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2015 BET Awards Nominees Include Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & More

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The 2015 BET Awards nominations are here. Chart-topping artists Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj nabbed six nominations apiece and there are a slew of your favorite hip-hop and R&B artists that follow close behind.

Among the “New Flame” singer’s nominations include one in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category and two nods in the Best Collaboration category for “Loyal” and “New Flame,” respectively.

Minaj’s nominations include mentions in the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Video of the Year (“Anaconda”) categories as well as Best Group as a member of Young Money.

Other multiple-nominated artists include Beyonce and Lil Wayne with four nods each, while Usher, Big Sean, John Legend and Rae Sremmurd grabbed three mentions each.

The 2015 BET Awards will air live from from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

You can check out the full nominations list below.

BET Awards 2015 Nominations

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyonce
Ciara
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group

A$AP Mob
Jodeci
Migos
Rae Sremmurd
Rich Gang
Young Money

Best Collaboration

August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – “No Love (Remix)”
Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown Feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean
Common
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Wale

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Azealia Banks
DeJ Loaf
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Tink
Trina

Video of the Year

Beyonce – “7/11″
Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma)
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

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
Tinashe

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Lecrae
Mali Music
Michelle Williams

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce – “7/11″
DeJ Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj fear. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – “Only”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill – “Dumb”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
The Soil (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK

fka Twigs
Fuse ODG
Lethal Bizzle
Little Simz
Mnek
Stormzy

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