “7/11” also will compete for video of the year, along with Big Sean’s “IDFWU” and Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning “Glory,” from the film “Selma.”

The BET Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 28.

Check out the full list of nominees below!
Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best New Artist
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Sam Smith
Tinashe

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Nicki Minaj
Tink
Iggy Azalea
Trina
Dej Loaf

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
J. Cole
Drake
Common
Kendrick Lamar
Big Sean
Wale

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
Ciara
Rihanna
K. Michelle

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
The Weeknd
John Legend
Trey Songz
Usher
August Alsina
Chris Brown

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Migos
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young Money
Jodeci

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
August Alsina – “No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]”
Common & John Legend – “Glory”
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”

Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Jussie Smollett
Kevin Hart
Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Mo’Ne Davis
Quevenzhané Wallis
Zendaya

Best Movie
Annie
Beyond the Lights
Selma
Think Like a Man Too
Top Five

Best Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Lecrae
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)”
Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Common & John Legend – “Glory”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams

Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Lebron James
Marshawn Lynch
Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj – “Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)”
Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Centric Award
Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)”
Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”
Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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