R&B Superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES and rapper T.I. lead the nominees for the first ever VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards Special, with four nods each. The Deja Vu beauty is up for the categories of Song of the Year for âIrreplaceable;â Video of the Year for âGet Me Bodied;â VStyle and R&B Artist of the Year, where she will battle it out with Ne-Yo, R. Kelly and T-Pain. T.I. faces stiff competition from Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs for the Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, while he is also nominated for Best Collaboration on DJ Khaled’s âWe Takin’ Over,â and is recognized for his fashion sense (VStyle), and acting ventures (VHollywood). Other artists nominated at the inaugural event include Timbaland (Producer of the Year), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for âLost Without Uâ), Amy Winehouse (Breakthrough Artist of the Year) and Rihanna (Video of the Year for âUmbrellaâ featuring Jay-Z). The VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards is a special edition of the annual Vibe Awards and will be presented by rapper/actress Eve on 14 November (07).
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