Nominations Announced for the 2011 BET Awards, Chris Brown Leads With Six

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
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Diamond
Cymphonique
Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Collaboration
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
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

YoungStars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

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

Best Gospel
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act (Africa)
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’ Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best Actress
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
Takers
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

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