The 2010 BET nominees were just announced and Jay-Z has beaten his wife Beyonce to lead the nominees for honors at this year’s 10th annual BET Awards. Queen Latifah gets the honors as the host.
Jay-Z leads the nominations with 5 nominations across multiple categories: Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year (for which he holds two nominations) and Viewer’s Choice. Closely behind are Beyonce (Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Viewer’s Choice), Alicia Keys (Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Viewer’s Choice), Trey Songz (Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration – 2, Viewer’s Choice) and Melanie Fiona (Best Female R&B Artist, Best New Artist, Video of the Year, Centric Award) with 4 each.
Drake locks 3 individual nominations with an additional 3 for Young Money. Nicki Minaj has 2 individual nods as well as 3 for Young Money. Other multiple nominees include Rihanna, Fabolous, B.O.B., Maxwell and Monica.
The show will broadcast live from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 8:00 P.M. on BET and via live stream on BET.com.
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