BET Awards 2015 Nominations: Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown Land the Most

BET awards Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Beyonce
Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Beyonce lead the pack for most BET Award nominations in 2015.  Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Fine Art Auctions Miami; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation

And the nominees are… On Monday, May 18, the list of BET Award nominations were announced. Rapper Nicki Minaj and R&B singer Chris Brown led the pack with six nominations each. 

Coming in at a close second were Beyonce and Lil Wayne with four nominations each. The show airs on BET on June 28. 

Here are the nominees: 

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ
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 F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX)
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU
CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL
CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SELMA)
MARK RONSON F/ 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

Lil wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the BET AWARDS 2014. Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ – 7/11
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU
CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL
CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SELMA)
NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM
BEYONCÉ, 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 

BEST ACTRESS

GABRIELLE UNION
KERRY WASHINGTON
TARAJI P. HENSON
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
VIOLA DAVIS 

BEST ACTOR

ANTHONY ANDERSON
IDRIS ELBA
JUSSIE SMOLLETT
KEVIN HART
TERRENCE HOWARD 

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

JACOB LATIMORE
JADEN SMITH
MO'NE DAVIS
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS
ZENDAYA 

BEST MOVIE

ANNIE
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
SELMA
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO
TOP FIVE 

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

BRITTNEY GRINER
CANDACE PARKER
SERENA WILLIAMS
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS 

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

CHRIS PAUL
FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR.
LEBRON JAMES
MARSHAWN LYNCH
STEPHEN CURRY 

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

BEYONCÉ – 7/11
DEJ LOAF – TRY ME
KENDRICK LAMAR – i
NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN – ONLY
RAE SREMMURD F/ 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 F/ MEEK MILL – DUMB  
MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
SAM SMITH F/ MARY J. BLIGE – STAY WITH ME
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK)

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