BET Awards 2015: Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Lead the Nominations

BET Awards 2015: Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Lead the Nominations

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Beyonce and Lil Wayne have four nominations each

Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown are leading the pack of this year’s BET Award nominations as they are tied with six nominations each. 

BET released the full Awards nominees on Monday, revealing Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj as top contenders for 2015 BET Awards, followed by Beyonce and Lil Wayne who both received four nominations each. Brown wins the nominations for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist where he will be going up against the likes of Usher, John Legend and Trey Songz. Two separate nominations for the Best Collaboration category for his songs “Loyal”, featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga and “New Flame” with Usher and Rick Ross, two nominations for the Video of the Year category and another for the Coca Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. 

Minaj received nominations for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, two nominations for Coca Cola Viewer’s Choice Award and Best Group as a member of Young Money.

BET Awards was started in 2001 and ever since acknowledging the contributions of African-American entertainers, artists, and sports personalities. The awards are comprised of 20 categories including Best Movie, Best Athlete of the Year and Best Gospel Artist. The 2015 BET Awards will air live on June 28, 2015 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Janelle Monae

Jhene Aiko



K. Michelle

Best Male R&/Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

August Alsina


John Legend

Best Group

A$AP Mob


Rae Sremmurd

Rich Gang

Young Money


Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar


Big Sean




Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks

Dej Loaf

Iggy Azalea


Nicki Minaj


Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Beyonce, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

Chris Robinson

Fatima Robinson

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Sam Smith


Best Gospel Artist

Michelle Williams

Erica Campbell

Deitrick Haddon

Fred Hammond 

Mali Music


Best Actress

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Eliss Ross

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Idris Elba

Jussie Smollet

Kevin Hart

Terrence Howard

Youngstars Award

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

Mo’ne Davis

Quvenzhane Wallis


Best Movie


Beyond the Lights


Think Like a Man Too

Top Five

Sportsman of the Year

Chris Paul

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

LeBron James

Marshawn Lynch

Stephen Curry

Sportswoman of the Year

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb”

Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk”

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga)

Big Sean – “IDFWU (feat. E.40)

August Alsina – “No Love (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher and Rick Ross)

Common and John Legend – “Glory”

Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

Video of the Year

Beyonce – “7/11”

Chris Brown – “New Flame”

Chirs Brown – “Loyal”

Big Sean – “IDFWU”

Nicki Minaj –“Anaconda”

Common and John Legend – “Glory”

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