2015 BET Awards: Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj Lead Nominee List

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The nominations have been released for the 2015 BET Awards.

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, after a stellar year, unsurprisingly lead the pack with 6 nods each.

Behind them are Queen Bey and Lil Wayne with 4 nominations each.

One of the most highly contested categories is the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, with Drake, Big Sean, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Wale all nominated.

See the full nominee list below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Ciara
Janelle Monae
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Jhené Aiko

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd
Usher
Trey Songz

Best Group

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

Best Collaboration

August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – “No Love” (Remix)
Big Sean f/ E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown f/ Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake
Common
J. Cole
Big Sean
Wale
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks
Dej Loaf
Tink
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj
Trina

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “7/11” Big Sean f/ E-40 – “IDFWU”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown f/ Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Common and John Legend – “Glory”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Fatima Robinson
Hype Williams
Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Todd Tourso

Best New Artist

Bobby Shmurda
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
Tinashe
Sam Smith

Best Gospel Artist

Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tye Tribbett
Tamela Mann

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Jussie Smollett
Terrence Howard

YoungStars Award

Mo’ne Davis
Quvenzhané Wallis
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Zendaya

Best Movie

Annie
Beyond the Lights
Selma
Top Five
Think Like a Man Too

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Chris Paul
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Stephen Curry
Marshawn Lynch
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyoncé – “7/11”
Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake and Lil Wayne – “Only”
Rae Sremmurd f/ Nicki Minaj and Young Thug – “Throw Sum Mo”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Centric Award

Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name”
Jazmine Sullivan f/ Meek Mill – “Dumb”
Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Sam Smith f/ Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”

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

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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