BET NETWORKS has announced the nominees for the 2015 BET AWARDS, with CHRIS BROWN and NICKI MINAJ leading the list with six nods each and BEYONCÉ and LIL WAYNE nominated for four awards each. The 15th anniversary show will be held on JUNE 28th at the NOKIA THEATRE in LOS ANGELES.

“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” said BET Pres./Programming STEPHEN HILL. “We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET AWARDS.”

The nominees include:

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

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 soundtrack to “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY”)

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 soundtrack to “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY”)

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: U.K.

  • FKA TWIGS
  • FUSE ODG
  • LETHAL BIZZLE
  • LITTLE SIMZ
  • MNEK
  • STORMZY

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