2010 BET Award Nominees Announced

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98509723 2010 BET Award Nominees Announced

Nominations for the 2010 BET Awards have been announced, and one hip hop superstar leads in the award nominations.  See which AMP artists are up for what award after the jump!

[lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm] leads the pack with five total nominations including Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration for “Empire State Of Mind,” Best Video for both “Run This Town” and “Empire State Of Mind” and Viewer’s Choice for “Empire State Of Mind.”

Jay-Z’s other half, [lastfm]Beyoncé[/lastfm] follows with four nominations, tying with [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], [lastfm]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm]Trey Songz[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Melanie Fiona[/lastfm].

Also, nominated in the Best New Artist category is teen heart throb [lastfm]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] and the rising queen of hip hop, [lastfm]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm]. Who do you think will come out on top?

Check out the entire list of nominees below and visit BET.com for more info!

BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

BEST MALE R&B ARTIST
Chris Brown
Raheem DeVaughn
Maxwell
Trey Songz
Usher

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Ester Dean
Lil Kim
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Trina

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
B.o.B.
Drake
Fabolous
Jay-Z
Ludacris

BEST NEW ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Melanie Fiona
Nicki Minaj
Wale
Young Money

BEST GOSPEL
The Anointed Pace Sisters
Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti
Tamela Mann
Marvin Sapp
Vickie Winans

BEST GROUP
Black Eyed Peas
Clipse
Diddy-Dirty Money
New Boyz
Young Money

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”
B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”
Drake & Trey Songz – “Successful”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem – “Forever”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – “Say Aah”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Gil Green
Anthony Mandler
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”
B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”
Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Selena Gomez
Lil JJ
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith
Tyler James Williams

VIEWER’S CHOICE
Beyonce – “Sweet Dreams”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Monica – “Everything To Me”
Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy – “Hard”
Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – “Say Aah”
Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga) f/ Lloyd – “Bedrock”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Kojo Antwi (Ghana)
Chipmunk (UK)
Dizzee Rascal (UK)
Estelle (UK)
Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa)
K’NAAN (Somalia)
M.I. (Nigeria)
P-Square (Nigeria)
Corinne Bailey Rae (UK)
Sade (UK)

CENTRIC AWARD
Melanie Fiona
Maxwell
Chrisette Michele
Monica
Sade

[Source: Idolator]

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