Trey Songz, Fiona Follow Jay Z With 2010 BET Award Nominations

The nominees are in for BET’s anticipated 2010 BET Awards ! Joining Jay Z in leading the pack of nominees, Trey Songz, Melanie Fiona, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Drake are each nominated for four awards. Nominees for the 2010 BET Awards were revealed Tuesday, May 18 along with confirmation of the awards’ rumored host, Queen Latifah. Confirmed to perform at this year’s show, Trey Songz is the leading R&B male artist at the BET Awards garnering nominations for Best Collaboration, Viewer’s Choice, and Best Male R&B Artist. The latter field, Best Male R&B Artist, is shared with Usher, Maxwell, Raheem Devaughn and Chris Brown. Just as Songz leads the pack of R&B men, Melanie Fiona joins Beyonce in leading the ladies. Earning four nominations a piece, Fiona and Beyonce are nominated for Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year together (‘It Kills Me,’ ‘Video Phone’). Fiona also earned a Centric Award nod, which she shares with Monica, Sade, Chrisette Michele and Maxwell, in addition to a nomination for Best New Artist. While Fiona is on top of her game overall, the Canadian born singer has some tough competition in the Best New Artist category. She will vie for the award against Justin Bieber, Wale, Young Money, and Nicki Minaj. Fellow Canadian born talent, Drake, is also nominated for four awards, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist and a double nomination in the Best Collaboration category (“Successful,’ ‘Forever’). Monica, Maxwell, Sade, Chrisette Michele, B.o.B, Ludacris, Fabolous, Ester Dean, Lil Kim, the Clipse, Dirty Money, Diddy, Rasheeda, Trina, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Lady Gaga and Young Jezzy round out this year’s nominees (see list below) The 2010 BET Awards are set to go down Sunday, June 27 in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below and stay clicked to Singersroom for updates ! Best Male R&B Artist Chris Brown Raheem DeVaughn Maxwell Trey Songz Usher Best Male Hip Hop Artist B.o.B. Drake Fabolous Jay-Z Ludacris Best Gospel The Anointed Pace Sisters Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti Tamela Mann Marvin Sapp Vickie Winans Best Collaboration Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You Drake & Trey Songz – Successful Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem – Forever Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – Say Aah Video of the Year Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town Best Actor Quinton Aaron Don Cheadle Idris Elba Jamie Foxx Denzel Washington YoungStars Award Selena Gomez Lil JJ Keke Palmer Willow Smith Tyler James Williams Subway Sportsman of the Year Carmelo Anthony Usain Bolt Kobe Bryant LeBron James Tiger Woods


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