The nominees have been announced, the host has been selected, the stage is set! The biggest night in urban music is back again as the 2011 BET Awards is set to air Sunday, June 26, 2011.
The highly anticipated nominee list was announced today on BET’s 106 & Park and it comes as no surprise that Chris Brown, who called into the special broadcast, leads the pack with six nominations. The “Look At Me Now” hitmaker, who made an impressive comeback this year, earned nods in the Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration (twice), Video of the Year, Best Actor and Viewers’ Choice categories.
Not to be outdone, ‘Far Away’ singer, Marsha Ambrosius, has quite a few nominations herself. Other artists like B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Willow Smith, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne boast multiple nominations as well.
Hosted by comedian, Kevin Hart, this year’s awards show is sure to be full of powerhouse performances, surprise appearances and red carpet fashion.
Did your favorite actor, musician, or group make the cut? See the official nominee list below to find out.
2011 BET Awards Nominees
Best Female R&B Artist
Best Male R&B Artist
Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”
Best New Artist
Video of the Year
“Far Away” Marsha Ambrosius
“Airplanes” B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore
“Look At Me Now” Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Pretty Girl Rock”, Keri Hilson
“Whip My Hair” Willow Smith
“Runaway” Kanye West ft. Pusha T
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans
Best International Act (Africa)
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’ Banj (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)
Best International Act (UK)
Taraji P. Henson
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year